Swannies stay strong

Elly Stewart''s shot on goal during Saturday''s A-grade clash.

Round four of the AFL Outer East competition pitted Olinda Ferny Creek against Pakenham and Woori Yallock in netball.

First up it was the 17 and under grade that took on Pakenham at Pakenham.

It was a competitive game throughout with the young Swannies continually nipping at Pakenham’s heels but never being able to get their nose in front on the scoreboard.

Pakenham secured a six-goal victory.

Ava Van Leemput, Adriana Hawkins, Hannah Pace and Ella Grigg were the best players for Olinda Ferny Creek.

The rest of the day’s action was at Olinda Recreation Reserve, where the hosts took on Woori Yallock across the four open grades.

In D-grade, Olinda Ferny Creek recorded a strong 24-goal victory, with evergreen Michelle Tomlinson, Sarah Thornton and Emmalee Keegan among the best players.

C-grade was a much closer contest throughout, but in the end it was Olinda Ferny Creek prevailing by nine goals.

Katelyn Steven was best on court and well-supported by Jess Horner and Samara Miller.

B-grade was a solid performance by Olinda Ferny Creek, winning every quarter to run away with a 17-goal victory.

Bron Simpson had another sensational game in defense, with Nic Millwood and Dana Portarianos also very good in the victory.

In A-grade it was another powerful performance from the Olinda Ferny Creek girls, who eventually ran away with a 54-goal victory.

Krista Tomlinson, Elly Stewart and Ashlee Howard were among the best players.

The competition with take a break next Saturday with the Worksafe Championships on.

AFL Outer East will take on the Bendigo FNL at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo.

Round four results:

17 and under

Pakenham 35 d Olinda Ferny Creek 29


Olinda Ferny Creek 36 d Woori Yallock 12


Olinda Ferny Creek 37 d Woori Yallock 28


Olinda Ferny Creek 53 d Woori Yallock 36


Olinda Ferny Creek 81 d Woori Yallock 27