2024 SunCable BAFL Men's and Women's Round Two Recap

SunCable BAFL RD2 recap

In a fairy tale story, Epenarra played their first game in the women’s competition, coming out with a win. 

Epenarra, who had not featured in the Barkly Australian Football League (BAFL) in nine years with their last representation being from the men’s side, took on YDU in low low-scoring affair at Purkiss Reserve.  

In a contested affair, neither team could register a score in the first quarter before the Saints hit the board with a goal in the second whilst two opportunities could not be capitalised on to take the lead at halftime.  

Epenarra continued to stun as they added two more goals with five behinds while keeping YDU scoreless in the second half.  

Sheriah Peterson was given the best on ground with Valmia Foster credited alongside, and Marcia Peterson with two goals.  

Lucy Chen and Mary Purvis were strong for YDU despite the scoreline.  

Ali Curung and Spitfire's clash was deemed a forfeit.  

In the Men’s, Elliott pulled away from Epenarra, before a Spitfires masterclass moved them to the top of the ladder.  

Elliot and the Saints was a hard-hitting contest where it originally seemed that scoring would be hard to come by but out of nowhere, the scoring opened drastically.  

Elliott, after scoring just one goal in the first quarter, kicked five in the second, which came as a shock to the Saints, who could only add one goal to their total.  

This trend would continue for Elliott as they would go on to add four goals in the third with an additional four more in the last. For the Saints, they just could not respond but maintain their ladder position superiority over Elliott by points.  

The Spitfires had YDU on their backfoot early as opportunities in the first term could have had the result set by quarter time. 10 scoring shots for the Spitfires were recorded with only two goals to show for it.  

The territory held by the Spitfires became too much for YDU as the Spitfires would kick six goals in the second term before seven goals in the second half put the game to bed. However, YDU were not short of opportunities themselves, with 13 scoring shots but only five goals.  

John Norman was awarded best on the ground for the Spitfires followed closely by the captain Tyler Horwood. Vice-Captain Damian Bahr Kelly kicked three. goals, with Faro James, Jack Rentsch, and Kane Sevallos joining in on the fun with two goals each.  

Tyrell Mick and Eliah Billy-Joe were both recognised for their contributions to YDU.  

The Eagles and Ali Curung match was deemed a forfeit. 

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