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Weekly wrap: TSL Women’s – Grand Final

GLENORCHY has claimed a thrilling two-point win the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s Grand Final, seeking revenge on Clarence, the side that upset the minor premiers in the semi-finals.

Macklyn Sutcliffe was the star of the day for the Magpies, kicking Glenorchy’s first and last goal of the game to win the best-on-ground medal. It was goal-for-goal throughout but Glenorchy managed to get on top in the last quarter, outscoring the Roos two goals to none.

Clarence’s Jacinta Limbrick kicked off the scoring for the day with a beautiful set shot kick from about 40 metres out. The Magpies hit back right away through Sutcliffe, who took a great sliding mark, played on and kicked a booming long-range goal. Elise Barwick then gave Glenorchy the lead for the first time when she earned a free kick close to goal and made no mistake. Just like the first goal, it was a quick response from the opposition, as Clarence got the quick reply through an open kick inside 50. Limbrick was on the end of it, getting her foot to the ball in the goal square. This gave the Roos a slim two-point lead at the first break.

They kept their momentum going in the second quarter, when vice-captain, Nicole Bresnehan picked up a loose ball inside 50 and sped towards goal. In the classic goal-for-goal fashion of the game, the Magpies hit back in an instant, with Sandy Eaton crumbing off a Nietta Lynch spilled mark in the goal square. This reduced the Magpies’ deficit to two points. The scoring dried up at the end of the quarter, with neither team scoring a goal for 12 minutes. This meant that Clarence went into the main break with the same margin as it had in the first break.

To begin the third quarter, Glenorchy opened up the scoring through an Barwick kick inside 50, which Hannah Smith ran onto out the back, slotting through the major. The Roos fought right back in the seesawing contest, with North Melbourne recruit, Maddison Smith kicking a great set shot major from just inside 50. Smith ended up being a game-changer for the Roos, kicking her second goal in a couple of minutes. In an inside 50 stoppage in front of goal, she read the tap perfectly and ran into goal for her second of the day. This gave her side a 10-point lead, which it took into three quarter time.

In the fourth term, it was all Glenorchy, as the Magpies kept their opposition goalless. Natalie Daniels kicked off the scoring for the Magpies in the term, with an in-and-under hard-ball get resulting in a key major. Then, Darcy Elliston missed a crucial set shot at the other end for the Roos and Sutcliffe made her pay. Sutcliffe received a handball on the run from Daniels and kicked her second major to put the Magpies in front by a solitary point. Her side was able to hold on for the rest of the match, kicking a late behind to win the thrilling decider by two points.  

CLARENCE 2.2 | 3.2 | 5.4 | 5.5 (35)
GLENORCHY 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0 | 6.1 (37)

GOALS:

Clarence: M. Smith 2, J. Limbrick 2, N. Bresnehan.
Glenorchy: M. Sutcliffe 2, N. Daniels, H. Smith, E. Barwick, S. Eaton.

BEST:

Clarence: L. Ochayi, J. Limbrick, N. Bresnehan, M. Smith, R. Long, T. Ford
Glenorchy: J. Williams, M. Sutcliffe, Z. Manjerovic, B. Barwick, S. Skinner, E. Barwick

Weekly wrap: TSL Women’s – Preliminary Final

GLENORCHY has won through to the Grand Final against Clarence this week after a win over Launceston in the preliminary final. The Magpies had their work cut out for them in the finals series, missing the opportunity to have a week off after a loss to Clarence in the first week of finals. Now the minor premiers have rightfully won the right to get revenge on the Roos next week in the decider.

 

GLENORCHY 1.2 | 2.7 | 3.9 | 6.10 (46)
LAUNCESTON 0.2 | 0.2 | 2.5 | 3.7 (25)

GOALS:

Glenorchy: S. Skinner, S. Eaton, N. Lynch, J. Tate Turvey, M. Sutcliffe, M. Jacobs.
Launceston: C. Taylor, D. Taylor, E. Manix-Geeves.

