Wrest Point TSLW Round 9 Preview

Round nine of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season sees Clarence take on Burnie at Geilston Bay and the Tigers host Launceston at the Twin Ovals, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 24th June

Clarence v. Burnie (Geilston Bay) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Clarence – L W B W W L B W | Burnie – W B L L L L L B

Last Time They Met: Clarence 17.10 (112) def. Burnie 0.1 (1) – Round 4, 2018 at Geilston Bay

Burnie will travel South in round nine to take on Clarence at Geilston Bay. Clarence went down by nine points to Glenorchy in round eight and will be itching to get back onto the winners list, while Burnie won their first game of the season and will enter this clash on a high.

The last time Burnie and Clarence played each other was in round four this year, with the Roos claiming a 111-point victory.

Jacinta Limbrick and Nat Pearce scored four goals for the Roos against Burnie on that occasion, with Darcy Elliston kicking two and Jessica Minifie, Nat Heggie, Tiff Nichols, Chloe Wells, Sophie Pennicott, Chantelle MacPherson and Jenna Farrow scored one each.

Rachel Archer and Loveth Ochayi are out for Clarence this round, whilst Nat Pearce and Zoie Crawford come in. Crawford will be playing her first game for the 2018 season in round nine.

Clarence coach, Andy Smith, says this week’s focus for the team will be to “continue to work on fine tuning our game plan” after going down to the Magpies last weekend.

Burnie only managed one behind against Clarence last time but have struggled this season with players unavailable and injury woes. With their effort last week, and the addition of AFLW player Emma Humphries, they look to be back in form and will be a dangerous proposition for the ‘Roos.

Morgan Wright and Melanie Radford are in for the Dockers this week, whilst Teagan Byard, Kaylah Keogh, Hannah Martin, Finlay Bryan and Shelby Rayner are out for round nine.

Burnie coach, Richard Mulcahy hopes the Dockers can build off the success of last weekend against the Tigers.

“This week we hope to attack more while maintaining our great defensive efforts,” he said.

Players to Watch:

Tahlia Bortingnon (Clarence): Bortingnon played her first game in the TSLW last week against Glenorchy. Bortingnon finished sixth in the best players for Clarence in round eight. Bortingnon has played both games in the AFLW U18 Competition in June this year. In her first match against NSW and ACT she finished third in the best players before being named as best on in her second game. Although she is quite young, and new to TSLW Football, she has made a strong debut and will be a key figure for Clarence moving forward.

Emily Doig (Burnie): Doig has played four matches for Burnie so far in her first year playing TSLW football. Doig has finished in the best players three out of four times, ranking second each time. Although Doig doesn’t have much experience playing TSLW Football, she has proven that she is a reliable player and definitely one to watch for the remainder of the season.

 

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Clarence

B: S. Hinks, R. Long,

HB: D. Elliston, K. Johnson, H. Scott

C: T.  Bortignon, G.  Pennicott, B.  Scott

HF: J. Limbrick, J. Minifie, M. Smith

F: G. Mitchell, S. Pennicott,

R: C. Wells, N. Bresnehan, T. Ford

Int: Z. Crawford, J. Farrow, N. Heggie, N. Pearce

In: N. Pearce, Z. Crawford

Out: R. Archer,  L. Ochayi

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Burnie

B: K. Johnson, E. Duncombe,

HB: S. Rodman, L. Haines, L. Stevenson

C: S.  Langmaid, E.  Humphries, S.  Sanderson

HF: S. Ferguson-Stevens, C. Haines,

F: B. Smith, M. Radford, N. Whitehead

R: E. Doig, M. Wright, C. Chandler

 
In: M. Wright, M. Radford

Out: T. Byard, K. Keogh, H. Martin, F. Bryan, S. Rayner

 


Sunday 24th June

Launceston v. Tigers (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Tigers – L L L B L W L L | Launceston – B L W L W B W W

Last Time They Met: Launceston 14.9 (93) def. Tigers 1.4 (10) – Round 4, 2018 at Windsor Park

The Tigers will host Launceston at the Twin Ovals in round nine. The Tigers lost to Burnie at Wivenhoe in round eight and Launceston returns from the bye this week.

The Blues triumphed the last time these sides played each other, running out 83-point winners at Windsor Park.

Mia King was the Blues leading goal kicker with three goals. Emma Manix-geeves, Abbey Green and Ange Dickson scored two, and Brooke Thurlow, Courtney Stanley, Chevy Thuringer, Dearne Taylor and Danika Corcoran kicked one each.

Mia King, Amy Halaby, Meg Radford and Camilla Taylor return to play for Launceston in their first game back since playing in the AFLW U18 State Championships in early June. 

The Tigers have had quite a few changes this week. B. McDonald, Olivia McGow, Elizabeth Kirkwood, D Woolley, M Hogarth, Milly Smith and Inez Balon-Rotheram come in. Mikayla Absolom, Maddison Gardner, Jodie Mather, Melinda Green, Priscilla Odwogo and Nicole Durham are out for round nine.

Roxy Tyler was also concussed in the first quarter of the round nine match against Burnie, but has been cleared to play this week.

Tigers coach, Brad Willis knows the reigning premiers will be a big challenge for his side.

“Launceston are a very well drilled and skilful combination and will pose an enormous challenge at home this Sunday, particularly with our list that has been hit hard by injury and unavailability

“Last game we were competitive for 3 quarters but they blew the game open in the second quarter pouring on 8 goals. We must ensure such run-ons do not occur this time.

“The focus will be on accountability and not allowing defenders and mids to drift forward and provide options in the corridor,” Willis said.

Players to Watch:

Gillian Millar (Tigers): Millar played nine games in 2017, scored one goal and was named in the best players seven times. So far this season, Millar has played seven matches, kicked two goals and been named in the best players four times. Tigers coach, Brad Willis, considers Millar “a reliable target” and she will likely be a key figure once again.

Emma Mannix-Geeves (Launceston):  Mannix-Geeves played twelve matches in the 2017 season and scored five goals. Mannix-Geeves was also named in the best players three times. So far this year Mannix-Geeves has played three matches and been named in the best players twice, while also kicking five goals, equaling her season total of last year. Although we are only half way in to the 2018 season, Mannix-Geeves looks to have improved since last season making the rest of her 2018 season exciting to watch.

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Tigers

B: J. Murphy, O. McKee,

HB: K. Baker, L. Reid,

C: O.  McGow, C.  Brooke, M.  Neal

HF: M. Hogarth, G. Millar, B. McDonald

F: S. Grimsey, E. Kirkwood, B. Phillips

R: M. Smith, L. Ellis, T. Roxann

Int: I. Balon- Rotheram, M. Wilkinson, D. Woolley

In: B. McDonald, O. McGow, E. Kirkwood, D. Woolley, M. Hogarth, M. Smith,

I. Balon- Rotheram

Out: M. Absolom,  M. Gardner,  J. Mather,  M. Green,  P. Odwogo ,  N. Durham

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Launceston

B: H. Whyte, A. Carey,

HB: M. Sinclair, N. Ristrom, C. Thuringer

C: C.  Stanley , D.  Taylor, C.  Webb

HF: D. Corcoran, C. Taylor, M. Radford

F: E. Manix-geeves, B. Thurlow,

R: A. Green, M. King, A. Dickson

Int: Z. Claridge, A. Halaby, E. Page, M. Smith

Wrest Point TSLW Round 8 Wrap

Round eight of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season saw Burnie register their first win and Glenorchy defeat Clarence in tough playing conditions, writes TSL W Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 17th June

Burnie v. Tigers (Wivenhoe Showgrounds) – 1:00pm

Burnie registered their first win of the season in round eight at Wivenhoe Showgrounds, defeating the Tigers 8.4 (52) to 4.3 (27).

