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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 – 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.