SEQAFL Women’s league update

A snapshot of the SEQAFL women’s league after five rounds.

Five rounds into the women’s league and, for the most part, things have unfolded as expected.

Last year’s champions, Yeronga are undefeated and reaffirmed their powerhouse status in the competition, with a 10 goal win over closest rivals, Zillmere, last weekend.

The Devils had a narrow victory in their opening match, against new club Coorparoo, but since then no-one has touched them.

Their talent is undisputed, with three of their players (Emily Bates, Kate Lutkins and Natalie Thomas) drafted to play in next month’s MCG curtain-raiser as part of Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

The Eagles might be able to put the Yeronga down as an anomaly, after plenty of comfortable victories in previous weeks.

Coorparoo are sitting third on the ladder, with an incredible 641% despite dropping their opening game to the Devils.

The Roos have enjoyed some massive wins over fellow newcomers UQ (181-0) and Caboolture (123-0) and look to be headed for finals in their first season as a club.

Griffith Moorooka has made leaps and bounds in their second year in the women’s competition, sitting in fifth, with a 2-2 record.

While the reds are relatively inexperienced, the leadership of players such as Queensland rep Jenna Van Dyk has helped them stay on course this season.

Kedron are another mid-range team, sitting on a 2-2 record.

The cancellation of their match against Palm Beach gave them two points but probably robbed them of another win, and they’re definitely still in the mix after four rounds.

Logan is tough to read at this point of the season, having enjoyed a couple of strong wins, but also being on the end of some hammerings, including a 91-0 loss to Kedron in round 5.

Caboolture has a win on forfeit over Palm Beach, but it’s been tough going for the Lions in their other matches, coming away winless.

Palm Beach picked up their first-ever win on Sunday, over UQ, led by the talented Leah Kaslar.

UQ are still searching for their inaugural victory, but the new side have made solid improvements in each of their outings.

The Red Lionesses have a tough couple of weeks ahead of them, facing Zillmere and Yeronga, but could definitely be in with a chance against Caboolture in Round 7.

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