In a tough contest, both sides managed one goal and two behinds in the first quarter before Burnie broke the game open in the second to take a 25-point lead into the main change.

The Tigers were the only team to score in the third quarter, managing a behind as the contest tightened up again.

Both teams kicked two goals in the fourth term, but the damage had already been done, with the Dockers recording a 25-point win and getting on the winners list for the first time in 2018.

Burnie’s goal scorers were Hannah Martin and Emma Humphries with three, and Lauren Stevenson and Kaytlyn Johnson with one each.

IC: Solstice Digital

Emma Humphries and Emily Doig led the way for the Dockers, with coach Richard Mulcahy particularly impressed by the leadership and skillful presence of AFLW star Emma Humphries.

“It was a great team effort by the girls, they all did their bit on the day. Emma Humphries was the standout, her elite kicking and running ability is an inspiration to the girls from both teams.”

In what has been a difficult season results-wise, Mulcahy was delighted for the playing group.

“It was a fantastic result for the young group after the year we have had so far.”

“Sunday’s game was a good even contest for the most part. We kicked five goals to one with a two-three goal wind in the second quarter. [It was a] great effort to keep them goalless with the wind in the third.”

Tigers coach, Brad Willis, agreed that the Dockers were the better side on the day.

“[Burnie] made better use of the wind, particularly in the second quarter and deserved their victory.

“Normally there isn’t much between the two sides, but the inclusion of AFLW player Emma Humphries and some talented Ulverstone youngsters was enough to tip the scales on this occasion. Humphries used her pace to break the lines,” Willis said.

“For us, Marla Neale won a heap of contested football and tackled strongly. Liarna Reid rebounded brilliantly from centre half back and Gilly Millar was a reliable target up froward. First gamer Meg Wilkinson showed great promise in the ruck and was very composed with ball in hand.”

The only injury for the Tigers was Roxann Tyler. Willis stated that “Roxy Tyler was concussed in the first quarter and took no further part in the game – she will be assessed on Wednesday.”

The Tigers remain in fourth position on the ladder, after having played one extra game, and having a slightly higher percentage than Burnie who is currently sitting fifth after their first win of the season.

Burnie will take on Clarence at Geilston Bay in round nine, while the Tigers host reigning premier Launceston at the Twin Ovals.

 

Burnie Football Club          1.2       6.3       6.3       8.4 (52)

Tigers Football Club           1.2       2.2       2.3       4.3 (27)

 

GOALS

Burnie Football Club: H. Martin 3, E. Humphries 3, L. Stevenson, K. Johnson

Tigers Football Club: M. Green, G. Millar, M. Neal, J. Mather

BEST

Burnie Football Club: E. Humphries, E. Doig, K. Johnson, H. Martin, S. Sanderson, C. Chandler

Tigers Football Club: L. Reid, M. Neal, L. Ellis, K. Baker, G. Millar, J. Murphy 

 

 

Sunday 17th June

Glenorchy v. Clarence (KGV) – 2:00pm

Glenorchy made it two from two over rival Clarence in season 2018, running out 4.2 (26) to 2.5 (17) winners in tough conditions at KGV – backing up a 20-point win over the ‘Roos earlier this season.

In tough, wet conditions, neither side kicked a goal in the opening term, with Clarence ending the first term with a slight two-point advantage.

Clarence went on to kick the opening goal of the day via recent North Melbourne AFLW signing Maddy Smith, who was playing in her first match back after spending time on the sidelines due to injury.

Nietta Lynch scored Glenorchy’s first goal after being awarded a free kick soon after before Zabreena Manjerovic dribbled the ball through on the eve of the half time siren to hand the Magpies a slim four-point lead heading into the third quarter.

Sandy Eaton increased that to a ten-point lead less than 90 seconds into the third quarter before Gemma Terry kicked her first, and what would eventually be the Magpies’ final goal for the day later in the third term.

Maddy Smith chipped away at Glenorchy’s 15-point lead in the final term, booting her second – and the only goal of the final term.

Two behinds to Glenorchy and a Jacinta Limbrick minor score eventuated in the Magpies holding on to record a nine-point victory.

Clarence coach, Andy Smith, noted that “it was a very poor standard due to weather and ground conditions, [but we were] just happy to get through injury free.”

Rachel Archer and Hannah Scott were the Roos top two best players for the match, while Smith was also impressed by young gun Tahlia Bortignon, who was named in the ‘Roos best.

“Tahlia Bortignon who is in the under 18 Allies team played well; her first game in the TSLW,” Smith said.

Bortignon impressed for the Allies in the AFLW Under 18 State Championships earlier this month, being named in the best players for both games against NSW/ACT.

Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace agreed that although the match was hampered by the conditions, it was a good hit out for both sides.

“Sunday’s match was played in very wet conditions and was a real slog for both teams. It was a very physical game but played in the right spirits.

“The game was close for most of the day and it was pleasing our players stepped up at the right time to get the win. As pleasing as the win was we understand the season is only at the half way mark and grand finals are not won in June,” Smith said.

Grace said the team have only “a few minor injuries but with the bye this week we expect to have everyone available for our next game, including arguably [our] best player this year in Sarah Skinner who missed the match against Clarence.”

The top two best players for the ‘Pies were Zabreena Manjerovic and Tahlia Strong. Manjerovic scored her first goal of the season after only playing four games so far, while the performance of Tahlia Strong also stood out to Grace.

“Tahlia Strong a first year player, coming up from Claremont under 17’s, really impressed and showed she has a great future for someone so young,” he said.

Thomasa Corrie also played her 50th game for the club in round eight.

Glenorchy retain top position on the ladder, two wins clear of Clarence who is currently sitting in second.

Round nine will see Clarence play Burnie at Geilston Bay, while Glenorchy has a week off with the bye.

 

Glenorchy Football Club     0.0       2.1       4.1      4.2 (26)

Clarence Football Club        0.2       1.3       1.4      2.5 (17)

 

GOALS

Glenorchy Football Club: Z. Manjerovic, S. Eaton, N. Lynch, G. Terry

Clarence Football Club: M. Smith 2

BEST

Glenorchy Football Club: Z. Manjerovic, T. Strong, N. Lynch, R. Siely, G. Terry, B. Barwick

Clarence Football Club: R. Archer, H. Scott, B. Scott, K. Johnson, J. Farrow, T. Bortignon

Wrest Point TSLW Round 8 Preview

Round eight of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season will see Glenorchy and Clarence go head to head at KGV, whilst Burnie takes on the Tigers at Wivenhoe Showgrounds, after the competition’s bye round last week, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 17th June

Glenorchy v. Clarence (KGV) – 2:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – W W W B W W L | Clarence – W B W W L B W

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 6.9 (45) def. Clarence 3.7 (25) – Round 3, 2018 at Blundstone Arena

Glenorchy hosts Clarence this time around at KGV after scoring a 20-point win against the Roos the last time they played in round three this year.

Nietta Lynch kicked three goals for Glenorchy that day, whilst Elise Barwick, Sandy Eaton and Natalie Daniels all kicked one.

The Magpies enter the match full of confidence. IC: Solstice Digital

Jacinta Limbrick kicked two goals for Clarence, with Nat Heggie also scoring one for the Roos.

Darcy Elliston, Georgia Pennicott, Nicole Bresnehan, Bronte Scott, Chloe Wells and Rachel Long were Clarence’s best players on the day.

