Wrest Point TSLW Round 10 Preview

Round ten of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season sees both games played in the North of the state with Launceston taking on Clarence and Burnie hosting Glenorchy, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.


Sunday 1st July

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

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

Last Time They Met: Clarence 7.6 (48) def. Launceston 4.5 (29) – Round 5, 2018 at Oatlands

Launceston hosts Clarence in round ten at Windsor Park in a replay of last season’s grand final. After recording the win in the decider last season, Launceston went down by 19-points to Clarence when the sides last met in round five.

Natalie Pearce kicked three goals for the Roos on that occasion, with Jessica Minifie, Nicole Bresnehan, Tarn Ford and Jacinta Limbrick all kicking one each. 

Clarence’s best players on the day were Nicole Bresnehan, Bronte Scott, Rachel Archer, Chloe Wells, Natalie Pearce and Loveth Ochayi, with Pearce and Bresnehan, along with Zoie Crawford missing this weekend’s match. Rachel Archer and Claire McManus will come into the line-up.

After a big win over the Dockers last weekend Clarence coach Andy Smith insists his side has plenty to work on.

“The focus for our team this week will be to continue fine-tuning our game plan,” Smith said.

Dearne Taylor, Courtney Stanley, Amy Halaby and Danika Corcoran all kicked one goal each for Launceston last time they played the ‘Roos, with Ashlee Carey, Hayley Whyte, Chevy Thuringer and Molly Clark also standing out.

Brooke Thurlow, Kate McLaughlin and Courtney Webb come in for Launceston this week, with Elyse Page and Melissa Smith missing.

Launceston coach, Alex Gibbons, says the team’s focus for this week is “all around execution against a top end team. Execute game style, skills and team environment.”

Both the ‘Roos and Blues are jostling for a spot in the top two, so expect this match to be a cracker.

Players to Watch:

Amy Halaby (Launceston): In the 2017 season Halaby played four matches and scored one goal, while also playing in two matches for Tasmania at the AFLW U18 State Championships earlier this month. In her 2018 season Halaby has played five matches, scored two goals and been named in the best players twice, including in round nine. Launceston coach, Alex Gibbons, says Halaby “always gives full effort, but on the weekend, she turned that effort into defining moments of the match and had a high impact including hitting the scoreboard.”

Chloe Wells (Clarence): Last year Wells played five games and was named in the best players once.  Like Halaby, Wells also played two matches in the AFLW U18 State Championships, while also playing six matches this TSLW season kicking two goals and being named in the best players three times. Wells impressed Smith last weekend, being named second best. “Wells, our number one ruck man, spent the second half at centre half back and did a fantastic job,” Smith said.


B: H. Whyte, A. Carey,

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

C: C.  Stanley , D.  Taylor, C.  Webb

HF: E. Manix-geeves, C. Taylor, M. Radford

F: D. Corcoran, G. Hill,

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

Int: Z. Claridge, A. Halaby, K. McLaughlin, B. Thurlow

In: B. Thurlow, K. McLaughlin, C. Webb

Out: E. Page,  M. Smith



B: G. Mitchell, R. Long,

HB: R. Archer, K. Johnson, H. Scott

C: T.  Bortignon, N.  Heggie, J.  Minifie

HF: J. Limbrick, D. Elliston, M. Smith

F: T. Ford, S. Pennicott,

R: C. Wells, G. Pennicott, B. Scott

Int: J. Farrow, S. Hinks, C. McManus

In: R. Archer, C. McManus

Out: N. Pearce, N. Bresnehan, Z. Crawford

Sunday 1st July

Burnie v. Glenorchy (Wivenhoe Showgrounds) – 12:00pm

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

Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 14.12 (96) def. Burnie 0.0 (0) – Round 5, 2018 at KGV

Glenorchy returns from the bye to take on Burnie in round ten at Wivenhoe. Last time these two teams played each other in round five, Burnie were unable to sore and were defeated by 96 points.

Natalie Daniels and Mackie Sutcliffe kicked three for the Pies with Hannah Smith and Nietta Lynch scoring two. Sarah Skinner, Elise Barwick, Katie Stanford and Jade Williams also kicking one each on that occasion. 

Glenorchy’s best players were Elise Barwick, Mackie Sutcliffe, Sarah Davis, Gemma Terry, Natalie Daniels and Brieanna Barwick.

Lauren Stevenson, Chloe Haines, Libby Haines, Samantha Langmaid, Courtney Chandler and Jacqui Mercer were Burnie’s best players on the day.

Burnie have made quite a few changes this week with Eliza Cropp, Morgan Wright, Olivia Carr and Emma Humphries out and Teagan Byard, Danielle Radford, Bronwyn Smith, Emily Doig, Hannah Martin and Finlay Bryan coming in this week.

Burnie coach, Richard Mulcahy, says this week the team “hope to attack more while maintaining our great defensive efforts.”

The Magpies currently sit atop the ladder and will be looking to push two games clear on top, while the Dockers will be eager to hold onto their place in the top four.

Players to Watch:

Courtney Chandler (Burnie): Last year Chandler played ten games and was named in the best players once. In the 2018 season Chandler has played seven matches and been named in the best players four times. Chandler has already improved on her 2017 season, making her future games exciting to watch.

Sarah Skinner (Glenorchy): Skinner moved to Glenorchy this year after playing her 2017 season with Burnie. Last year Skinner played thirteen matches, kicked four goals and was named in the best players nine times. In 2018 Skinner has played six games, kicked four goals, and been named in the best players four times. Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, said Skinner “continues to impress”.



B: F. Bryan, M. Radford,

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

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

HF: T. Byard, C. Haines, K. Johnson

F: K. Keogh, N. Whitehead,

R: E. Doig, H. Martin, C. Chandler

Int: S. Ferguson-Stevens, D. Radford, B. Smith, S. Cotton

In: T. Byard, D. Radford, B. Smith, E. Doig, H. Martin, F. Bryan

Out: E. Cropp,  M. Wright,  O. Carr,  E. Humphries


 B: K. Stanford, R. Siely,

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

C: S.  Davis, S.  Skinner, G.  Terry

HF: G. Allan, N. Lynch, M. Sutcliffe

F: J. Tate Turvey, M. Jacobs ,

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

Int: N. Daniels, S. Eaton, Z. Manjerovic