CYs continue to build

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Tara Murray

Williamstown CYMS will fine tune things in the back part of the Victorian Amateur Football Association women’s premier B season.

The CYs sit undefeated after 11 rounds and have not lost a game since the 2022 season.

After entering this season as a bit of an unknown after going up a division, coach Lawrence Henry said he couldn’t be prouder of the group.

“I’m really pleased with how it is going,” he said. “I feel like we are capable at this level after playing everyone and seeing where we sit with other teams.

“We know what their strengths are and what we are coming up against which is important in the lead up to finals.

“We know if we turn up on the day and do our best we can compete with everybody. There are some really good teams and I’m proud of how we have been going and we’ve been getting better as the season goes on and hopefully we’ll have a good crack at finals.”

Henry said one thing they’re learning is that good teams find a way to win when they aren’t playing their best.

On several occasions the CYs have been tested but done enough to come away with the four points.

He said like most teams at this time of year they have injuries, illnesses and people overseas.

The club’s depth has been on show.

“Other players have come up and played roles when our depth has been tested,” he said. “It has gone well which is exciting. They are applying themselves and they keep on learning.

“We’ve got some girls playing their first year of senior footy from juniors.”

Henry highlighted Lara Davie and Holly Naden as two players who had really stepped when given the opportunity.

Also helping the CYs depth is having a reserves side for the first time this season.

Henry said the group was exciting to be around and that they want to make sure that they can sustain having two sides in the long term.

The CYs had the weekend off due to the interleague bye.

This week they face Old Geelong in a top of the table clash on Saturday.. Old Geelong’s only loss for the season came against the CYs.

Henry said enjoying their football was the first point of order for the rest of the season.

“The seniors are on top and are undefeated and likely to play finals,” he said.

“We want to refine some little bits and pieces and hopefully we can achieve the best outcome.”