Thomasa Corrie, Jade Williams, Nietta Lynch, Elise Barwick, Holly Ryan and Mackie Sutcliffe were named as Glenorchy’s best players.

Clarence’s Jessica Minifie, Chloe Wells, Jenna Farrow and Tahlia Bortingnon, and Glenorchy’s Holly Ryan, Hannah Smith and Elise Barwick all played in the AFLW Under 18 Championships that occurred just before the Queen’s Birthday bye round. They all return to play in round eight, apart from Tahlia Bortingnon, who is named as an emergency for the Roos.

The Magpies will go two games clear atop the ladder if they can beat the Roos, while Clarence will jump the Magpies into first position if they register a win due to a far superior percentage.

This promises to be a cracking contest.

Players to Watch:

Elise Barwick (Glenorchy):  Barwick has played five games in the 2018 season, been named in the best players three times and scored three goals. Barwick also finished fifth best on ground in round one of the AFLW U18 Championship game against New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory on the 3rd of June.

Nicole Bresnehan (Clarence): Bresnehan has played four matches this season and been named in the best players for every game. Bresnehan finished as the fourth best player in her first match and has finished in the best players a position higher each week. Bresnehan was named as best on ground for the Roos in the last game that she played which was in round five. Bresnehan has also scored two goals in the 2018 season.

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Glenorchy

B: J. Williams, R. Siely,

HB: T. Corrie, H. Smith, T. Strong

C: Z.  Manjerovic, M.  Sutcliffe, G.  Terry

HF: G. Allan, S. Eaton, S. Davis

F: J. Tate Turvey, N. Lynch,

R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick

Int: N. Daniels, M. Jacobs , H. Ryan, K. Stanford

Emg: M. Wright

 

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Clarence

B: D. Elliston, R. Archer,

HB: J. Farrow, K. Johnson, H. Scott

C: R.  Long, G.  Pennicott, L.  Ochayi

HF: J. Limbrick, J. Minifie, S. Pennicott

F: G. Mitchell, T. Ford,

R: C. Wells, N. Bresnehan, B. Scott

Int: N. Heggie, S. Hinks, N. Pearce, M. Smith

Emg: T. Bortignon, T. Nichols

 


Sunday 17th June

Burnie v. Tigers (Wivenhoe Showgrounds) – 1:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Burnie – B L L L L L B | Tigers – L L B L W L L

Last Time They Met: Tigers 5.4 (34) def. Burnie 1.2 (8) – Round 3, 2018 at Twin Ovals

The Tigers scored their first win as a club, and only win so far of the 2018 season, the last time that they played Burnie in round three this year at the Twin Ovals.

IC: Solstice Digital

Chloe Haines scored Burnie’s only goal of the game which came in the first quarter; while Erin Lucas kicked three goals for the Tigers with Samantha Grimsey and Gillian Millar also scoring one each.

The Tigers best players were Cara Brooke, Jess Murphy, Hannah Squires, Marla Neal, Erin Lucas and Mikayla Absolom.

Lauren Stevenson, Emily Doig, Emily Duncombe, Shaeli Rodman, Libby Haines and Finlay Bryan were Burnie’s best players on the day.

Both teams see the return of players from the AFLW U18 State Championships that occurred just before the Queens Birthday bye round. Burnie welcomes back Libby Haines, Shelby Rayner, Lauren Stevenson, Samantha Langmaid and Chloe Haines. Priscilla Odwogo returns to play for the Tigers in just her second game of the 2018 season.

Both sides will enter the clash full of belief, with a Dockers win set to take Burnie onto equal points with the Tigers, while a Tiger win will see the gap grow to eight points between the fourth and fifth placed sides.

Players to Watch:

Samantha Langmaid (Burnie): Langmaid has played five matches in the 2018 season and has finished in the best players three times, finishing a position higher each time. Langmaid recently played in the AFLW U18 State Championships.

Cara Brooke (Tigers): Brooke has played six games this year in the midfield and has finished in the best players for every match. Brooke has not finished lower that fourth best on ground this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Burnie

B: F. Bryan, E. Duncombe, K. Keogh

HB: K. Johnson, L. Haines,

C: S.  Langmaid, E.  Humphries, S.  Sanderson

HF: S. Ferguson-Stevens, C. Haines,

F: M. Radford, L. Stevenson, N. Whitehead

R: E. Doig, B. Smith , C. Chandler

Int: S. Rayner, T. Byard, H. Martin

 

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Tigers

B: L. Reid, M. Absolom,

HB: K. Baker, O. McKee, L. Ellis

C: J.  Murphy, C.  Brooke, M.  Neal

HF: B. Phillips, P. Odwogo, M. Wilkinson

F: N. Durham, E. Lucas,

R: G. Millar, S. Grimsey, T. Roxann

Int: E. Kirkwood

Wrest Point TSLW Round 7 Wrap

Round seven of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season saw two physical games with Clarence defeating the Tigers, and Glenorchy winning against reigning premier Launceston, writes TSL W Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 3rd June

Glenorchy v. Launceston (KGV) – 11:30am

Glenorchy 4.6 (30) defeated reigning premier Launceston 1.4 (10) at KGV as the Magpies registered their first win over the Blues this season. 

The match was fiercely contested from the outset, with both sides kept to just one behind apiece in the opening term.

The second term was just as contested, with Glenorchy’s Sarah Skinner kicking the only goal of the term to help the Pies take a five-point lead into half time.

Both teams traded blows in the third quarter, with Nietta Lynch kicking Glenorchy’s third for the match and Courtney Webb kicking one for Launceston to make it a six-point difference at the final change.

Glenorchy managed to partially break the game open in the final term, kicking two goals via Natalie Daniels and then Brieanna Barwick as the Pies stormed home to record a 20-point win over the reigning premier.

Mackie Sutcliffe and Sarah Skinner were named as Glenorchy’s top two best players, while Kate McLaughlin and Brooke Thurlow rounded out Launceston’s top two spots.

Launceston coach Alex Gibbons found plenty of positives out of the match, despite the result.

“[McLaughlin’s] output and work rate was at a level we want to see every week, and [she] really took hold of our midfield.”

“Brooke Thurlow played a solid game on the reigning league best and fairest player [Thomasa] Corrie and our whole defensive unit really worked well together.”

“Special mention to our 16 year old rookies in Mikayla White and Sian Beeton who we knew are players of the future but really showed this level is not beyond them,” Gibbons said.

The Blues will be keeping a close eye on Bianca White, who suffered a head knock during the match.

“Bianca White has suffered a concussion and has not recovered as well as we’d like still suffering headaches and blurred vision,” Gibbons said.

Glenorchy’s win has taken them to top spot on the ladder after seven rounds, with the Magpies set to take on Clarence in round eight after the competition’s bye round this weekend.

Launceston will be looking to rest up with an extended break due to having the bye after the competition’s weekend off.

 

Glenorchy Football Club          0.1       1.3       2.4       4.6 (30)

Launceston Football Club        0.1       0.4       1.4       1.4 (10)

 

GOALS

Glenorchy Football Club: S. Skinner, N. Lynch, N. Daniels, B. Barwick

Launceston Football Club: C. Webb

BEST

Glenorchy Football Club: M. Sutcliffe, S. Skinner, Z. Manjerovic, J. Williams, R. Siely, B. Barwick

Launceston Football Club: K. McLaughlin, B. Thurlow, H. Whyte, A. Dickson, D. Taylor, A. Carey

 


Sunday 3rd June

Clarence v. Tigers (Geilston Bay) – 12:00pm

A Natalie Heggie-led Clarence 16.12 (108) defeated the Tigers 0.0. (0) at Geilston Bay as the ‘Roos stamped their reputation as a contender in 2018. 

