Inaccurate second quarter costs Eagles a shot at victory

Hannah Gregory pulls in a mark for Beaconsfield. 408032 Picture: ROB CAREW

By David Nagel

Beaconsfield is still searching for an elusive first victory in the Eastern Division One Women’s competition after a 45-point loss to Knox at Holm Park Reserve on Saturday.

The Eagles were slow to start against the Falcons on their way to a 7.11(53) to 0.8(8) defeat.

The Falcons dominated the first term, having six scoring shots at goal to one on their way to a 15-point lead at quarter time.

The Eagles responded in the second quarter, with Naomi Rice, Lauree Metcalfe and Georgia Dunstan lifting their rating around the ground; creating five scoring shots to two.

But Beaconsfield wasted its opportunities, scoring 0.5 in the second stanza, while the Falcons were far more efficient; converting both shots at goal into major scores.

Down by 22 points at half time, the Eagles were never in the hunt for victory, but Nat Taylor, Jess Hartfield and Taylah Griffiths led a spirited second-half performance.

The Eagles reach the half-way point of their season this week with an away trip to fourth-placed East Ringwood.

In other games on the weekend, Donvale and East Ringwood couldn’t be split, ending with scores tied at 3.6(24) apiece.

Results R6: Beaconsfield 0.8(8) v Knox 7.11(53), Donvale 3.6(24) v East Ringwood 3.6(24), North Ringwood 3.8(26) v Park Orchards 1.1(7).

Ladder: Donvale 18, North Ringwood, Park Orchards 16, East Ringwood 14, Knox 8, Beaconsfield 0.

Fixture R7: East Ringwood v Beaconsfield, Knox v North Ringwood, Park Orchards v Donvale.