After months of anticipation, the second season of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s competition is almost upon us, with round one set to get off to a thrilling start with the Grand Final rematch between Launceston and Glenorchy, and a big clash between Tigers FC and Clarence, writes TSL W reporter Olivia Clayton.
Sunday 22nd April
Launceston v. Glenorchy (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm
Last Time They Met: Launceston 8.6 (54) def. Glenorchy 5.3 (33) – Grand Final, 2017 at UTAS Stadium
Last time they met was in the famous Grand Final encounter in which the Blues overran the Magpies to run out 21-point winners.
Launceston saw goals kicked by Naomi Celebre (2), Georgia Hill (2), Abbey Green (1), Emma Manix-Geeves (1), Molly Clark (1) and Courtney Webb (1).
Sandy Eaton starred for the Magpies in the Grand Final, kicking four goals, while Nietta Lynch also kicked one.
Courtney Webb was recognised for her efforts being named best on ground in the Grand Final.
Grand Final rematches are always hard-fought affairs, and the million dollar question we will wait to see the answer of, is whether Launceston will be able to come out on top again?
B: A. Carey, C. Thuringer, H. Whyte
HB: M. Clark, N. Ristrom, B. White
C: , E. Barrenger
HF: Z. Claridge, G. Hill, D. Corcoran
F: E. Manix-geeves, M. Radford, D. Taylor
R: A. Green, M. Cuthbertson, A. Dickson
Int: N. Celebre, A. Halaby, K. McLaughlin, C. Taylor
B: S. Davis, R. Siely, J. Williams
HB: T. Corrie, H. Smith, N. Daniels
C: S. Skinner
HF: G. Allan, N. Lynch, T. Strong
F: E. Barwick, S. Eaton, J. Tate Turvey
R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick, M. Sutcliffe
Int: E. Fornells Vernet, M. Jacobs , H. Ryan, M. Wright
Tigers v. Clarence (Twin Ovals) – 12:00pm
Last Time They Met: Clarence 12.6 (78) def. Tigers 0.2 (2) – Round 13, 2017 at Twin Ovals
Finishing in third place as minor premiers in 2017, Clarence is set to take on the Tigers, who finished fifth at the Twin Ovals to start the new season.
Last time they met in round 13, 2017 Clarence kicked an astonishing 12 goals with Maddy Smith kicking 6, Shannon Harris 2 and Sophie Pennicott, Jacinta Limbrick, Grace Mitchell and Zoie Crawford all kicking one each.
Unfortunately, the Tigers were unable to score any goals against Clarence, only managing two behinds.
Clarence will have a point to prove after not making the Grand Final despite such a strong season, and this game will see a strong Clarence take on a determined Tigers outfit who are set to show how much they’ve improved across the off-season.
B: B. Phillips, R. Roberts
HB: K. Baker, J. Murphy , G. Burgess
C: O. McGow, C. Brooke, L. Reid
HF: M. Lawler, G. Millar , R. Tyler
F: O. McKee, M. Absolom,
R: M. Smith, M. Neal, N. Iduteyiteka
Int: I. Balon- Rotheram, N. Durham, S. Grimsey, E. Johnstone
Emg: H. Triffett
B: D. Elliston, R. Long
HB: R. Archer, K. Johnson, H. Scott
C: T. Ford, N. Bresnehan, B. Scott
HF: J. Limbrick, L. Ochayi, M. Smith
F: S. Pennicott, G. Mitchell
R: C. Wells, J. Farrow, G. Pennicott
Int: N. Heggie, J. Minifie, N. Pearce
Emg: T. Nichols