Natalie Heggie booted three goals in the first term after the opener from Jacinta Limbrick  to help put the Roos in front at quarter time by 27 points.

Natalie Heggie kicked two more in the second term, with Jacinta Limbrick also scoring another, and Loveth Ochayi kicking her first for the game. Clarence finished the first half 54 points up and well and truly in control.

The Tigers continued to apply lots of pressure in the second half, but Hannah Scott came out and kicked two for Clarence, Jacinta Limbrick acquired her third, and Darcey Elliston scored her first in the third stanza as the Roos increased their lead to 82 points at three quarter time.

Natalie Heggie came out and kicked three more goals in the fourth quarter, making her total eight for the match, whilst Darcy Elliston kicked her second goal for the game making it a 108-point win over the Tigers.

Clarence have now convincingly won both matches against the Tigers this season, having won by 148 points in round one.

Clarence coach, Andy Smith was pleased with the result, insisting his team will take plenty out of the win.

“It was a good opportunity to play a few players in different roles, to develop their skills and increase their football knowledge. It was also a good opportunity to develop our game plan,” Smith said.

Hannah Scott, Jacinta Limbrick and Natalie Heggie were named as Clarence’s three best players for the match, with Heggie’s haul of eight moving her to equal third on the competition’s goal kicking tally.

Hannah Scott’s performance particularly stood out to Smith, as the Roos moved to second spot on the ladder.

“Hannah won the SFL Best and Fairest award last year so it was good to see her play her best game for the club since stepping up to the TSLW,” he said.

Tigers coach Brad Willis was disappointed by the end result, with several injuries affecting the side throughout the match.

“We narrowed the margin from our first round game, but overall were disappointed with the result.

“In trying to curb their dangerous forward line meant that all our experienced players ended up down back and our inexperienced forwards were outgunned.

“Losing star midfielder Marla Neal early in the game to concussion compounded matters. We also lost Inez Balon and Sammy Grimsey to concussion and ended the game with only 15 players,” Willis said.

Although the Tigers were unable to score all game, Kristy Baker, Gillian Millar and Cara Brooke rounded out the Tigers top three best players, with the efforts of several players impressing Willis.

“Captain Kristy Baker defended gallantly, Cara Brooke and Olivia McGow were tireless in the midfield, Gilly Millar who put out spot fires everywhere and emerging teenagers, Lilly Ellis and Chelsey Van Muijlwijk all played well.

“Fortunately, we have the bye this week, so the emphasis will be on recovery before we travel to West Park to take on Burnie,” Willis said.

Round 8 will see Clarence play Glenorchy in a top of the table clash at KGV on the 17th of June, while the Tigers will travel North for the second time this season to take on the Dockers at West Park.

 

Clarence Football Club     4.3       8.6       12.10   16.12 (108)

Tigers Football Club          0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0 (0)

 

GOALS

Clarence Football Club: N. Heggie 8, J. Limbrick 3, H. Scott 2, D. Elliston 2, L. Ochayi

BEST

Clarence Football Club: H. Scott, J. Limbrick, N. Heggie, D. Elliston, L. Ochayi, R. Long

Tigers Football Club: K. Baker, G. Millar, C. Brooke, C. Van Muijlwijk, L. Ellis, M. Absolom 

Wrest Point TSLW Round 7 Preview

Round seven of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season will see the competition’s top two sides meet again, while multiple teams will be without players due to the 2018 NAB AFLW U18 Championships, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 3rd June

Glenorchy v. Launceston (KGV) – 11:30am

Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – W W B W W L | Launceston – W L W B W W

Last Time They Met: Launceston 9.9 (63) def. Glenorchy 6.5 (41) – Round 1, 2018 at Windsor Park

Glenorchy plays host to Launceston in round seven in what will be the first time last season’s grand finalists have met since round one, where the Blues recorded a 22-point win.  

Abbey Green, Ange Dickson, Maggie Cuthbertson and Emma Manix-geeves kicked two goals each for the Blues and Georgia Hill kicked one on that day, while Glenorchy hit the scoreboard through two goals each from Nietta Lynch, Sarah Skinner and Natalie Daniels.

This week Glenorchy loses Hannah Smith, Holly Ryan and Elise Barwick to the Under 18 State AFLW Team, while Mackie Sutcliffe is also out for the Pies in round seven.

The Pies will receive a boost, however, with Zabreena Manjerovic, Elisenda Fornells Vernet and Katie Standford returning alongside Jasmine Tate Turvey, who is coming off a shoulder injury.

Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, says “heading into this week we are focused on plying our style of football and continuing to bring pressure to opposition sides.”

“Launceston have had the wood on us over the past few contests and we are keen to again test ourselves against the reigning premiers.”

Launceston’s Mia King, Amy Halaby, Camilla Taylor, Meg Radford and Georgia Hill will also miss round seven for the U18 AFLW State Championships, while Molly Clark will be out for the remainder of the year due to travelling abroad.

The Blues will be boosted by the return of Hayley Whyte and Danika Corcoran, and Carlton AFLW player Courtney Webb.

Launceston coach, Alex Gibbons, states that “this week against Glenorchy we will have a very different looking team. We do have quite a deep squad and feel we can cover our outs.”

“We really enjoy playing Glenorchy and both teams have a mutual competitive respect so I expect the game will be a high quality game.”

Players to Watch:

Gennaveve Sullivan (Glenorchy): Sullivan played ten matches last year in the ruck and was named in the best players four times. So far this year, she has played four games and been named in the best players three times. Sullivan finished last week’s match against the Tigers as best on ground for Glenorchy.

Dearne Taylor (Launceston): Taylor played ten games in 2017, scored six goals and finished in the best players seven times. In 2018 she has played five matches in the midfield, scored five goals and been named in the best players three times. Taylor also finished as the Blues best on ground in round six against Burnie.

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Glenorchy

B: J. Williams, R. Siely,

HB: T. Corrie, Z. Manjerovic, N. Daniels

C: S.  Davis, S.  Skinner, G.  Terry

HF: G. Allan, S. Eaton, T. Strong

F: J. Tate Turvey, N. Lynch,

R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick,

Int: E. Fornells Vernet, M. Jacobs , K. Stanford, M. Wright
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Launceston

B: A. Carey, N. Ristrom, H. Whyte

HB: C. Thuringer, M. Sinclair,

C: Z.  Claridge, D.  Taylor, C.  Stanley

HF: E. Page, B. Thurlow, C. Webb

F: D. Corcoran, K. McLaughlin, B. White

R: A. Green, , A. Dickson

Int: J. Retallick

In: H. Whyte, D. Corcoran, C. Webb

Out: C. Taylor, G. Hill, A. Halaby, M. Clark, M. King, M. Radford

 


Sunday 3rd June

Clarence v. Tigers (Geilston Bay) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Clarence – B W W L B W | Tigers – L B L W L L

Last Time They Met: Clarence 23.16 (154) def. Tigers 1.0 (6) – Round 1, 2018 at Twin Ovals

Geilston Bay will play host to Wrest Point TSLW action for the first time this season in round seven when Clarence host the Tigers.  The last time these teams met was the first round in 2018 with Clarence defeating the Tigers by 148 points at the Twin Ovals.

