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Deakin Lions Season Review

Posted: October 5, 2012 by tomaszng07 in Deakin University, Melbourne, Sport

The football season of 2012 has concluded for most metropolitan clubs. The Deakin Lions have completed their most successful season, notching up more wins, more goals and more points that last year.

Playing in the FFV Women’s Metropolitan League North-East this season, the Lions began the season strongly, with an unbeaten run of 5 games including beating Boroondara and a draw against Eltham. An unexpected 7-2 defeat away to Croydon followed with a depleted squad. That proved to be one of the signs that the season was not going to go too smoothly, as the Lions failed to find any sort of consistency in the season following that match.

When they fired, it was worth watching, demolishing Fitzroy 10-0 and 10-1 in their two meetings. They also exacted revenge on Glen Waverley in spectacular fashion, having previously lost 1-0, the Lions trashed them 4-1 without some of their star players.

In the end, a season tally of 29 points eclipsed their total of 24 the previous year, finishing a position better in 5th, 11 points behind winners Swinburne University.

Table Comparison

The difference of two seasons for the Deakin Lions

Injuries to key players only caused more problems for the side, losing their captain Rebecca Peisley to a hip injury, while also losing their winger Meliza Murphy to a broken ankle in that loss to Croydon. Then there was the season ending knee injury to midfielder Rachel Tan, and many other more minor injuries which paralyzed the squad, robbing them a chance at winning the league they looked like winning when the season started.

Still despite those problems, Deakin still managed to beat the feats of 2011 which shows some of the true character from the squad. 2012 was surely an interesting year for the Deakin Lions, who now face having to rebuild for the next season.