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After a week off, the Ressies were rearing to go with fresh legs. The team were proud to finally wear their Indigenous jerseys out on Wurrundjeri Woi Wurrung country this season. We are proud to learn the history of the traditional custodians of the land on which we play footy and their contributions to our great game of Australian Rules.
If you can only play one quarter before heading to work, make sure it’s a quarter like Amelia gave us to get the game started. Hard to believe Little D (Amy Nguyen) has spent most of the season on the sideline with an injury (well, volunteering in goals, to be fair) because she was playing like an absolute pro. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a shorter player like Little D go up for a contested mark and come down with the Sherrin in hand. We also got some big tackles and fast hands in the midfield; looking forward to what comes next from this returning legend.
If you checked the forecast last Saturday, you would have seen that it was raining Rayhna – pouring down with back-to-back goals. The second goal almost defied belief, curving around the pole like a snake. Brilliant work from the half-forward, and we’re sure there is plenty more where that came from!
We saw some huge efforts from Eliza Ryan, who was in there getting all the action this week and sending the ball out on a clearance sale from the halfback. Lizzo was getting down and dirty in the midfield mud bath chasing down the opposition, making them second guess trying to outstep her on the field. Lara is also bringing us unbridled confidence in her second game.
The Ressies were up and about going into the second half despite being 17 a side. Unfortunately, they got cut down to 16 a side due to injury in the 3rd quarter, and Hawthorn were able to take advantage of this. The team held their ground in the 4th quarter with some massive efforts by Darcy and the backline bandits. It’s probably time Meg started considering changing her name to Mark because that is what she is known for now – taking some of the biggest marks in the competition so far, rarely letting that ball slip between her fingers.
Some may have their eyes on Best and Fairest, but it takes certain sportsmanship to put the welfare of the opposition before the winning of the ball. Awarding Alanah White “Sweetest and Kindest” this week after looking after a fallen player.
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