Wrest Point TSLW Round 3 Preview

Round two of the Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s competition will see Clarence travel to UTAS Stadium to take on the Northern Bombers, and Lauderdale host the Blues, writes TSLW reporter Olivia Clayton. 


Saturday 11th May

North Launceston v. Clarence (UTAS Stadium) – 5:00pm

North Launceston will host Clarence at UTAS Stadium in round three with both teams notching winning starts to their campaigns last week.

North Launceston shocked last week when they kept Lauderdale scoreless and finished with a score of 111 points in their debut TSLW match.

North Launceston coach, Dean Smith, says there were plenty of positives to take out of the big win.

“The whole club were extremely pleased with the way the girls played on Sunday, especially the way they stuck to the game plan and held their structures despite the temptation to stray from it to chase individual goals.

“We have reviewed the footage of our game and have plenty of areas of improvement for the girls to work on in our next big game against Clarence as well as reinforce all the areas in which the girls excelled,” he said.

Smith is more than aware of the dangers presented by grand finalists Clarence, however.

“Clarence are one of the leading teams in the competition and will provide our players with a whole new range of challenges this week but we will do our homework this week and prepare the players to take that challenge head on,” he said.

Maggie Cuthbertson led the charge in round two. IC: Solstice Digital

Clarence defeated the Tigers at UTAS Stadium last weekend by 82 points, with 2019 North Melbourne AFLW-listed player Jessie Williams starring in her TSLW debut with six goals.

Clarence coach Andy Smith, says the team will have a fresh challenge against the Northern Bombers, especially with the ‘Roos having a new-look side this season.

“We will try to focus on implanting our own game plan,” he said.

“With nine new girls to the club we have a lot of work to do.

“I don’t know a lot about North Launnie so we [have watched footage this week] to get an idea of how they try to play.”



North Launceston

B: M. Cornish, M. Carins ,

HB: S. Burrows, S. Radford, G. Nicolson

C: C.  Farrow, M.  Cuthbertson, S.  Farrow

HF: C. Hooper, H. Grima, T. Whitney

F: J. Maynard-Jones, E. McKinnell,

R: S. Townsend, L. Hancock, J. Clifford

Int: J. Brain , B. Hinkley, E. Mckenzie, T. Woolley

Emg: F. Cossins

In: M. Cornish, B. Hinkley, J. Maynard-Jones

Out: B. Farrell,  E. Barrenger,  H. Breward,  E. Maurer



B: K. Craig, A. Hardner,

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

C: G.  Mitchell, N.  Bresnehan, N.  Pearce

HF: J. Williams, M. Westland, M. Wise

F: M. Smith, G. Blackburn,

R: D. Elliston, S. Webberley , B. Scott

Int: S. Grey, S. Reynolds

Emg: A. Harper

In: S. Grey, K. Craig, S. Webberley , S. Reynolds

Out: E. Westland, B. Oates, C. MacPherson, T. Bortignon, A. Prokopiec


Sunday 12th May

Lauderdale v. Launceston (Lauderdale Oval) – 12:00pm

Lauderdale will have their first 2019 TSLW home game this week against Launceston.

In round two Lauderdale made their TSLW debut and although they had a few scoring opportunities, they couldn’t get on the scoreboard and went down to North Launceston by 111 points.

Lauderdale house some talented players and will no doubt be looking to bounce back after last week’s loss. Although their first game was a shock to the system, they are a new team and are still adjusting to TSLW football so they should not be overlooked.

Launceston proved to be premiership favourites after defeating reigning premiers Glenorchy, by 30 points last weekend.

Launceston started 2019 with a bang. IC: Solstice Digital

After kicking six goals in the first quarter in the opening term, the Blues never looked back and in the process rubber-stamped their authority on the competition.

Coach, Ange Dickson says the Blues are far from complacent but have taken positives out of the win heading into this weekend’s trip to Skybus Oval.

“We were happy with the game we played this week.

“It was our first hit out as a team and whilst there are definitely areas that we need to improve on, we are happy with how it went and the effort that the girls produced on the day,” she said.

“This week we will be focusing on our composure in the backline and a few of our set ups that we didn’t quite get right in round 1.  We will also be using this game to get some game time in to some of our newer and younger players who have limited TSLW experience,” Dickson added.




B: M. Hutt, C. Stewart ,

HB: C. O’Neill, C. Edmand, K. Teders

C: C.  Knowles, C.  McManus, S.  Williams

HF: A. Rance, C. Kenny,

F: E. Donnelly, E. Aliendi, L. Suris

R: B. Dickenson, B. Malcolm, B. Goward

Int: E. Burrows, M. Goldsmith, E. Johnstone, A. Park

In: C. Knowles

Out: L. Czeszek,  C. van Breda 



B: A. Carey, N. Ristrom, H. Whyte

HB: G. Hill, L. Haines,

C: M.  Smith, L.  Stevenson,

HF: E. Page, M. Sinclair, M. Radford

F: M. Hillier, B. Rattray,

R: A. Green, D. Bannister, D. Taylor

Int: S. Beeton, M. Clark, A. Dickson, A. Halaby,

In: N. Ristrom, M. Clark

Out: C. Haines, C. Thuringer, C. Stanley , M. King, B. Thurlow