BEST:

Glenorchy:  B. Barwick, E. Barwick, G. Allan, J. Williams, Z. Manjerovic, N. Lynch
Launceston: N. Ristrom, M. Sinclair, H. Whyte, C. Thuringer, A. Carey, C. Taylor

Both teams started off slow in the tight tussle, with Glenorchy having the upper hand by just six points at the first break. The Magpies had a promising second quarter by keeping Launceston scoreless, but were unable to put some damage on the scoreboard. Their inaccuracy resulted in 2.7 for the quarter to obtain a 17-point lead at half-time. The Blues fought back in the third term, outscoring Glenorchy two goals to one to reduce the margin to 10 points. But the Magpies put the foot down in the last quarter, kicking three goals to one to secure a Grand Final berth, courtesy of a 21-point win against the Blues.

Everyone chipped in inside 50 with single goal kickers all round for Glenorchy. Sarah Skinner, Sandy Eaton, Nietta Lynch, Jasmine Tate Turvey, Macklyn Sutcliffe and Meg Jacobs were the ones who got on the board for the Magpies. The Barwick girls were named best-on-ground and second best-on-ground with Elise taking the honours over Brieanna. Gemma Allan, Jade Williams, Zabreena Manjerovic and goal kicker, Lynch rounded out Glenorchy’s best. It was also single goal kickers all round for the Blues with Camilla Taylor, Dearne Taylor and Emma Manix-Geeves getting solitary majors on the board. Nicole Ristrom was best afield for Launceston while Meg Sinclair, Hayley Whyte, Chanette Thuringer, Ashlee Carey and goal kicker, Camilla Taylor also chipped in with solid performances.

Weekly wrap: TSL Women’s – Semi-finals

GLENORCHY and Launceston have advanced to the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s League preliminary finals. Glenorchy lost against Clarence in the qualifying final while Launceston knocked the Tigers out with a big win. Both sides now fight for the right to play Clarence in the decider.

 

GLENORCHY 0.1 | 1.3 | 1.5 | 1.5 (11)
CLARENCE 1.3 | 1.6 | 2.9 | 3.12 (30)

GOALS:

Glenorchy: S. Eaton.
Clarence: N. Pearce, G. Mitchell, S. Pennicott.

BEST:

Glenorchy: N. Daniels, E. Barwick, R. Siely, T. Corrie, T. Strong, J. Williams
Clarence: M. Smith, G. Mitchell, G. Pennicott, B. Scott, J. Limbrick, L. Ochayi

It was a slow start for both sides in this game with only one goal apiece to half-time. The Roos could have had more of an upper hand had they kicked accurately, but instead they kicked 1.6. The scoring woes continued in the third quarter, ending up with 2.9 at the main break. Luckily for the Roos, the Magpies could not punish them, as they were unable to score a goal in the second half. Clarence’s final score of 30 came from just three goals, but was aided by 12 behinds, winning ugly to get into the Grand Final.

Natalie Pearce, Grace Mitchell and Sophie Pennicott were the goal kickers for Clarence, with Mitchell being the pick of the bunch. She was named second best on ground behind Maddison Smith, who has had a great season. Georgia Pennicott, Bronte Scott, Jacinta Limbrick and Loveth Ochayi were the other players who did well on the day for the Roos. Tasmanian Under-18 representative, Netty Garlo also featured in the victory. For the Magpies, their only goal came from Sandy Eaton. Natalie Daniels was deemed Glenorchy’s best player while Elise Barwick, Rachael Siley, Thomasa Corrie, Tahlia Strong and Jade Williams also had impressive performances.

 

LAUNCESTON 3.5 | 9.6 | 13.9 | 17.12 (114)
TIGERS 1.1 | 1.1 | 1.1 | 1.1 (7)

GOALS:

Launceston: E. Manix-Geeves 5, A. Green 4, A. Dickson 2, B. Rattray 2, C. Taylor, M. Binns, D. Taylor, M. Radford.
Tigers: M. Wilkinson.

