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TSL Women’s weekly wrap: Round 15

IN Round 15 of the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s, ladder leaders Glenorchy were too good for Burnie, while Launceston held off Clarence in a thriller.

GLENORCHY 2.1 | 4.6 | 6.14 | 14.19 (103)
BURNIE 0.0 | 0.0 | 1.0 | 1.0 (6)

GOALS:

Glenorchy: M. Sutcliffe 4, N. Lynch 3, S. Eaton 2, T. Corrie 2, H. Smith, M. Jacobs , S. Skinner.
Burnie: E. Duncombe.

BEST:

Glenorchy: N. Lynch, E. Barwick, M. Sutcliffe, S. Skinner, B. Barwick, H. Ryan
Burnie: L. Stevenson, L. Haines, C. Haines, S. Langmaid, E. Duncombe, E. Doig

Top-of-the-table Glenorchy showed exactly why it has been the benchmark team this season, with a comprehensive 97-point win over cellar dwellers, Burnie. After a tight first term which only saw the Magpies boot two goals, they began getting more chances, booting 2.5 in the second term and heading into the main break five goals ahead, but holding their opponents scoreless. The third term was much of the same for the home side as they missed opportunities to boot 2.8, while Emily Duncombe booted Burnie’s first – and only – goal of the match. If the Magpies were still rusty coming off a bye, they shook the cobwebs aside in the final term, piling on 8.5 to storm to a huge win at home. Macklyn Sutcliffe booted four majors in the win and was named among the best, while Nietta Lynch nailed three goals and was awarded best on ground. Sandy Eaton and Thomasa Corrie both booted two goals apiece, while Elise Barwick was also impressive for Glenorchy. As for Burnie, teen trio Lauren Stevenson, Libby Haines and Chloe Haines were the Dockers’ best, again putting their best foot forward to mount a case for the upcoming AFL Women’s Draft.

 

CLARENCE 0.0 | 1.2 | 3.2 | 4.4 (28)
LAUNCESTON 2.1 | 3.3 | 4.7 | 5.8 (38)

GOALS:

Clarence: T. Ford 2, G. Mitchell, D. Elliston.
Launceston: C. Webb 2, A. Green 2, D. Taylor.

BEST:

Clarence: R. Archer, L. Ochayi, T. Bortignon, N. Bresnehan, K. Johnson, T. Ford
Launceston: C. Thuringer, A. Halaby, C. Stanley , E. Manix-geeves, C. Taylor, A. Carey

Launceston has won a thrilling contest against Clarence in a battle between second and third on the table. The two teams are evenly matched, and it played out on the weekend, with the visitors holding Clarence scoreless in the opening term, while booting two goals themselves. Both sides managed a goal in the second term, before the Roos hit back with two of their own in the third, to draw within 11 points. Launceston’s inaccuracy was hurting and could have been further in front had they not kicked 1.4 in the third quarter. The final term saw both sides kick a goal, and Clarence cut the deficit by a point, but it was not enough, as Launceston held on to a memorable 10-point victory. Courtney Webb and Abbey Green both booted two majors for the winners, while Tiarna Ford was the multiple goal kicker for the Roos. Chanette Thuringer, Amy Halaby and Courtney Stanley were Launceston’s top players in the win, while for Clarence, Rachel Archer, Loveth Ochayi and Tahlia Bortignon were voted the top players.

Weekly wrap: TSL Women’s

BIG wins for Clarence and Launceston headlined the round of footy in the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s. With only two rounds to go, Glenorchy has secured its spot at the top of the ladder despite having the bye this week.

