Round 12 of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season will see Glenorchy take on the Tigers at KGV, and Burnie return from the bye to host Launceston at Wivenhoe Showgrounds, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.
Sunday 15th July
Glenorchy v. Tigers (KGV) – 1:00pm
Form Guide (most recent first): Glenorchy – W W B W W | Tigers – L B L L L
Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 10.15 (75) def. Tigers 3.0 (18) – Round 6, 2018 at Twin Ovals
Ladder leader Glenorchy take on the fifth-placed Tigers at the Twin Ovals in round 11 and will be looking to take it up to last season’s grand finalists after being defeated by 57 points when the side’s last met in round six.
Kristy Baker, Olivia McKee and Marla Neal kicked one goal each for the Tigers on that day, with Milly Smith, Rea Roberts, Lilly Ellis, Cara Brooke, Neal and McKee the best performers.
The Tigers have quite a few changes this week with Liarna Reid, Gillian Millar, Priscilla Odwogo and Ellie Doyle coming in for Olivia McGow, Elizabeth Johnstone, Jess Murphy and Natasha Cormie. Hannah Squires is named as the emergency, while Milly Smith will miss round 11 after suffering a concussion in the second quarter last week.
Tigers coach Brad Willis is fully aware of the task Glenorchy presents to his young side.
“Glenorchy are the most physical team in the competition and unless you are prepared to put your body on the line you won’t be in the hunt.
“We pride ourselves on our contested game, so we always look forward to the Glenorchy games.
We will be drawing on several of our youth girls this week, so playing against the ladder leaders will be a big learning curve,” Willis said.
Last time Nietta Lynch kicked five goals for the Pies, and Sandy Eaton, Natalie Daniels, Morgan Wright, Gemma Terry and Meg Jacobs kicked one each.
Glenorchy’s best players were Gennaveve Sullivan, Sarah Skinner, Sandy Eaton, Nietta Lynch, Mackie Sutcliffe and Gemma Terry.
Katie Stanford is out for the Pies this week and Holly Ryan comes in for round 11.
Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, says “this week we continue to look to improve and hone our game as we lead into the finals. Although a cliché we just look to play well each week and play well enough to get a win.”
This week Gemma Allen will also be playing her 100th game of senior football for Glenorchy in what his sure to provide even greater motivation.
Players to Watch:
Rachel Siely (Glenorchy): The Pies vice-captain has played nine matches so far this year and been named in the best players three times. In 2017 Siely played 15 games and was also named in the best players three times. Last week coach Craig Grace commended Siely’s efforts as she “shut down the Blues forward line.”
Lilly Ellis (Tigers): This young defender played four matches last year and did not feature in the best players. In 2018 Ellis has played eight games and been named in the best players three times. Ellis has been described by coach Brad Willis as an “emerging teenager” and will likely play a key role once again after keeping classy Magpie Mackie Sutcliffe goalless last time.
GLENORCHY v TIGERS FC
Round 12 – 15/07/18
1:00PM – KGV Oval
B: J. Williams, R. Siely,
HB: T. Corrie, H. Smith, T. Strong
C: Z. Manjerovic, S. Skinner, G. Terry
HF: M. Sutcliffe, N. Lynch, N. Daniels
F: J. Tate Turvey, M. Jacobs ,
R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick
Int: G. Allan, S. Davis, S. Eaton, H. Ryan
In: H. Ryan
Out: K. Stanford
B: E. Doyle, C. Van muijlwijk ,
HB: N. Durham, L. Reid, L. Ellis
C: S. Grimsey, C. Brooke, T. Roxann
HF: M. Absolom, G. Millar, B. Phillips
F: L. Hayes, K. Baker,
R: M. Wilkinson, M. Neal, O. McKee
Int: P. Odwogo
Emg: H. Squires
In: H. Squires, L. Reid, G. Millar, P. Odwogo, E. Doyle
Out: O. McGow, E. Johnstone, J. Murphy, M. Smith, N. Cormie
Sunday 15th July
Burnie v. Launceston (Wivenhoe Showgrounds) – 12:00pm
Form Guide (most recent first): Burnie – B L L W B | Launceston – L L W B L
Last Time They Met: Launceston 10.12 (72) def. Burnie 0.0 (0) – Round 6, 2018 at Windsor Park
Burnie returns from the bye to host Launceston at Wivenhoe Showgrounds in round 11.
Last time they played each other the Dockers were defeated by 72 points after still suffering from a heavy injury list. Now the tables have turned, however, with Launceston forced to deal with an extensive injury list.
Launceston coach, Alex Gibbons, states that “this week when we play Burnie we will just be looking to get the four points and get to the bye with a win. We will be nursing players through the next period of the season to try and get a healthier list together.
“This will create opportunities for others which is also growth. This game against Burnie will be more challenging for us than it looks on paper and we will need to play well to beat them,” Gibbons said.
The Blues have made a raft of changes with Nicole Ristrom (ankle), Zoe Claridge (foot bruising), Chevy Thuringer (dislocated fingers), Emma Mannix-Geeves (hip flexor) and Dearne Taylor (achilles) missing.
Taylor will be a big loss after playing a starring role last time against the Tigers, kicking three goals, while Georgia Hill (three), Nicole Ristrom (two), Ange Dickson (one) and Meg Radford (one) also hit the scoreboard. Dearne Taylor, Georgia Hill, Chevy Thuringer, Meg Sinclair, Zoe Claridge and Nicole Ristrom were the best players for the Blues.
Burnie’s best players on the day were Chloe Haines, Lauren Stevenson, Samantha Langmaid, Chelsea Cochrane, Sophie Sanderson and Courtney Chandler.
The Dockers will be looking to cement a place in the top four, while the Blues will be eager to keep in touch with ladder leaders Glenorchy.
Players to Watch:
Hannah Martin (Burnie): Martin has played two matches in 2018 in her first year playing TSLW football. Martin has finished in the best players twice and scored five goals. In round ten, before Burnie had the bye, coach Richard Mulcahy applauded her efforts saying “Martin (2 goals) from Ulverstone…[was] great from the team.”
Courtney Webb (Launceston): Webb played her 50th game for the club last week. In 2018 Webb has played just four matches, kicked four goals and was named as Launceston’s best player for round eleven. Coach Alex Gibbons said last week “Webb had a high influence on the game which was a welcomed return as she continues to build on her late start to the season.” Keep your eyes peeled for the Carlton AFLW player.
BURNIE v. LAUNCESTON
Round 12 – 15/07/2018
12:00PM – Wivenhoe
B: F. Bryan, M. Radford, C. Keogh
HB: S. Rodman, S. Logan,
C: S. Langmaid, T. Byard, B. Smith
HF: K. Johnson, , K. Keogh
F: S. Ferguson-Stevens, K. Bramich, N. Whitehead
R: E. Doig, H. Martin, C. Chandler
Int: S. Wilson, I. Henwood
B: A. Carey, M. Smith, H. Whyte
HB: M. Sinclair, , C. Webb
C: J. Clifford, K. McLaughlin, C. Stanley
HF: M. Radford, A. Green, M. Richardson green
F: E. Page, G. Hill,
R: B. Thurlow, A. Halaby, A. Dickson
Int: B. White, T. Whitney, C. How, C. Webster
In: M. Richardson green, M. Smith, T. Whitney, C. How, C. Webster
Out: N. Ristrom, Z. Claridge, C. Thuringer, E. Manix-geeves, D. Taylor