Maddy Smith scored nine goals for the Roos but remains out this week. Sophie Pennicott kicked five five, Jessica Minifie three, Jacinta Limbrick and Grace Mitchell two, and Georgia Pennicott and Nicole Bresnehan one each. 

The Tigers captain, Kristy Baker scored their only goal for the game.

Clarence returns from the bye with Grace Mitchell and Chantelle MacPherson set to return to the side.

Nicole Bresnehan will miss round seven for the ‘Roos, while Jenna Farrow, Jessica Minifie, Chloe Wells and Tahlia Bortignon miss this week to play in the Under 18 AFLW Championships.

Erin Lucas and Milly Smith are out for the Tigers in round seven, with Priscilla Odwogo and Hailee Baldwin also playing in the Tasmanian U18 Team.

Jess Murphy and Brooke Phillips have been cleared to play after receiving heavy knocks in round six against Glenorchy.

The Tigers will be eager to push the ‘Roos after going down to the ‘Roos in round one, with coach Brad Willis identifying some key areas of focus for his team.

“The focus will be on winning the ball at the source and not getting drawn into contests which Clarence exploit so effectively,” Willis said.

Clarence will be returning from the bye after only losing one game so far this season. A win here would see the ‘Roos stay in touch with Glenorchy and Launceston.

Players to Watch:

Nat Pearce (Clarence):  Pearce played 13 games last year and kicked seven goals, while being named in the best players four times. This year Pearce has played four matches, been named in the best players twice and has kicked seven goals. This puts her in sixth place in the goal scoring for the entire competition. Keep your eyes on Pearce this weekend against the Tigers.

Rea Roberts (Tigers):  Roberts is only a second-year player, playing nine games in 2017 and being named in the best players four times. In 2018 Roberts has played four matches and was named in the best players twice. With the Tigers developing as the year progresses, Roberts is a player on the rise and one that should not be overlooked.

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Clarence

B: S. Hinks, T. Nichols,

HB: R. Archer, R. Long, H. Scott

C: T.  Ford, S.  Pennicott, G.  Mitchell

HF: N. Heggie, L. Ochayi, J. Limbrick

F: D. Elliston, N. Pearce,

R: K. Johnson, G. Pennicott, B. Scott

Int: C. MacPherson
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Tigers
B: O. McKee, R. Roberts,

HB: J. Murphy, E. Kirkwood, L. Reid

C: K.  Baker, C.  Brooke, O.  McGow

HF: M. Lawler, G. Millar, B. Phillips

F: S. Grimsey, M. Absolom, M. Neal

R: N. Durham, L. Ellis,

Int: I. Balon- Rotheram, M. Prince, T. Roxann

Wrest Point TSLW Round 6 Preview

Round six of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season sees two Northern teams battle it out at Windsor Park, whilst two Southern teams take on each other at the Twin Ovals, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 27th May

Tigers v. Glenorchy (Twin Ovals) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Tigers – B L W L L | Glenorchy – W B W W L

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 10.15 (75) def. Tigers 0.0 (0) – Round 2, 2018 at KGV

The Tigers return from the bye to take on Glenorchy at their home ground in round six. The last time these two teams played each other was round two at KGV this year with the Magpies winning by 75 points.

IC: Solstice Digital

Brieanna Barwick kicked three for Glenorchy whilst, Natalie Daniels kicked two, and Sandra Eaton, Nietta Lynch, Jade Williams, Meg Jacobs and Elise Barwick kicked one each, while the Magpies kept the Tigers goalless.

Glenorchy’s best players were Mackie Sutcliffe, Sarah Skinner, Rachael Siely, Brieanna Barwick, Hannah Smith and Gennaveve Sullivan on that occassion, while Hannah Squires, Marla Neal, Mikayla Absolom, Cara Brooke, Rea Roberts and Olivia McGow were the Tigers’ best.

Glenorchy come into the clash full of confidence after defeating the Dockers last weekend, while the Tigers enter the clash after the round five bye.

The fourth-placed Tigers will be looking for their second win of the season after overcoming Burnie in round three, whilst second-placed Glenorchy will be after their fourth.

Players to Watch:

Marla Neal (Tigers): In 2017 Neal played twelve matches, kicked one goal and was named in the best players five times. Neal has been named in the best players for all four matches that she has played this year, underlining her importance to the Tigers.

Mackie Sutcliffe (Glenorchy): Sutcliffe scored three goals in round five against Burnie and was named as the second-best player for that match. Sutcliffe has been named in the best players for all four games that she has played in 2018, and will once again be a player to watch for the Magpies.

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Tigers

B: J. Murphy, M. Absolom,

HB: O. McKee, R. Roberts, L. Reid

C: K.  Baker, C.  Brooke, L.  Ellis

HF: M. Lawler, G. Millar, B. Phillips

F: S. Grimsey, E. Lucas,

R: M. Smith, M. Neal, O. McGow

Int: I. Balon- Rotheram, N. Durham, E. Kirkwood, T. Roxann

Emg: M. Prince
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Glenorchy

B: M. Wright, R. Siely,

HB: T. Corrie, H. Smith, J. Williams

C: S.  Davis, S.  Skinner, G.  Terry

HF: M. Sutcliffe, N. Lynch,

F: G. Allan, S. Eaton, T. Strong

R: H. Ryan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick

Int: M. Jacobs , G. Sullivan, J. Tate Turvey, N. Daniels

In: G. Sullivan
Out: K. Stanford

 

 

Sunday 27th May

Launceston v. Burnie (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Launceston – L W B W W | Burnie – L L L L B

Last Time They Met: Launceston 12.13 (85) def. Burnie 0.3 (3) – Round 2, 2018 at Wivenhoe

Launceston will host Burnie at Windsor Park in round six after they last played each other in round two this year at Wivenhoe.

IC: Solstice Digital

Launceston’s goals were kicked by Ange Dickson, Danika Corcoran and Courtney Stanley (two each), and Camilla Taylor, Emma Manix-geeves, Kate McLaughlin and Nikki Ristrom, while the Blues kept the Dockers to three behinds.

Burnie’s best players were Libby Haines, Emily Doig, Lauren Stevenson, Emily Duncombe, Shaeli Rodman, Jacqui Mercer.

Kate McLaughlin, Camilla Taylor, Ange Dickson, Courtney Stanley, Ashlee Carey and Zoe Claridge were Launceston’s best players.

Launceston will be eager to bounce back after going down to Clarence last weekend at Oatlands – the side’s first loss for the season. Burnie, who have been hit by injuries in recent weeks, will be looking to take it up to the reigning premiers after showing signs of development and competing well across the season.

Players to Watch:

Abbey Green (Launceston): Green played fourteen matches in the 2017 season, scored five goals and finished in the best players seven times. So far in the 2018 season Green has played three matches, kicked four goals and finished in the best players twice, including as the Blues’ best last weekend.

Lauren Stevenson (Burnie): Stevenson played twelve matches last year and was recognised in the best players four times. This year she has played four matches and has been named in the best players for every match, and as the Dockers’ best in two of these clashes. With Stevenson in good form she will no doubt be a strong contender against Launceston in round six as the young Dockers look to challenge the reigning premiers.

