Round 13 of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season sees the current top two teams, Clarence and Glenorchy, take each other on at Geilston Bay, and The Tigers and Burnie battle each other for a win that could decide who plays finals, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.
Sunday 22nd July
Clarence v. Glenorchy (Geilston Bay) – 12:00pm
Form Guide (most recent first): Clarence – B W W W L | Glenorchy – W W W B W
Last Time They Met: Glenorchy 4.2 (26) def. Clarence 2.5 (17) – Round 8, 2018 at KGV
Clarence returns from the bye to take on Glenorchy at Geilston Bay in round 13. Glenorchy is currently sitting on top of the ladder with Clarence hot on their heels in second.
The Roos and Pies have gone head to head twice in the 2018 season. Glenorchy defeated Clarence in round three by 20 points at Blundstone Arena. Then they played again in round eight at KGV where Clarence went down by nine points.
Maddy Smith was the Roos only goal scorer kicking two. Clarence’s best players on the day were Rachel Archer, Hannah Scott, Bronte Scott, Katherine Johnson, Jenna Farrow and Tahlia Bortignon.
Zabreena Manjerovic, Nietta Lynch, Sandy Eaton and Gemma Terry all kicked one goal each for Glenorchy. The Pies best players were Zabreena Manjerovic, Tahlia Strong, Nietta Lynch, Rachael Siely, Gemma Terry and Brieanna Barwick.
Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, states that “we look forward to playing Clarence this week which is always the greatest test for our team. We continue to manage our players leading into finals whilst aiming to remain competitive against the top teams in the league.”
This week Sandy Eaton will also be playing her 100th game of senior football for Glenorchy.
Players to Watch:
Darcy Elliston (Clarence): In her first year of TSLW football, Elliston has played nine matches, kicked ten goals and been named in the best players three times. In round three Elliston finished the match as the Roos best on ground against Glenorchy. Coach Andy Smith also said, “Elliston made the most of opportunities up forward and finished with 4 goals” in round eleven. Elliston has made quite an impact already and should continue to do so in future weeks.
Holly Ryan (Glenorchy): Ryan played fourteen matches in 2017, kicked three goals and was named in the best players three times. This year Ryan has played eight matches and been named in the best players twice. Ryan finished as best on ground for the Pies in round ten against Burnie. Coach Craig Grace commended her efforts stating “Ryan, playing in the ruck, dominated play around the ground.” Ryan also played in Series One of the AFLW Under 18 State Championships this year.
CLARENCE v GLENORCHY
Round 13 – 22/07/18
12:00PM – Geilston Bay
B: S. Hinks, R. Long,
HB: G. Mitchell, K. Johnson, H. Scott
C: J. Minifie, G. Pennicott, L. Ochayi
HF: J. Limbrick, D. Elliston, S. Pennicott
F: T. Ford, M. Smith,
R: C. Wells, B. Scott, J. Farrow
Int: N. Bresnehan, B. Goward
B: J. Williams, R. Siely,
HB: T. Corrie, H. Smith, T. Strong
C: Z. Manjerovic, S. Skinner, G. Terry
HF: N. Daniels, N. Lynch, M. Sutcliffe
F: J. Tate Turvey, M. Jacobs ,
R: G. Sullivan, B. Barwick, E. Barwick
Int: G. Allan, S. Davis, S. Eaton, H. Ryan
Sunday 22nd July
Tigers v. Burnie (Twin Ovals) – 12:00pm
Form Guide (most recent first): Tigers – L L B L L | Burnie – L B L L W
Last Time They Met: Burnie 8.4 (52) def. Tigers 4.3 (27) – Round 8, 2018 at Wivenhoe Showgrounds
The Tigers take on Burnie at the Twin Ovals in round 13 in a high stakes battle that could see one team make the finals and the other miss out.
The Tigers and Burnie have played each other twice in 2018. The Tigers won in round three by 26 points at the Twin Ovals. Burnie won by 25 points last time they played each other in round eight at Wivenhoe Showgrounds.
Hannah Martin and Emma Humphries kicked three for Burnie, and Lauren Stevenson and Kaytlyn Johnson kicked one each. The Dockers best players on the day were Emma Humphries, Emily Doig, Kaytlyn Johnson, Hannah Martin, Sophie Sanderson and Courtney Chandler.
Burnie coach, Richard Mulcahy, states that in round 12 “we had a few bumps and bruises but no major injuries. This week our focus is to play good hard team footy and win the game.”
Marla Neal, Gillian Millar, Jodie Mather and Melinda Green kicked one each for the Tigers. Their best players for round eight were Liarna Reid, Marla Neal, Lilly Ellis, Kristy Baker, Gillian Millar and Jess Murphy.
Tigers coach, Brad Willis, says “the clash this week against Burnie is a must-win for both teams with a finals berth hinging on the result. We have a win apiece with the outcome largely dependent on which key players will be available.”
“The big four of Emma Humphries, the Haines sisters and Lauren Stevenson swayed the result last time, so extra time will be put into them as well as ensuring we have enough scoring options to create scoreboard pressure. Our lack of numbers last time hurt us as we had to plug holes defensively.”
Tigers captain Kristy Baker will also be playing her 100th game of senior football in round thirteen.
Players to Watch:
Olivia McKee (Tigers): McKee played ten matches in 2017, kicked two goals and was named in the best players once. This year McKee has played ten games, kicked one goal and been named in the best players four times. In round nine coach Brad Willis stated, “forward turned defender Olivia McKee played her best game for the year featuring many telling spoils and tackles.” In round twelve “McKee was a real leader in a young backline.”
Shaeli Rodman (Burnie): Rodman played 12 matches last year and was named in the best players three times. In 2018 Rodman has played nine matches and been named in the best players four times. In round twelve Rodman was named as the Dockers fourth best player on the day. Coach Richard Mulcahy stated that “Rodman was a standout on the day.” Rodman also finished as Burnie’s fourth best player against the Tigers in round three.
TIGERS FC v. BURNIE
Round 13 – 22/07/2018
12:00PM – Twin Ovals
B: J. Murphy, M. Absolom,
HB: K. Baker, L. Reid, L. Ellis
C: O. McGow, C. Brooke, M. Neal
HF: G. Millar, J. Mather, B. Phillips
F: N. Durham, O. McKee,
R: M. Smith, S. Grimsey, T. Roxann
Int: P. Odwogo , H. Squires, M. Wilkinson, M. Prince
B: C. Keogh, L. Stevenson,
HB: K. Keogh, L. Haines, S. Rodman
C: S. Ferguson-Stevens, E. Duncombe,
HF: K. Johnson, C. Haines, B. Smith
F: N. Whitehead, M. Radford, S. Wilson
R: E. Doig, S. Langmaid, C. Chandler