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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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