Round 18 of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s season saw a Clarence clinch an upset win over the ladder leading Magpies at KGV, while Burnie gave it their all against Launceston in their final game of the season at Windsor Park, writes TSL W Digital Reporter Olivia Clayton.
Sunday 16th August
Launceston v. Burnie (Windsor Park) – 12:00pm
Launceston 13.20 (98) defeated Burnie 0.2 (2) in round 18 at Windsor Park.
The Blues controlled the match from the get-go, piling on 7.15 to the Dockers’ one behind to lead by 57 points at half time.
Launceston kicked 7.15 in the first half to lead by 57 points at half time.
The Blues’ dominance extended well into the second half, with the hosts kicking another six goals, all while conceding just the one behind to record a comprehensive 96-point victory.
Brie Rattray kicked five goals for Launceston to lead the damage on the scoreboard, while Ange Dickson, Dearne Taylor and Emma Manix-geeves chipped in with two each.
The Dockers best players were Libby Haines, Lauren Stevenson, Emily Duncombe, Kaytlyn Johnson, Lilly Badcock and Courtney Chandler, while the Blues’ best were Mia King, Ange Dickson, Brie Rattray, Chanette Thuringer, Nicole Ristrom and Courtney Stanley.
Burnie finish the home and away season in fifth spot, just missing out on a finals berth, while Launceston finish in third place and will host the Tigers at Windsor Park in this weekend’s Semi Final.
Launceston Football Club 4.10 7.15 9.17 13.20 (98)
Burnie Football Club 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 (2)
Launceston Football Club: B. Rattray 5, A. Dickson 2, D. Taylor 2, E. Manix-geeves 2, M. Binns, M. Radford
Launceston Football Club: M. King, A. Dickson, B. Rattray, C. Thuringer, N. Ristrom, C. Stanley
Burnie Football Club: L. Haines, L. Stevenson, E. Duncombe, K. Johnson, L. Badcock, C. Chandler
Sunday 26th August
Glenorchy v. Clarence (KGV) – 1:30pm
Clarence 6.8 (44) defeated Glenorchy 3.7 (25) at KGV for the first time in the 2018 season.
Sunday’s game saw teams battle strong winds and rain, with Clarence fighting to secure second spot and go into the finals with momentum.
The ‘Roos got off to the better start, kicking 1.4 to Glenorchy’s sole behind, but the Magpies had the better of the second term, kicking two goals to one to level the scores at the main break.
Clarence took the lead in the third term kicking 4.2, to lead by 26 points at three quarter time, after keeping the hosts scoreless.
The Pies came back in the final quarter kicking 1.3, to the Roos two behinds, but just fell short with Clarence winning by 19 points.
Sophie Pennicott kicked two for the Roos, Jessica Minifie, Jenna Farrow, Darcy Elliston and Natalie Pearce all kicked one each.
Sandy Eaton kicked one goal for the Pies, and Nietta Lynch kicked two, bringing her season total to 34 goals.
Glenorchy coach, Craig Grace, said the game will hold his side in good stead for the finals.
“It was a really good hit out leading into finals this week and showed we need to be at our best to compete through finals.
“We had a few sore bodies that will need to be monitored during the week but we should have everyone available this weekend.”
The Pies best players were Elise Barwick, Gennaveve Sullivan, Natalie Daniels, Brieanna Barwick, Jade Williams and Thomasa Corrie.
“Elise Barwick was outstanding and showed others in the team the level of commitment needed to play in big games. Genn Sullivan in the ruck battled really hard all day and was really impressive,” Grace said.
Clarence coach Andy Smith was pleased to get the result against the ladder leaders.
Clarence coach, Andy Smith, says “it was good preparation coming up against a quality opposition the week before the finals. Both sides had control of the game at times and played some good footy.”
“I thought in the third quarter we took advantage of the weather conditions and that was the difference between the teams.”
The Roos best players were Sophie Pennicott, Maddy Smith, Nicole Bresnehan, Jacinta Limbrick, Loveth Ochayi and Bronte Scott.
Smith though that the “senior players stood up and it was a good even contribution from the team.”
Glenorchy finish on top of the ladder, two wins clear of Clarence who came in second. Both teams will play each other again at KGV in the semi-final this Sunday.
Glenorchy Football Club 0.1 2.4 2.4 3.7 (25)
Clarence Football Club 1.4 2.4 6.6 6.8 (44)
Glenorchy Football Club: N. Lynch 2, S. Eaton
Clarence Football Club: S. Pennicott 2, J. Minifie, J. Farrow, D. Elliston, N. Pearce
Glenorchy Football Club: E. Barwick, G. Sullivan, N. Daniels, B. Barwick, J. Williams, T. Corrie
Clarence Football Club: S. Pennicott, M. Smith, N. Bresnehan, J. Limbrick, L. Ochayi, B. Scott