BEST:

Launceston: E. Manix-Geeves, A. Dickson, A. Green, D. Taylor, A. Halaby, M. Binns
Tigers: G. Millar, E. Kirkwood, T. Roxann , L. Reid, J. Murphy, C. Brooke

The Tigers started off the game well, scoring one goal to Launceston’s three to keep them in the hunt early. But unfortunately, that was where the scoring ended for the away side, with the Blues kicking into gear after the first break. They opened up the game with a six-goal second quarter followed by a four-goal third quarter. By the fourth, Launceston had piled on another four majors to take the margin beyond 100 points and bid the Tigers a harsh farewell.

Emma Manix-Geeves was the star of the day for Launceston, with a best-on-ground five-goal performance. Second and third best were given to the next best goal kickers in Abbey Green and Angela Dickson, who both got four majors on the board. Brie Rattray was the other multiple goal kicker with two goals. Camilla Taylor, Mikayla Binns, Dearne Taylor and Meg Radford were the single goal kickers, with Taylor and Binns being named in the best. The Tigers’ only goal came from Megan Wilkinson. She was complemented by a best-on-ground performance from Gillian Miller while Elizabeth Kirkwood, Tyler Roxann, Liarna Reid, Jessica Murphy and Cara Brooke also had impressive performances.

TSL Women’s weekly wrap: Round 18

A potential Grand Final preview was played in this round, with ladder-leader, Glenorchy taking on second-placed Clarence. In Round 18, it was the Roos who came out on top, but the Magpies will certainly want revenge in the finals. Meanwhile, third-placed Launceston got the perfect preparation for finals with a big win over cellar-dwellers, Burnie.

 

LAUNCESTON 4.10 | 7.15 | 9.17 | 13.20 (98)
BURNIE 0.0 | 0.1 | 0.1 | 0.2 (2)

GOALS:

Launceston: B. Rattray 5, A. Dickson 2, D. Taylor 2, E. Manix-geeves 2, M. Binns, M. Radford
Burnie: Nil.

BEST:

Launceston: M. King, A. Dickson, B. Rattray, C. Thuringer, N. Ristrom, C. Stanley
Burnie: L. Haines, L. Stevenson, E. Duncombe, K. Johnson, L. Badcock, C. Chandler

Launceston jumped out of the blocks early in this game, scoring four goals to none in the first quarter. However, the Blues could have put more damage on the board had they kicked accurate. They kicked 10 behinds in the first quarter alone but bounced back in the second with 3.5, while only restricting Burnie to one point at the main break. In the second quarter, Launceston continued to pile the scoring pressure on the Dockers. While the Blues were only restricted to two goals in the third term, they made amends of it in the last, kicking four goals to end with a 96-point victory.

Brie Rattray did a lot of the damage up forward with five majors while Angela Dickson, Dearne Taylor and Emma Manix-Geeves chipped in with two. Dickson and Rattray were also named among the best but the shining light was Tasmania’s only Under-18 All Australian representative, Mia King. King was named best on ground in the loss against the Dockers, making it her fourth time among the better players on the ground. Another Under 18 representative was named best on ground for the Dockers with Libby Haines taking top honours. State teammate, Lauren Stevenson also played a good game for Burnie, being named second-best in the loss.

 

GLENORCHY 0.1 | 2.4 | 2.4 | 3.7 (25)
CLARENCE 1.4 | 2.4 | 6.6 | 6.8 (44)

GOALS:

Glenorchy: N. Lynch 2, S. Eaton.
Clarence: S. Pennicott 2, J. Minifie, J. Farrow, D. Elliston, N. Pearce.

BEST:

Glenorchy: E. Barwick, G. Sullivan, N. Daniels, B. Barwick, J. Williams, T. Corrie
Clarence: S. Pennicott, M. Smith, N. Bresnehan, J. Limbrick, L. Ochayi, B. Scott

Ladder-leader, Glenorchy was dealt with a wake-up call in this game, and it came straight away in the first quarter when Clarence got the first goal on the board and took the early lead. The Magpies then responded in the second, outscoring the Roos two goals to one to level up the scores at half time. But Clarence put the foot on the accelerator in the third quarter, keeping Glenorchy scoreless while also kicking four goals. This gave the Roos a 26-point lead at the last break, making it very difficult for the Magpies to make a comeback. To their credit, they outscored the Roos in the last quarter by keeping them scoreless and kicking one goal themselves, but by then, the damage was already done.