 

BURNIE FOOTBALL CLUB 0.0 | 0.0 | 1.1 | 1.1 (7)
CLARENCE FOOTBALL CLUB 2.0 | 3.0 | 7.3 | 12.3 (75)

GOALS:

Burnie: I. Henwood.
Clarence: K. Smith 3, J. Limbrick 2, N. Heggie 2, H. Scott 2, T. Ford, B. Goward, G. Mitchell

BEST:

Burnie: C. Haines, L. Haines, L. Stevenson, C. Chandler, J. Brown, E. Doig
Clarence: S. Pennicott, G. Mitchell, J. Farrow, B. Goward, D. Ellisten, R. Archer

Clarence started this game slowly with only three goals in the first half, but Burnie started even slower, not scoring until the third quarter of the game. After this, the Roos kicked into gear, kicking nine goals in the second half to Burnie’s one major. Keeghan Smith booted home three majors for the winners while Jacinta Limbrick, Natalie Heggie and Hannah Scott all contributed as well with two goals. Burnie’s only goal came from Isabella Henwood. But the signs weren’t all bad for the Dockers, with Tasmania Under 18 state representatives, Chloe Haines, Libby Haines and Lauren Stevenson being the best three players of the game. For Clarence, Sophie Pennicott, Grace Mitchell, Jenna Farrow, Bella Goward, Darcy Elliston and Rachel Archer performed well for their side in the 68-point win.

 

LAUNCESTON FOOTBALL CLUB 2.3 | 6.5 | 7.7 | 7.10 (52)
TIGERS FOOTBALL CLUB 0.0 | 0.1 | 0.1 | 0.1 (1)

GOALS:

Launceston: C. Webb 3, A. Green 2, M. Binns, G. Hill
Tigers: Nil

BEST:

Launceston: M. Binns, A. Green, C. Webb, K. McLaughlin, D. Taylor, A. Dickson
Tigers: M. Neal, C. Brooke, O. McGow, H. Squires, J. Murphy, M. Smith

Launceston dominated this match, not allowing the Tigers to kick a goal for the day. Instead, Carlton AFLW rookie, Courtney Webb (three), Abbey Green (two), Mikayla Binns and Georgia Hill piled on the majors for the winning side. Webb, Green and Binns were subsequently named in the best after complementing their solid performances with goals. Dearne Taylor and Angela Dickson also played good games for Launceston in their side’s big win. For the Tigers, Marla Neal, Cara Brooke, Olivia McGow, Hannah Squires, Jessica Murphy and Milly Smith all impressed.

TSL Women’s: The run home

WITH five rounds remaining, the five-team Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s is shaping up and we take a look at how the five teams have gone to date.

1 Glenorchy (10 wins, 1 loss | 295.79% | 40 points)

After a Round 1 loss to Launceston, Glenorchy has won 10 on the trot and raced to the top of the table, getting stronger as the season went on. A narrow 13-point win over Clarence heading into this weekend’s bye has the Magpies holding a clear advantage in top spot. With Burnie in between two byes, and then Tigers and Clarence to finish off the home and away season, Glenorchy are well positioned at the top of the table.

Sarah Skinner has the most bests to her name, having been named in the Magpies’ best eight of a possible 10 times. Macklyn Sutcliffe has found her way into the bests and also booted nine goals in her 11 games – third overall for the club, while Brieanna Barwick has booted four goals and been named in the best six times. Nietta Lynch leads the goal kicking with 25 from 11 games, ahead of Natalie Daniels with 12 majors.

2 Clarence (7 wins, 3 losses | 400.56% | 28 points)

The Roos are a clear second, 12 points behind Glenorchy, but have a superior percentage of more than 400. When they win, they really win, with four scores over the ton, and their opponents restricted to four goals or less in every game except for a Round 3 loss to Glenorchy. They play every other side in the run home, with a bye in the penultimate round.

Georgia Pennicott has been named in the best five times from 10 games, while Bronte Scott, Nicole Bresnehan and Sophie Pennicott have also been among the best more often than not. Jacinta Limbrick leads the goal kicking with 20 majors, ahead of Maddison Smith (15), Natalie Heggie (14) and Darcy Elliston (10).

3 Launceston (6 wins, 4 losses | 278.83% | 24 points)

Launceston started the season on fire with a win over Glenorchy and big victories over Burnie and Tigers. They went down to Clarence in Round 4 and sit with six wins from 10 games, coming off the back of a thumping 132-point belting of Burnie. In the final five rounds they play Burnie twice more, Clarence and Tigers.

