2024 TIO CAFL Senior Men's and Women's Round Three Recap


Rovers and Pioneer’s unbeaten run continue as their women's sides triumphed in Round three of the 2024 TIO CAFL Season.  

The Rovers put on a clinical display on Albrecht Oval holding West to just two points for the match. From early on, Rovers were on the march as the territory battle weighed heavily in their favour but struggled to convert with just two goals from six scoring shots.  

The first quarter kicking wobbles for the Rovers gave West the opportunity for a response in the second quarter, but only managed to kick a singular point as Rovers went on with two goals of their own.  

A seven-goal to none-second term put the game to bed as players like Lara Harding, Brylee Kerrin, and Jodie Rayner all featured heavily in the midfield alongside Maggie Johnson. 

Rover’s captain Delsey Campbell had a best-on-ground performance, finding plenty of the football, kicking five goals alongside one of the leading kicker favourite’s Ebony Abbott-McCormack with three goals. 

Renae James, Jessica Harnischfeger, and Rachel Davine all worked tirelessly for their side despite the scoreline of West: 0.2.2 defeated by Rovers 11.9.75. 

Nothing could halt the swooping Pioneer Eagles in a 137-point win on Jim McConville Oval.  

A blistering eight goal straight first term for the Eagles put Souths in a difficult position early and the morning continued to get better for Pioneer as the match went on. 

Five goals, seven behinds in the second, seven goals in the third, and one goal, eight to finish the match has put the Eagles in a strong position early in the season for flag contention.  

An outstanding 10 goal haul from Samantha Hoogeveen-Hill catapulted her into tied first in the goal kicking tally as Bella Foster with three goals, Cammie De La Coeur, and Kyanne Campbell continuing their strong form. 

However, Souths showed plenty of fight despite the scoreboard bias.  

In the Men’s division, West’s 50th anniversary game against Rovers didn’t quite go to plan, while Pioneer knocked off Federal from top place on the ladder. 

In a day of celebration of 50 years for West’s, the Rovers ruined the party with a 24-point win pulling away in the second half at Albrecht oval.   

At the end of the first, a one-point margin separated the sides with West holding the advantage before a four goal to two second quarter game Rovers a 10-point buffer at the main break.  

West stayed a healthy chance in the second half before a four goal, five behind to six goals to seven behind second half in favour of the Rovers earnt them their first win of the season while West remain winless to start the 2024 season. 

Travis King was again named as one of the best on with plenty of footy with two goals, as Cameron Glover kicked three, Antonio Long, and Darren Abbott with two goals each. 

Tanner Coulthard, Bradley McMasters, and Jayden Dick all producing strong performances for West. 

Another thriller played out in the 2024 TIO CAFL competition as a late run from Federal couldn’t quite overrun Pioneer in a five-point win for the Eagles. 

Pioneer held the lead for most of the game, rarely behind at any stage with leads at quarter time (six points), halftime (eight points), three quarter time (11 points). 

Inaccuracies plagued Federal throughout the day, kicking 14 behinds from 23 scoring shots. Six goals, seven behinds to six goals, four behinds in the second half in favour of Federal got them to within five points but just not enough time as Pioneer got the job done.  

Matt Campbell turned back the clock to his North Melbourne days, as Kaleel Ross and Joshua Dixon both kicked three goals each, 

Patrick Coffey kept Federal in a strong position throughout the match with Dane Sampson kicking three goals, Sam LaPorta continued good form with two goals alongside Will McNabb and Braydon Weily with a goal. 

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