Sophie Pennicott made it 13 goals from 13 games for Clarence when she kicked two goals on the weekend. Pennicott was also named best on ground in the win, making it her sixth time in the best. The rest of the goals came from Under 18 duo, Jessica Minifie and Jenna Farrow as well as Darcy Elliston and Natalie Pearce. Surprisingly, the second highest goal kicker in the competition, Jacinta Limbrick didn’t get a major on the board, but she was still named in the best. She was complemented by Maddison Smith, Nicole Bresnehan, Loveth Ochayi and Bronte Scott. Nietta Lynch completed her wonderful season in front of goal by kicking two for Glenorchy. She finished the regular season on top of the goal kicking table with 34 goals from 14 games. Sandy Eaton was the other goal kicker for the Magpies. Elise Barwick was the most impressive Magpie in the game while Gennaveve Sullivan and Natalie Daniels also had good games.

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.

NSW/ACT and Western Australia claim wins in Series One of AFLW National Championships

AS the opening series of the AFL Women’s National Under 18 Championships continues, four teams took to the field on the weekend to display their skills. New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (NSW/ACT) and Western Australia were the big winners, with many players standing out across the four games.

NSW/ACT 6.7 (43) defeated Tasmania 1.1 (7)

NSW/ACT kept Tasmania scoreless up until half time, asserting its dominance at Blacktown International Sports Park.

Emily Hurley got on the board with two majors for NSW/ACT, and was complemented by Brea Quinlivan, Lillian Doyle, Zoe Hurrell and Eliza Cumming, who all scored a goal in the 36-point win. Georgia Garnett was named best afield for NSW/ACT while Alexia Hamilton and Brenna Tarrant also had solid performances. AFLW Academy member, Alyce Parker began her Nationals tournament strongly with a great performance. Fellow AFLW Academy member,

Libby Haines was also impressive, named amongst the best for Tasmania. She was joined by Mia King, Kelsie Hill, Tahlia Bortington, Hailee Baldwin and Netty Garlo. Mya Slatter was Tasmania’s only goalkicker on the day.

Western Australia 4.6 (30) defeated Queensland 3.9 (27)

Western Australia recorded a brilliant come-from-behind win at Domain Stadium. Queensland led at every change but after being kept scoreless in the last quarter, Western Australia ran over the top by just three points.

AFLW Academy member, McKenzie Dowrick was named best afield for Western Australia, and was complemented by fellow Academy member, Sabreena Duffy. Duffy also got a goal on the board, which brought Western Australia’s deficit to 10 points. She was complemented by Mikayla Hyde, who scored two majors, and Kate Bartlett, who scored one. Bartlett’s goal was a crucial one, as it gave Western Australia the lead for the first time in the game, which ultimately delivered the win.

It was a brave effort by Queensland, whose goals came from Charlotte Hammans, Jemma Abbott and Georgia Brehmer. Dee Heslop was named best-on-ground for Queensland and was complemented by Lily Postlethwaite, Kitara Farrar, Lauren Bella and Zimmorlei Farquharson.

NSW/ACT 6.8 (44) defeated Tasmania 0.3 (3)

In the second battle between NSW/ACT and Tasmania, it was NSW/ ACT that came out on top with another big win.

Lillian Doyle was NSW/ACT’s only multiple goalkicker with two majors, while Brea Quinlivan and Eliza Cumming got on the scoreboard once again. This time, it was Ahlani Eddy who was judged best afield for NSW/ACT, but AFLW Academy member, Alyce Parker and the best-on-ground in NSW/ACT’s first hit-out against Tasmania, Georgia Garnett were not far off the mark. Although there were no goalkickers for Tasmania, there was still a host of impressive performances.

Backing up their solid performances from their last match against NSW/ACT were Tahlia Bortington, Hailee Baldwin, Libby Haines, Netty Garlo and Mia King. They were complemented by Elise Barwick, who played a solid game against NSW/ACT.

