After finishing last season with one win and the wooden spoon, Keilor Park has been hellbent on making 2019 the season that it rises up the Essendon District Football League women’s division 1 ladder.
The Devils cut short their end-of-season holidays, returning to the training track just weeks after the completion of last season.
If Saturday’s huge season-opening win is any indication, that ambitious pre-season has been just what the Devils needed.
Keilor Park enjoyed a resounding 81-point win over Greenvale away at Greenvale Recreation Reserve.
The Devils were on fire in the first half, kicking 8.8 and holding the Jets scoreless.
They completed the rout with a five-goals-to-two second half.
Keilor Park was led by three goals each from Caitlyn Simon and Samantha German.
Best-on-ground Meghan Patrick, Sara Imela and Renee Szabo snared two goals apiece for the Devils.
Keilor Park will be looking to make it two in a row when it faces Aberfeldie after Easter.
In women’s premier, Burnside Heights had a shut-out victory over Strathmore, winning 119 to zip.
The Bears were in total control from start to finish as they banged on 17 goals to nil.
Brooke McKinley was ever present in attack, finishing with seven goals, while Kayla Ravanello kicked five.
Sina Mason capped a best-afield game for the Bears with a goal.
Keilor could only manage two goals in a 48-point loss to Aberfeldie, while Hillside could only muster five behinds in a 69-point defeat to Westmeadows.
In men’s division 2, Burnside Heights held on for a 20-point win over Moonee Valley at Ormond Park.
The Bears appeared to be coasting to victory with a 42-point three-quarter time lead, but the Valleys kicked four of the five goals in the last quarter to make it an interesting finish.
Josh Covelli led the way with eight goals for the Bears, who improved to 2-0.
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