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Launceston

B: A. Carey, N. Ristrom, B. White

HB: E. Page, M. Sinclair, C. Thuringer

C: K.  McLaughlin

HF: M. Clark, B. Thurlow, C. Taylor

F: A. Halaby, G. Hill, M. Radford

R: A. Green, M. King, A. Dickson

Int: Z. Claridge, J. Retallick, C. Stanley , D. Taylor

In: E. Page, Z. Claridge, G. Hill, J. Retallick
Out: J. Clifford,  H. Whyte,  D. Corcoran,  C. Webb

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Burnie

B: F. Bryan, M. Radford,

HB: K. Johnson, L. Haines, S. Rodman

C: S.  Langmaid, L.  Stevenson, N.  Whitehead

HF: K. Keogh, J. Mercer, C. Keogh

F: S. Wilson, B. Smith,

R: E. Doig, C. Haines, C. Chandler

Int: B. Chandler, D. Radford

Wrest Point TSLW Round 5 Wrap

Round five of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season saw Clarence defeat reigning premier Launceston in a nail-biting clash at Oatlands, whilst Burnie were overwhelmingly defeated by Glenorchy, writes TSL W Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Saturday 19th May

Clarence v. Launceston (Oatlands) – 11:00am

Clarence 7.6 (48) defeated reigning premier Launceston 4.5 (29) on neutral turf at Oatlands in round four. Both teams had not met since the first semi-final of the 2017 season which saw Clarence defeated by ten points before the Blues went on to clinch the flag.

The opening term saw lots of scoring opportunities for each side but both only managed to score one goal each. The first goal of the game was kicked by Launceston player Courtney Stanley after receiving a handball from teammate Danika Corcoran just as she was tackled. Nat Pearce kicked Clarence’s first goal of the game but the ‘Roos still ended the quarter three points down.

Clarence dominated the second quarter with seven scoring opportunities to Launceston’s none. Jacinta Limbrick, Tarn Ford and Nicole Bresnehan all kicked one goal each in the second term to put the Roo’s in front by 19-points at the main break.

Launceston’s Dearne Taylor secured a goal less than a minute into the third term, getting her side off to a fast start, exactly as teammate Danika Corcoran had done the week before during the second quarter in Launceston’s match against the Tigers.

Amy Halaby was the only other goal scorer for the Blues in the third quarter after being awarded a 50-metre penalty. Nat Daniels scored Clarence’s only goal in the third term, not long before play was stopped so Clarence player Rachel Long could leave the ground under the blood rule.

Long returned to play the fourth quarter only to be tackled by Courtney Webb around the ten-minute mark of the fourth quarter. This tackle was referred to the Match Review Panel who determined that the dangerous tackle was careless, with medium impact to the head. Webb was offered a base sanction of two matches, reduced to one match with an early guilty plea. Webb has accepted the one-match suspension which means she will not play against Burnie in round five this week.

The fourth quarter also brought about a change in pace as both teams played with a hint of desperation. Launceston’s Danika Corcoran scored the Blues final goal for the match, whilst Clarence nabbed two goals by Nat Daniels and Jessica Minifie, leading the Roo’s to defeat the reigning premiers by 19 points.

The win now sees Clarence move to top spot on the ladder, with Glenorchy and Launceston just behind due to percentage.

Launceston will host Burnie at Windsor Park in round six, whilst Clarence is the first team to have their second bye of the season.

 

Clarence Football Club            1.1       4.5       5.5       7.6 (48)

Launceston Football Club        1.4       1.4       3.5      4.5 (29)

 

GOALS

Clarence Football Club: N. Pearce 3, J. Minifie, N. Bresnehan, T. Ford, J. Limbrick

Launceston Football Club: D. Taylor, C. Stanley, A. Halaby, D. Corcoran

BEST

Clarence Football Club: N. Bresnehan, B. Scott, R. Archer, C. Wells, N. Pearce, L. Ochayi

Launceston Football Club: A. Carey, H. Whyte, C. Thuringer, C. Stanley, M. Clark, D. Taylor

 

 

Sunday 20th May

Glenorchy v. Burnie (KGV) – 1:00pm

Glenorchy proved too strong for Burnie defeating them 14.12 (96) to 0.0 (0) at KGV.

Glenorchy came out strong in the first quarter kicking three goals with Natalie Daniels, Sarah Skinner and Mackie Sutcliffe the goal scorers. Although Burnie did not score this quarter they kept the Magpies under pressure forcing them to make quick decisions inside 50, resulting in three behinds and one out of bounds on the full.

Glenorchy held a 21-point lead over the Dockers at the start of the second term and continued this momentum into the second, kicking a further two goals and four behinds with most of the quarter being spent in the Magpies’ forward half.

Hannah Smith kicked the opening goal of the term from about 50 metres out, with a low kick that looked as if it was going to be touched by a pack of Burnie and Glenorchy players near the goal line, but miraculously missed them and went through. Glenorchy player Natalie Daniels also kicked her second goal of the game in the second term to put the ‘Pies 37 points up at half time.

Burnie again struggled to get the ball down to their forward half in the third term, with Glenorchy scoring six goals and four behinds.

The first of these six goals came early in the third term when Elise Barwick was awarded a 50-metre penalty. Barwick did not make the distance, but the ball was luckily marked by teammate Mackie Sutcliffe, right near the goal line and put straight through. Barwick redeemed herself a couple of minutes later kicking a goal of her own.

Late into the third quarter, Brieanna Barwick took a shot on goal missing the distance, only to have the ball marked by teammate Nietta Lynch who scored her second goal in the third term after kicking one mid-way in.

Glenorchy players Mackie Sutcliffe and Natalie Daniels both kicked their third goals of the game this quarter with the ‘Pies ending the third term with a commanding 77-point lead over Burnie.

The fourth quarter brought about heavy rain that did not seem to hinder Glenorchy’s efforts, with Hannah Smith, Jade Williams and Katie Stanford kicking goals to help the ‘Pies register a dominant 96-point victory over Burnie who failed to score all match.

Burnie suffered an early hit when Melbourne AFLW player Emma Humphries withdrew from Sunday’s match against Glenorchy after initially being named.

Dockers coach Richard Mulcahy advised that Humphries was taking a cautious approach after some hamstring problems.

“Emma has had hamstring problems but said she would play on Sunday only because we didn’t have enough players.

“On Friday we were lucky to get two more players on permit from the NWFL. Then [we] decided it was probably best if Emma didn’t take the 10 hour bus trip to Hobart and back as she really needed one more week off,” Mulcahy said.

Burnie’s Shaeli Rodman sprained her thumb towards the end of the match, but Mulcahy advised that there was no structural damage and that Rodman will be a 50/50 chance for round six.

The Tigers return from the bye in round five to take on Glenorchy at the Twin Ovals, while Burnie will travel to Windsor Park for a clash with Launceston.

 

Glenorchy Football Club     3.3       5.7       11.11       14.12 (96)

Burnie Football Club            0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0 (0)

 

GOALS

Glenorchy Football Club: N. Daniels 3, M. Sutcliffe 3, H. Smith 2, N. Lynch 2, S. Skinner, E. Barwick, K. Stanford, J. Williams

BEST

Glenorchy Football Club: E. Barwick, M. Sutcliffe, S. Davis, G. Terry, N. Daniels, B. Barwick

Burnie Football Club: L. Stevenson, C. Haines, L. Haines, S. Langmaid, C. Chandler, J. Mercer

 

Wrest Point TSLW Round 5 Preview

Round five of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season sees the return of Melbourne Football Club AFLW star Emma Humphries and the competition travelling to Oatlands for the first time this year, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

Saturday 19th May

Clarence v. Launceston (Oatlands) – 11:00am

Form Guide (most recent first): Clarence – W L B W | Launceston – W B W W

Last Time They Met: Launceston 5.8 (38) def. Clarence 4.4 (28) – Final Round 1, 2017 at Geilston Bay

Clarence and Launceston will meet for the first time since the 2017 Wrest Point TSLW round one final. Clarence went down by ten points on that occasion and was knocked out of the final series by Glenorchy the following round. Launceston went on to win the Grand Final making them the 2017 season premiers.