Western Australia 6.4 (40) defeated Queensland 2.3 (15)

Western Australia continued its winning ways with another big victory over Queensland.

AFLW Academy member, McKenzie Dowrick was again named in the best for Western Australia. This time she was joined by Mikayla Bowen, Emma O’Driscoll, Roxanne Roux, Abbey Dowrick and Taylor Pescud. The goalkickers in the last match stepped up again on Monday’s hit-out, as Kate Bartlett got on the board with two majors while Sabreena Duffy and Mikayla Hyde each kicked one.

TSLW Under 18 Development Series: Week 1

TASMANIA’S most talented aspiring AFLW players took to the field over the weekend in the first round of the Wrest Point TSLW Under-18 Development Series. The series is a new pathway for young footballers striving to make the State Academy and subsequent squad for the National Under-18 Championships later in the year. It will also assist TSLW clubs in finalising their lists ahead of the upcoming 2018 season.

The first weekend saw the six competing sides split up into their north and south conferences. Burnie, Launceston and North Launceston battled it out in the north conference round robin, while Clarence, Glenorchy and Tigers clashed in the south conference. The matches were more so about development rather than results, with coaches of both teams working together to try and get the best out of every player.

Here is a team by team run down of how the weekend’s top performers went:

Clarence:

Melaine Wise has long been a talented player and looks to have taken her fitness to another level, which could help her make an impact at the National Under 18 Championships. Chloe Wells proved that she has some potential in the ruck; the raw tall has had experience at TSLW level. Bella Goward constantly found space and the football, Netty Garlo excited with her pace, while Tahlia Bortignon kicked the goal of the weekend with a lovely sidestep as her pace and agility gave her space.

Glenorchy:

Charlie Lovell, one of the youngest players in the series also showed she is one of the most skilled players with ball in hand, and the ability to earn the contested football. Elise Barwick has improved her skills and running patterns which now compliments her elite pace and endurance. Amy Prokopiec and Holly Barwick show exciting flashes of talent, while Hannah Smith looks to have benefited from a stronger preseason.

Tigers:

Hailee Baldwin was impressive as expected, but her ball-winning ability certainly stood out and she has the athletic attributes to take the step up to the National Under 18 Championships. If she continues to develop her skills, she definitely has the potential to receive even higher honours. Priscilla Atim also showed wonderful endeavour, she has previously impressed in the All Nationals Cup and continues to excite selectors with her attack on the ball.

Burnie:

As expected the young Dockers were standouts led by twins Chloe and Libby Haines, who were simply on another level, especially in the air as they showed the benefits of being in the National AFLW Academy. Sammy Langmaid has also taken her game to another level, using her run to break lines and deliver the ball well. Mya Slatter gave the runners first use with good hands, while Shaeli Rodman and younger sister Ashya both played well in several positions.

Launceston:

Camilla Taylor continues to grow in height and as a footballer, classy tall athletic players do not grow on trees, so her future is looking bright. Mia King continues to perform as an inside midfielder with attack and pace. Kelsie Hill stood out with her run and defensive pressure, while Ellen Brickhall and Amy Halaby also continue to impress.

North Launceston:

With their first involvement in the female talent pathway, North Launceston have unearthed plenty of talent. Hayley Breward showed her class, Talisha Woolley is a developing tall and showed plenty, while Raigan Kettle won the ball in spades. Hannah Grima was a dangerous forward and Ella McKenzie also impressed.  

The remaining fixtures in the Wrest Point TSLW Under 18 Development Series are as follows:

Northern Conference 2 | Saturday, March 17 at Deloraine
11am: Burnie vs. North Launceston
11.50am: Burnie vs. Launceston
12.40pm: North Launceston vs. Launceston

South Conference 2 | Sunday, March 18 at North Hobart Oval
11am: Tigers vs. Clarence
11.50am: Clarence vs. Glenorchy
12.40pm: Tigers vs. Glenorchy

Statewide Carnival | Sunday, March 25 at Deloraine
12pm: Burnie vs. Glenorchy
1.20pm: North Launceston vs. Tigers
2.40pm: Launceston vs. Clarence