Ranges fall to Chargers

Eastern Ranges captains El Chaston and Bridget Deed addressing the team after their finals loss. Picture: JED LANYON

By Jed Lanyon

The Eastern Ranges Under 19 Girls NAB League journey came to an end on Saturday after their preliminary final loss to the Oakleigh Chargers.

Oakleigh proved too strong for the Ranges, holding them to just one goal and nine behinds for the game.

The Chargers proved inaccurate as well booting 6.10 as both teams failed to convert opportunities under immense pressure.

Georgia Wilson kicked the Ranges’ only goal late in the first quarter where they held a one point lead at quarter time.

A big third term from the Chargers saw them kick two goals and hold a commanding 20 point third quarter lead in the low-scoring affair.

Mia Busch led all players with 24 disposals and seven marks in a strong defensive performance, while Sarah Humm and Izzy Khoury fought hard laying seven and six tackles respectively.

Eastern Ranges

Goals: G. Wilson

Best: M. Busch, K. Sherar, G. Walsh, J. Hoskin, G. Campbell, R. O’Dwyer