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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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