Clarence’s four goals were kicked by Emma Groves, Maddy Smith, Nicole Bresnehan and Mel Wise. Georgia Hill nabbed two goals for Launceston along with Daria Bannister, whilst Naomi Celebre scored one. 

The two sides will both be looking to record a win in this contest, with Launceston flying high on top of the ladder and the ‘Roos sitting just one win behind in second place.

The ‘Roos enter the match after a big win over a 111-point win over Burnie Dockers, while Launceston are coming off a 83-point win over the Tigers.

Loveth Ochayi and Hannah Scott both come in this week for Clarence whilst Olivia Hudson and Chantelle MacPherson are out for this round.

Launceston have made quite a few lie up changes with Nikki Ristrom, J. Clifford, Amy Halaby and Courtney Webb in for round five. Elyse Page, Zoe Claridge, Emma Manix-geeves and Jacinta Retallick are all out this week.

Players to Watch:

Loveth Ochayi (Clarence): Ochayi was a strong contender in last year’s AFLW draft combine. Although she wasn’t selected Ochayi recently played a practice match for the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club against the Casey Demons in Victoria. Ochayi joined Clarence after playing for the Tigers in the 2017 TSLW and is already a key player due to her skills and athleticism.

Mia King (Launceston):  King only played three games in 2017 for the Blues and was named in the best players once. So far, she has played two games this year including a three-goal effort against the Tigers in round four. King also finished second in the best players for that round proving that she is definitely a player to watch.

 

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Clarence

B: D. Elliston, L. Ochayi,
HB: J. Farrow, K. Johnson, R. Archer
C: R.  Long, B.  Scott, J.  Minifie
HF: N. Heggie, S. Pennicott, J. Limbrick
F: T. Ford, N. Pearce,
R: C. Wells, N. Bresnehan, G. Pennicott
Int: H. Scott, S. Hinks, T. Nichols

In: L. Ochayi, H. Scott
Out: O. Hudson,  C. MacPherson 

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Launceston

B: H. Whyte, M. Sinclair, A. Carey
HB: C. Thuringer, N. Ristrom,
C: C.  Stanley , A.  Dickson, C.  Webb
HF: M. Radford, C. Taylor, M. Clark
F: D. Corcoran, B. Thurlow,
R: A. Green, D. Taylor, M. King
Int: A. Halaby, J. Clifford, K. McLaughlin, B. White

In: N. Ristrom, J. Clifford, A. Halaby, C. Webb
Out: E. Page, Z. Claridge, E. Manix-geeves, J. Retallick

 


Sunday 20th May

Glenorchy v. Burnie (KGV) – 1:00pm

Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – B W W L | Burnie – L L L B

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 7.8 (50) def. Burnie 2.2 (14) – Round 1, 2017 at KGV

Glenorchy returns from the bye to take on Burnie at KGV in round five. 

The Magpies have only lost one game this year, whilst Burnie are yet to win their first match for 2018.

Both teams last played each other in the first semi-final of the 2017 season. Burnie was knocked out of the finals after going down to Glenorchy by 36 points. The Magpies made it all the way to the Grand Final, before going down to the Blues.

Sandra Eaton, Janelle Rattenbury and Kate Rattenbury all kicked two goals against Burnie in the semi-final, whilst Holly Ryan scored one. Chloe Haines kicked both goals for Burnie.

This week Burnie sees the return of AFLW player Emma Humphries, as well as, Emily Doig and Sarah Wilson. Emily Duncombe, Amy-Lee Radford and Sienna Ferguson-Stevens are all out for round five. 

Glenorchy returns from the bye with Katie Stanford coming into the side and Jasmine Tate Turvey named as the emergency. Gennaveve Sullivan will miss this week’s match against Burnie.

The Dockers will be eager to bounce back and stay competitive after scoring just one behind in last weekend’s 111-point loss to Clarence.

Players to Watch:

Nietta Lynch (Glenorchy): In the 2017 TSLW season, Lynch played 14 games, scored 14 goals and was named in the best players ten times. Lynch has played three games so far this year, scoring at least one goal each game and finishing third in the best players for round three. A key part of this Magpies’ outfit.

Emma Humphries (Burnie): Humphries was drafted by the Melbourne Football Club with their eighth selection making her 57th overall in the 2016 AFL Women’s draft. Humphries played every match of her debut season last year and re-signed with Melbourne for 2018. Humphries played 13 matches last year for Burnie, scoring two goals and finishing in the best players six times.

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Glenorchy

B: M. Wright, R. Siely,
HB: J. Williams, H. Smith, T. Corrie
C: G.  Terry, S.  Skinner, S.  Davis
HF: M. Sutcliffe, N. Lynch,
F: G. Allan, S. Eaton, T. Strong
R: H. Ryan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick
Int: K. Stanford, M. Jacobs , N. Daniels
Emg: J. Tate Turvey

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Burnie

B: F. Bryan, M. Radford,
HB: S. Rodman, L. Haines, K. Johnson
C: S.  Langmaid, L.  Stevenson, N.  Whitehead
HF: K. Keogh, J. Mercer, C. Keogh
F: S. Wilson, B. Smith,
R: E. Doig, C. Haines, C. Chandler
Int: E. Humphries, T. Creely

In: E. Doig, S. Wilson, E. Humphries
Out: E. Duncombe, A. Radford, S. Ferguson-Stevens

Wrest Point TSLW Round 4 Wrap

Round four of the Wrest Point TSLW season saw two large winning margins, with Clarence bouncing back to form in emphatic fashion and the Tigers falling well short of the reigning premier, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 13th May

Burnie v. Clarence (Wivenhoe) – 12:00pm

Clarence 17.10 (112) kept Burnie 0.1 (1) goalless in the match at Wivenhoe with an eerily similar score to the last time the sides met in round 12 2017, where the Roos skipped away to a 107-point win. 

After going down to Glenorchy last weekend, Clarence came out firing in the first quarter against the Dockers, scoring five goals, that was then followed by three in the second quarter.

Burnie was only able to score one behind at Wivenhoe with this coming in the third term, all the while Clarence kicked another five goals in the same stanza and a further four in the final term to run out 111-point winners.

Jacinta Limbrick and Nat Pearce kicked four goals each for Clarence, whilst Darcy Elliston scored two. Jessica Minifie, Nat Heggie, Tiff Nichols, Chloe Wells, Sophie Pennicott, Chantelle MacPherson and Jenna Farrow all scored one each in an even team performance from the ‘Roos.

In round five Burnie will take on Glenorchy, who will be coming off the bye, at KGV; while Clarence will travel to Oatlands to take on Launceston in what promises to be a fascinating contest.

 

Burnie Football Club           0.0       0.0       0.1       0.1 (1)

Clarence Football Club        5.4       8.5      13.9     17.10 (112)

 

GOALS

Clarence Football Club: J. Limbrick 4, N. Pearce 4, D. Elliston 2, J. Minifie, N. Heggie, T. Nichols, C. Wells, S. Pennicott, C. MacPherson, J. Farrow

BEST

Burnie Football Club: J. Mercer, C. Haines, C. Chandler, L. Haines, S. Langmaid, L. Stevenson

Clarence Football Club: J. Limbrick, N. Bresnehan, S. Pennicott, K. Johnson, N. Pearce, C. MacPherson

 

Sunday 13th May

Launceston v. Tigers (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm

Despite the Tigers determination to win again this week, after winning their first game as a club in round three, they went down to an in-form Launceston 1.4 (10) to 14.9 (93) at Windsor Park.

