Seagulls fall to Falcons in the wet

 

(Danica Pedersen gets a kick away against Darebin. Photo by Martin Keep).

 

Williamstown fell to the Darebin Falcons in tough conditions for the second time this VFLW season.

The Seagulls' mission going into the match was to continuously gain territory and get around each other for the small triumphs.

The weather was blowing a gale to the northerly end of Downer Oval and the ground was damp from the wild weather that hit in the early hours of the morning. 

For both sides it was going to be a test of speed, capitalising on turnovers and making the most of every opportunity, yet both sides at times impressively played as if the weather was perfect. 

Plenty of high flying marks were taken by the likes of Danica Pedersen on the last line of defence, and very few slips and spills came in the muddy midfield. Half-back Jess Thomson gained possession several times through out the match and often successfully negotiated her way to a leading Megan Williamson and Gemma Anderson in the middle. 

At the half time break the Seagulls were yet to score a goal but were dominating in many categories including hit outs, clearances and of course tackling.  

Despite their brave efforts, unfortunately the second half did not fall in the Seagulls' favour; the wind picked up and so did the competition. Darebin went on to kick four goals straight with the wind in the third which rattled the home side's confidence. 

There were many tired legs in the fourth quarter and despite repeat inside 50 entries, the Seagulls were unable to capitalise on their opportunities. 

"We just didn't hit enough of our targets in the back half," Tahlia Merrett said after the match.

"We just need to get around each other more when we do any little victories.

 

 

Final Score 

Williamstown Seagulls 0.4 (4) 

Darebin Falcons 7.11 (53)

 

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