Heidelberg West 2 have kept themselves in finals contention in Section 9 following a come-from-behind 16 goal victory over Macleod 2 at Mernda Central College.
The Roos came out of the blocks with a nine goal to five first quarter, before the Hawks stormed home in the second half, scoring 17 goals combined to seal the 28-12 win, keeping Macleod scoreless in the process.
With their fourth triumph of the season and their second in the last three matches, the Hawks will fancy themselves to sneak into a top four spot. Although the task will be difficult to pull off with games against top of the table Epping 3 and fourth placed Bundoora 6 to round out the regular season.
The Roos are still yet to win a match since Round 4 but will certainly push their opponents to the end with games against Watsonia 5 and Epping 3 to finish their campaign.
For the Hawks, the 28 goals were split between Caprice Weir (16), Gabriella Briant (7) and Jordyn Williams (5). The trio were clinical in the attacking half with Weir and Briant entering the top six in the competition goal shooting charts.
The defensive duo of Melissa Holtan and Adelle Missen were brilliant, playing a key role in Heidelberg West’s comeback and keeping Macleod to their lowest score of the season.
Grace Davidson top scored for Macleod with 10 goals, bringing her season tally to 40 majors.
She proved to be difficult to contain in the opening term, scoring seven of the Roos nine first quarter goals. The Hawks scored five of their own, with four coming from Weir, to trail by four majors at quarter time.
Heidelberg West switched things up personnel wise in the second quarter and it paid off almost immediately. Williams scored five majors while Weir added an extra two goals to push the Roos on the defensive end.
The Roos were still able to score three majors to keep their lead intact at the main break albeit, it was only a one goal margin.
From the third quarter’s opening whistle, the Hawks had complete control of the contest, with their defensive efforts on show to ensure Macleod didn’t register another goal for the rest of the match.
The Hawks scored 17 goals in the second half, with Weir contributing 10 majors, to blow the game out and produce a comfortable victory.