The Tigers gave Launceston a scare in the first quarter when Sarah Grimsey scored the first goal of the game, which was then followed by several scoring opportunities for the Tigers. However, Launceston gained the upper hand late in the term, with goals from Ange Dickson and Abbey Green creating a four-point lead going in to the second quarter.

Less than a minute into the second quarter Danika Corcoran kicked a goal for Launceston which was then followed by goals from Courtney Stanley, Emma Manix-geeves, Ange Dickson, Abbey Green, and two from Mia King as the Blues asserted control.

The second quarter also brought on a controversial decision that occurred when the siren did not sound for half time leading the quarter to go 43 seconds longer than it should have. During this time Launceston was awarded a 50-metre penalty in which they kicked a behind. This decision was later overturned and the behind did not count towards Launceston’s score.

After dominating the second term, Launceston had a 54-point lead going in to the third quarter. Both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities this quarter but struggled to get on the board, with Launceston’s Chanette “Chevy” Thuringer kicking the only goal of the term.

Launceston kept the Tigers scoreless in the fourth term, while Manix-geeves scored another goal for the Blues that was then followed up with goals from Brooke Thurlow and another from King to see the Blues record an impressive 83-point victory and push further ahead atop the Wrest Point TSLW Ladder.

Launceston will face Clarence at Oatlands in round five, whilst the Tigers incur the bye.

 

Launceston Football Club   2.0       10.3       11.7      14.9 (93)

Tigers Football Club            1.2       1.3       1.4       1.4 (10)

 

GOALS

Launceston Football Club: M. King 3, E. Manix-geeves 2, A. Green 2, A. Dickson 2, B. Thurlow, C. Stanley, C. Thuringer, D. Taylor, D. Corcoran

Tigers Football Club: S. Grimsey

BEST

Launceston Football Club: A. Dickson, M. King, E. Manix-geeves, B. White, C. Taylor, A. Green

Tigers Football Club: M. Neal, C. Brooke, B. Phillips, M. Absolom, G. Millar, M. Smith

 

Wrest Point TSLW Round 4 Preview

Round four of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season continues with two games in the north of the state and Glenorchy resting with the bye after defeating Clarence last weekend, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.

 

Sunday 13th May

Burnie v. Clarence (Wivenhoe) – 12:00pm

Last Time They Met: Clarence 16.14 (110) def. Burnie 0.3 (3) – Round 12, 2017 at Blundstone Arena

Burnie will host Clarence at Wivenhoe in round four, with the two sides set to meet for the first time since round 12 2017, where Clarence Burnie goalless.

IC: Solstice Digital & Photography

Clarence had nine goal scorers last time they played the Dockers, with recently announced North Melbourne AFLW signing Maddy Smith kicking four, Jacinta Limbrick three, Nat Pearce two, Shannon Harris two, and singles from Jessica Minifie, Mel Wise, Grace Mitchell, Charlotte Kenny and Nellie Taylor.

Jacqui Mercer and Tiffany Creely have come in this week for Burnie whilst Sophie Sanderson, Emily Doig and Sarah Wilson are out this round after the Dockers went down to the Tigers in round three.

Clarence, who will be eager to bounce back after going down to Glenorchy last week, will be without Loveth Ochayi, Grace Mitchell and Hannah Scott, while Maddy Smith is still absent with tendonitis in her knee.

Tiarna Ford will return from a shoulder injury, however, with Chantelle McPherson and Bella Goward.

Players to Watch:

Jacinta Limbrick (Clarence): Limbrick returned from the bye to play Glenorchy last week, after she had spent her week off playing for the Melbourne University Women’s Football Club in a practice match against Casey Demons in Victoria. Limbrick scored two goals against Glenorchy to move to four for the season. A dangerous target for opposition teams.

Chloe Haines (Burnie): Haines played her first game for the year last week against the Tigers. Having scored the only goal for her team this year during that match, Haines will no doubt try to continue her good form against the ‘Roos.

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Burnie

B: F. Bryan, M. Radford,

HB: C. Keogh, L. Haines, S. Rodman

C: S.  Ferguson-Stevens, E.  Duncombe, B.  Smith

HF: K. Johnson, C. Haines, K. Keogh

F: A. Radford, J. Mercer

R: S. Langmaid, L. Stevenson, C. Chandler

Int: T. Creely, N. Whitehead

In: J. Mercer, T. Creely
Out: S. Sanderson,  E. Doig,  S. Wilson

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Clarence

B: S. Hinks, T. Nichols,

HB: R. Archer, R. Long, J. Farrow

C: J.  Limbrick, B.  Scott, J.  Minifie

HF: N. Bresnehan, K. Johnson, N. Heggie

F: D. Elliston, N. Pearce

R: C. Wells, G. Pennicott, S. Pennicott

Int: T. Ford, O. Hudson, C. McPherson, B. Goward

In: T. Ford, C. McPherson, B. Goward
Out: L. Ochayi, G. Mitchell, H. Scott

 

 

Launceston v. Tigers (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm

Last Time They Met: Launceston 9.7 (61) def. Tigers 1.2 (8) – Round 14, 2017 at Windsor Park

Reigning premier Launceston returns from the bye to take on the Tigers, who scored their first win as a club last week, at Windsor Park in round four.

IC: Solstice Digital & Photography

In round 14 2017, Launceston defeated the Tigers with a 53-point win over the Tigers.

Launceston had eight different goal scorers on that day, with Emma Manix-geeves scoring two and Abbey Green, Georgia Hill, Courtney Webb, Ange Dickson, Daria Bannister, Naomi Celebre, and Danika Corcoran all with one each. Mikayla Absolom was the only goal scorer for the Tigers.

Launceston is still without Naomi Celebre after she suffered an ACL injury in round one. Ebony Barrenger, Amy Halaby, Georgia Hill and Nikki Ristrom are also out this week, with Meg Sinclair, Brooke Thurlow, Abbey Green and Jemma Retallick all back in this week.

The Tigers have brought in Maggie Prince and Milly Smith with P Odwogo, Monique Lawler and T Roxann all going out of the team in a match that will help show us where the Tigers sit in 2018.

Players to Watch:

Erin Lucas (Tigers): Lucas was a major player in helping the Tigers score their first win as a club in round three. Lucas scored three goals and ranked fifth in the Tigers best players despite it being her only game for the season so far.

Ange Dickson (Launceston): Dickson is currently Launceston’s leading goal kicker with four goals for the season with two goals in each game she has played, while also being named second and third in the Blues’ best players across rounds one and two.

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Launceston

B: A. Carey, E. Page, H. Whyte

HB: M. Sinclair, C. Thuringer, B. Thurlow

C: , A.  Dickson

HF: M. Clark, , M. Radford, K. McLaughlin

F: D. Corcoran, C. Taylor, E. Manix-geeves

R: A. Green, M. King, B. White

Int: Z. Claridge, J. Retallick, C. Stanley , D. Taylor

 

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Tigers

B: J. Murphy, M. Absolom, R. Roberts

HB: O. McKee, L. Reid

C: K.  Baker, C.  Brooke

HF: S. Grimsey, G. Millar, B. Phillips

F: L. Ellis, E. Lucas, O. McGow

R: M. Smith, H. Squires, M. Neal

Int: I. Balon- Rotheram, N. Durham, M. Prince

In: M. Prince, M. Smith
Out: P. Odwogo , M. Lawler, T. Roxann