2024 SunCable Barkly Australian Football League Recap

2024 SunCable Barkly Australian Football League Recap

The SunCable Barkly Australian Football League (BAFL) returned to Elliott for the first time in the 2024 season, hosting the No More Round with compelling action across both women’s and men’s divisions.

In the women's matches, Elliott celebrated their homecoming with a dominant 76-point victory over YDU. Despite YDU's efforts, the home team-controlled proceedings from start to finish.

Kayla Costello starred for Elliott, supported by Aaliyah Raymond and Zanaya Waistcoat, each contributing three goals, while Shakana Rankine and Jasmine Bathern added two goals apiece. Lucy Chen was a standout for YDU, with Darrenia Carr also making significant contributions.

Meanwhile, Epenarra Saints secured their second win of the season with a convincing 50-point triumph over Ali Curung at Purkiss Reserve. The Saints' relentless tackling pressure and accuracy in front of goal proved decisive, with Magdalene Foster's four goals earning her best on ground honors.

Rachel Mills chipped in with two goals, and Glenys Peterson's midfield dominance was crucial. Loranda Beasley was recognized as Ali Curung's best player.

In the Men’s division, Elliott continued their winning streak with a comprehensive 90-point victory over YDU. Elliott's relentless attack saw them score 17 goals to YDU's three, despite YDU's resilient defence.

Tykan Raymond was outstanding, Kurt Raymond kicked four goals, Raven Nelson scored three, and Corey Sandy and Kendrick Albert added two goals each. Javin Waistcoat stood out for YDU.

In a thrilling encounter, Ali Curung and Spitfires played out a dramatic draw, finishing level at 42 points each. The match swung back and forth, with Spitfires initially taking the lead before Ali Curung rallied back, keeping Spitfires scoreless in the final quarter to earn a crucial draw.

Nicky Poulson's four goals were instrumental for Ali Curung, while Bronson Fry and Liam Moore's combined seven goals kept Spitfires competitive. Ali Curung's higher scoring opportunities (12 shots to Spitfires' seven) reflected their determination to clinch victory in a tightly contested affair. 

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