Angela Dixon has been the top player thus far this season, named in the best six times from 10 games, averaging a goal of game at the same time. Abbey Green has also been impressive, named in the best five times from nine games and having booted nine goals. Young star Mia King has played the six games, booting four goals and named in the best on two occasions. Courtney Webb leads all-comers with 15 majors in just five games, but 11 of those came in that huge win over Burnie.

4 Tigers (2 wins, 9 losses | 15.25% | 8 points)

Tigers have had just the two wins for the season, both of which came against Burnie. Last weekend, Tigers had the lowest winning score of the year with 1.5 (11) to defeat the Dockers by two points, repeating the effort they had earlier in the year when they won by 26 points at home. In the final five rounds they have two byes and play Launceston, Clarence and Glenorchy.

Marla Neal has been superb all season for Tigers, named in the best 10 times from 11 games, while Cara Brooke has found her way into the bests nine times in 11 games. Gillian Millar (six) and Jessica Murphy (five) have also been prominent players for Tigers. In terms of goal kickers, Kristy Baker has four majors, while Erin Maree Lucas booted her three goals against Burnie earlier in the season.

5 Burnie (1 win, 9 losses | 15.07% | 4 points)

Burnie sits at the bottom after losing to Tigers last round, and has just the one win – an impressive 25-point win over Tigers in Round 8. They came agonisingly close to repeating the feat in Round 13, going down by two points. Having only booted one goal in the first five rounds, they booted 14 in the next three, and have booted 16 for the season to date.

The team is led by young stars Libby and Chloe Haines, and Lauren Stevenson, who all represented the Eastern Allies at the AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships. Libby Haines has been named in the best seven times, Chloe Haines six and Stevenson six, and along with Courtney Chandler, have been the standouts for Burnie. Hannah Martin has booted five goals in three games to lead the goal kicking, while Emma Humphries has three.

AFLW Previews: Round 4

ROUND three saw the return of reigning AFLW MVP, Erin Phillips, whose presence gifted her side with its first win of the season. Meanwhile, Melbourne suffered its first loss of the season against the Dockers, who are finding some form in recent weeks. Carlton struggled without captain, Brianna Davey, and now without star forward, Tayla Harris for this week, they will have to really step it up against the Bulldogs. Up north, the bottom-of-the-ladder Magpies and the high-flying Dees will battle for premiership points in what will be a memorable match in Darwin. 

 

Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton

Friday February 23, 7.05pm at VU Whitten Oval

The Western Bulldogs’ loss to the reigning premiers came as a surprise, as the Dogs had been dominant and had put their hand up for grand final contention this year. But the loss was not the biggest blow for the game, with the Dogs losing superstar forward, Katie Brennan to an ankle injury. Brennan will be hard to replace, as her presence in front of goal and on-field leadership is second to none. But as one door closes, another opens, making room for code-crosser, Kim Rennie to come into the Bulldogs side for the first time. For the Blues, their impressive start to the season came to an end last week, losing against a dominant Brisbane outfit. The Blues were outclassed, and unfortunately will continue to miss the skill of captain, Brianna Davey, who is out for the season with an ACL injury. Teammate, Tayla Harris will also be missed, after her hit on Brisbane’s Leah Kaslar last week cost her a spot in the round-four team. Last year’s AFLW leading goal-kicker, Darcy Vescio will be out to bag a few majors, after having a slow start to the season. Keep an eye out for debutant, Courtney Webb who will be looking to secure a spot in the midfield for the Blues. Former Carlton captain, Lauren Arnell has also been named in the team, and will be hoping to pull out all stops for the Blues in her first outing since round one. With the Western Bulldogs and Carlton coming off unexpected losses, expect the sides to come out firing, making for a highly contested AFLW Pride Match.

