Vikings experiment with different player positions and come out on top

UNDER 15: Teammates watch on as Vikings' Kristin Elliot and Railways' Teraleyha Coulthard tussle for possession. PHOTO: Amy Green
UNDER 15: Teammates watch on as Vikings' Kristin Elliot and Railways' Teraleyha Coulthard tussle for possession. PHOTO: Amy Green

Junior Game of the week was the Under 11s Div 1 Vikings vs St Joseph’s match.

Vikings coach Sharene Dearlove experimented with positions against St Joseph’s, testing the skills of Eliza Ashton by starting her in goals.

Whilst moving and positioning well in the goal circle, conversion was not reflected in her agility. She did however, provide a good target for the wings and assisted in overall goal conversion, contributing to her team’s win.

Krystal Thompson worked hard in defense and was pivotal to the overall success of the team. Macey Badcock worked hard in centre providing good support to both ends.

St Josephs centre, Chernille Digance, was a standout, securing many intercepts through the centre with goal shooter Jada Grosser being a great target in the circle and having a high conversion rate. Vikings managed to clinch the win by 1 goal. 

Under 15s Div 1 did not disappoint, with no quarter asked or given between Vikings and Railways as Vikings managed to win by 1 goal. Quorn were winners over an improving Magpies team and St Josephs defeated Shamrocks in a landslide.

Under 13s Div 1 saw Railways continue to show why they are a finals contender defeating Quorn by 14, whilst Vikings made short work of St Joseph’s with the final score sitting at 31-14.

Learners continue to be the grade that keeps on giving with six teams in the division and some excellent sportsmanship this week saw some girls switch sides (St Joseph’s players to Vikings) and ironically seeing Vikings sneak home a victory 9-8.