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The big 50’s continue to roll in; this week, we celebrated an absolute pillar of the team, Ange “Snowy” Snowden’s 50th game. She’s as loyal as they come with all 50 games being played for BFC and has been part of the leadership team for the past two seasons, currently stepping in as acting Captain. Snow joined the Renegades as one of our youngest players in 2017, and it has been incredible to watch her grow as a player. You can put her anywhere on the field, and she will excel – she loves a crack in the forward line but is equally as dangerous in the backline and can hold her own in the midfield. Congratulations, Snowy, we love ya!
Conditions were ripe on Saturday for a slip’ n’ slide match, which always makes it fun to watch, and the Prems game was an absolute cracker this week! This week, Tahlia crept out of their usual defensive position to sell some candy to their opponents at very convincing prices as a centre half-forward. Now usually, desperation isn’t a good look on a person, but the desperation Larry (Larisa Dumitriu) shows when she’s defending that footy looks absolutely stunning! The Renegades were down one goal leading into half-time, but the energy was high. A special tip of the hat to Ella’s throw-ins which were nothing short of professional!
The second half saw our lionesses start to hunt in packs. An incredible chase down by Mon, taking down her prey like a Big Cat in the wild. Following her lead, Bella started stalking her opponents and fiercely defending the backline, ensuring they never strayed into her territory again. Despite slippery conditions, some incredible marking took place from both teams. Tags (Emma Mctaggart) took a fantastic mark running back with the flight of the ball, following up with a great set-up between MC and Goosey. The players are gelling like an emo’s side-part at a Panic at the Disco concert.
Both teams worked hard in the wet conditions with little reward but a few behinds on the scoreboard. Snowy was hungry for a goal, and things were heating up after a big snap from the front of the square. Everything looked good, and the players and sideline erupted, only to be cut short by a pesky tap on the forehand by the goal umpire. Unlike The Veronicas string symphony banger, this one, unfortunately, was touched.
The Reno’s kept Hawthorne goal-less in the third quarter and gave us nothing but guts and glory in the fourth quarter. Shelly showed us what bravery looked like with an incredible pack mark that got the reward it deserved. Bella taught us a new defence strategy using the umpire to shepherd her play, taking notes. Our boot scootin’ Badsy gave us her new line dance moves with a bump, spin, dodge and kick. That’s bump, spin, doge and kick, folks – now swing your partner! Unfortunately, despite all the razzle-dazzle, Renos couldn’t come away with a win.
Rathmines Road Reserve
Rathmines Road, Hawthorn East VIC