Rebels’ girls deliver another win, five on the trot to end season

Greater Western Victoria Rebels’ girls showed why it is one of the form teams of the TAC Cup Girls competition, comfortably accounting for Oakleigh Chargers by 25 points.

The girls’ home and away season came to a conclusion at the weekend, but Saturday’s victory made it five in a row for the Rebels.

Coach Rhys Cahir said it was a great performance in difficult conditions, paying credit to yet another hard-working performance.

“It was a really good win for the girls...they adapted really well and worked really hard,” Cahir said.

“The girls used the footy really well.

“They competed all day and kept winning the one-on-one contests and getting the ball forward.”

Tara Jasper

Tara Jasper

The Rebels end the year with six wins and three losses, taking them to fifth on the ladder.

Cahir said the improvement over the course of the season had been huge – which is reflected in the way the results have panned out.

Cahir said it was disappointing the season had to come to a close given his group had hit peak form, but the season had been full of positives for the developing group.

“It’s disappointing that it came to an end, but we just talked about their improvement and how far they’ve come.”

Key position players Maggie and Rene Caris were influential, Denver Henson and Lauren Butler also had a big say in the result.

Many of the girls will return to play with their local clubs while others will train with VFL Women’s teams.

The Rebels also have seven player in the Vic Country squad that will compete at the National Championships beginning in June.

The top two teams on the ladder playoff in the grand final.

REBELS      2.2  3.4 3.8 5.8 (38)

CHARGERS  0.1 1.1 1.1 2.1 (13)

GWV

GOALS: S.Glover 2, R.Saulitis 2, S.Molan

BEST: M.Caris, R.Caris, D.Henson, L.Butler, S.Van De Heuvel, A.Nicholson

OAKLEIGH

GOALS: E.Jackson, E.Harley

BEST: C.O'Malley, T.Morton, A.Micallef, E.Harley, H.McLaren, L.Mayne

FINAL LADDER

Geelong Falcons 36 points, 293.98

Northern Knights 32, 243.28

Sandringham Dragons 28, 207.58

Eastern Ranges 24, 135.04

GWV Rebels 24, 106.54

Dandenong Stingrays 16, 115.25

Murray Bushrangers 14, 101.72

Gippsland power 14, 68.67

Oakleigh Chargers 12, 77.25

Calder Cannons 8, 65.97

Western Jets 4, 39.01

Bendigo Pioneers 4, 33.73