Wrest Point TSLW Round 14 Preview

Round 14 of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season will see Burnie host Clarence and Launceston return from the bye to take on The Tigers at Morven Park, writes TSLW Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.


Sunday 29th July

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

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

Last Time They Met: Clarence 17.10 (112) def. Burnie 2.2 (14) – Round 9, 2018 at Geilston Bay

Burnie hosts Clarence at Wivenhoe Showgrounds in round 14, with the sides meeting for the third time this season. In round four Clarence won by 111 points at Wivenhoe Showgrounds and in round nine they won by 98 points at Geilston Bay.

Libby Haines and Kaytlyn Johnson kicked one goal each for Burnie last time the teams clashed, with Libby Haines, Chloe Haines, Emma Humphries, Samantha Langmaid, Emily Duncombe and Shaeli Rodman standouts in the loss.

Natalie Whitehead comes in for the Dockers this week, while Sophie Sanderson, Jakki Ellings, Shannon. McLennan and Sarah Wilson (knee problem) are out for round 14.

Burnie coach, Richard Mulcahy, insists the side’s focus this week has been on the training track.

“Our focus is to try and get a decent training session in as it has been very wet. Also getting the numbers for a hard challenge this week against Clarence.”

Jacinta Limbrick and Maddy Smith kicked four for Clarence in the round nine win, with Jessica Minifie, Natalie Heggie, Darcy Elliston, Georgia Pennicott, Chloe Wells, Tarn Ford, Sophie Pennicott, Saasha Hinks and Hannah Scott all kicking one each in an even team performance.

The Roos best players were Grace Mitchell, Chloe Wells, Maddy Smith, Jacinta Limbrick, Georgia Pennicott and Tarn Ford.

Chloe Wells, Keeghan Smith and Loveth Ochayi are out for round 14, while Natalie Heggie, Rachel Archer, Bella Goward and Tahlia Bortignon come in.

Clarence coach, Andy Smith, says the focus of this week is to “get the girls to focus on getting our brand of footy back up and running.”


Players to Watch:

Emily Duncombe (Burnie): In her first year playing TSLW football, Duncombe has played eight matches and been named in the best players five times. In round 13, against the Tigers, Duncombe was named as Burnie’s best player. Coach Richard Mulcahy commended Duncombe’s efforts saying she was a “standout for us on the day.” With such a strong start to her career, Duncombe looks to be a promising player for the remainder of the season.

Georgia Pennicott (Clarence): Pennicott played 14 matches in 2017 and was named in the best players seven times. Pennicott has played ten matches this year, kicked two goals and been named in the best players five times. In round eleven Pennicott played her 50th game for Clarence and was the Roos best player on the day. Coach Any Smith, stated that Pennicott “was really strong for us in the midfield.” Pennicott has been named in the best players three out of the last four games that she has played and is definitely a chance to do so again this week.


Round 14 – 29/07/18

12:00PM – Wivenhoe


B: F. Bryan, , S. Rodman

HB: E. Cropp, L. Haines, L. Stevenson

C: S.  Ferguson-Stevens, E.  Duncombe,

HF: K. Johnson, C. Haines, B. Smith

F: N. Whitehead, M. Radford,

R: E. Doig, S. Langmaid, C. Chandler

In: N. Whitehead

Out: S. Sanderson,  J. Ellings,  S. McLennan,  S. Wilson



B: S. Hinks, R. Long,

HB: G. Pennicott, J. Minifie, H. Scott

C: J.  Farrow, B.  Scott, G.  Mitchell

HF: N. Bresnehan, D. Elliston, J. Limbrick

F: M. Smith, T. Ford,

R: K. Johnson, N. Heggie, S. Pennicott

Int: R. Archer, T. Bortignon, B. Goward

In: N. Heggie, R. Archer, B. Goward, T. Bortignon

Out: C. Wells, K. Smith, L. Ochayi


Sunday 29th July

Launceston v. Tigers (Morven Park, Evandale) – 1:00pm

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

Last Time They Met: Launceston 13.14 (92) def. Tigers 0.0 (0) – Round 9, 2018 at Twin Ovals

Launceston returns from the bye to take on The Tigers at Morven Park, Evandale in round 14.

Launceston has played the Tigers twice this year, with the Blues winning in round four by 83 points at Windsor Park and then again in round nine by 92 points at the Twin Ovals.

IC: Solstice Digital

Georgia Hill and Abbey Green kicked three for Launceston in the round nine match. Emma Manix-geeves kicked two, and Meg Radford, Amy Halaby, Chevy Thuringer, Ange Dickson and Mia King one each.

The Blues best players on the day were Amy Halaby, Abbey Green, Emma Manix-geeves, Mia King, Meg Sinclair and Courtney Stanley.

The Tigers were unable to score, but their best players were Cara Brooke, Marla Neal, Olivia McKee, Jess Murphy, Gillian Millar and Madelyn Hogarth.

Elizabeth Kirkwood comes in for the Tigers this week, and Georgia Burgess and Megan Wilkinson (calf strain) are out for round 14.

Tigers coach, Brad Willis, says “Launceston will provide a formidable challenge this week as I sense they are on the build and assembling one of the most dangerous forward lines in the league with the likes of Webb, Hill, Green and Dickson.”

“However, we travel well and at least Launceston’s open style of play does present opportunities the other way,” Willis said.

“The last time we played we were too stagnant and simply kicking down the line played into the hands of their well drilled backline. We will need to take the game on and ensure we stick our tackles to give a good account of ourselves.”

Players to Watch:

Chevy Thuringer (Launceston): Thuringer played 12 matches in 2017, kicked one goal and was named in the best players six times. This year Thuringer has played nine matches, kicked two goals and been named in the best players four times. Thuringer has notched up 59 games with Launceston and returns this week after missing round 12 with a dislocated finger.  Despite returning from injury, Thuringer should still give the Tigers a run for their money this week.

Roxy Tyler (Tigers): Roxy Tyler has played 10 matches, and been named in the best players once in her first year playing TSLW football. Coach Brad Willis, stated that “Roxy Tyler provided great energy on the wing” in round 12 and again in round 13. “For the second week in a row Roxy Tyler pulled off another game changing tackle that really got the team up and about,” Willis said. Tyler isn’t afraid to get in on all the action, and will no doubt continue to have an impact in this week’s match against Launceston.


Round 14 – 29/07/2018

1:00PM – Morven Park, Evandale


B: H. Whyte, C. How,

HB: C. Thuringer, M. Sinclair,

C: C.  Stanley , D.  Taylor, C.  Webb

HF: E. Manix-geeves, C. Taylor, B. White

F: M. Binns, G. Hill, M. Radford

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

Int: A. Halaby, K. McLaughlin, E. Page, B. Thurlow

Emg: C. Webster

Tigers FC

 B: K. Baker, M. Absolom, L. Ellis

HB: J. Murphy, J. Mather, L. Reid

C: O.  McGow, C.  Brooke, T.  Roxann

HF: S. Grimsey, G. Millar,

F: O. McKee, H. Squires, B. Phillips

R: M. Smith, M. Neal,

Int: N. Durham, E. Kirkwood, P. Odwogo , M. Prince

In: E. Kirkwood

Out: G. Burgess, M. Wilkinson