 

Brisbane vs. Fremantle

Saturday February 24, 4.35pm at South Pine Sports Complex

The Brisbane Lions put on a clinic against the Blues, once again raising their hand for grand final contention. The Lions are yet to feel the loss of marquee player, Tayla Harris, with the likes of star forward, Sabrina Frederick-Traub stepping up to fill the void. Frederick-Traub has impressed with her marking so far, but will be keen to hit the scoreboard in a big way this week. University of Queensland recruit, Gabby Collingwood comes back into the side to replace the injured Sophie Conway, and will be hoping to keep her spot in the team with a promising performance against Fremantle. With two wins under their belt, the Dockers have a spring in their step, and would be aiming for a third consecutive win this week. Their accuracy in front of goal proved to be their point of difference last week, with young gun and Rising Star nominee, Emily McGuire making a name for herself in her first outing as a Docker. Captain, Kara Donnellan stood tall once again for Fremantle, racking up plenty of touches and applying immense pressure on the Melbourne midfield. After serving her suspension, expect Stacey Barr to be out to prove a point at South Pine Sports Complex, and cement her spot in Fremantle’s line-up. 

 

Melbourne vs. Collingwood

Saturday February 24, 7.10pm at TIO Traeger Park 

After three rounds, Collingwood is still winless, and will be hoping to end its losing streak against the Demons this week. Brittany Bonnici and Stephanie Chiocci each had dominant starts in last week’s game against the Giants, getting the Pies on the scoreboard. The Magpies showed glimpses of their ability to control games, but fell away late in the match, succumbing to GWS’ pressure. If Collingwood can keep its intensity up throughout the game, the Demons could feel the pressure, after struggling in front of goal last week. Forward, Moana Hope slotted two goals and found some much-needed form, which she will be eager to maintain. Round 1 Rising Star nominee, Chloe Molloy will aiming to continue to show her excellent footy skills and strength for the Pies. Collingwood will be hoping that after serving her two-match ban, Sarah D’Arcy will be firing on all cylinders, and the inclusion of Holly Whitford will give a much-needed spark to the side. Up the other end, Melbourne will be seeking to get back in the winners’ column with a dominant performance over the struggling Pies. The Collingwood defenders will have their work cut out for them, having to control power forward, Tegan Cunningham, who has scored in every match so far. The class of Melbourne’s ever-reliable captain, Daisy Pearce and experienced defender, Karen Paxman may be hard for the Pies to stop. Speedy forward, Aliesha Newman has also proven to be a handy goal-sneak, and may be able to use the conditions to her advantage. The Northern Territory clash will prove to be a difficult one for the players, as they must also contend with the extreme heat and humidity.

 

GWS vs. Adelaide

Sunday February 25, 4.35pm at Blacktown International Sportspark

With both teams securing their first win for the 2018 season in round three, they will be searching to claim that elusive second win. The Crows had a sluggish start to the year but will be hoping to hit their straps late this season. The return of superstar, Erin Phillips kick-started Adelaide’s season, after struggling without her goal-kicking ability, class through the middle, and leadership across the field. The Adelaide line-up has been further bolstered with the experienced Courtney Cramey set to play her first game for the season. The All-Australian defender will be a huge in for the Crows, who will be hunting to take down GWS. Superstar forward, Sarah Perkins will also be looking to have a big day out this week, as she has struggled in front of goals in the past few outings for the Crows. Down the other end, keep an eye out for GWS forward, Aimee Schmidt who was explosive against the Pies. Star midfielder, Courtney Gum also impressed, and showed that age does not matter in AFLW, racking up plenty of touches and bagging two goals in her outing last week. Nelson Marlins Bay recruit, Pippa Smyth is set to make waves for in her first appearance for GWS, after delivering some promising results in the AFLW Draft Combine last year. The Giants can expect to see big things from the former netballer, and will be hoping that she can perform on the big stage. Sitting on even points on the ladder, the Giants and Crows are evenly poised, making for a close contest between the teams. A win for either team would restore some much-needed faith from their supporters, after a disappointing start to the season.