Round eight of the Wrest Point TSLW season saw a couple of close matches, with Clarence challenging the ladder leaders and North Launceston just getting over the line over the Tigers. Wrest Point TSLW reporter Olivia Clayton looks at the round that was.
Glenorchy 27.19 (181) def. Lauderdale 0.0 (0)
Glenorchy – H. Smith 7, N. Daniels 3, B. Barwick 3, K. Stanford 3, S. Skinner 3, J. Rattenbury 2, H. Ryan 2, G. Sullivan, N. Lynch, H. Barwick, E. Barwick
Lauderdale – C. Stewart, K. Teders, C. McManus, O. Hudson, M. Goldsmith, B. Dickenson
Glenorchy – H. Barwick, B. Barwick, S. Skinner, J. Webster, E. Barwick, H. Smith
Glenorchy secured their spot in second place on the ladder for another week after they defeated Lauderdale by 181 points and kept them scoreless in a dominant performance.
The ‘Pies had eleven goal scorers and their leading goal kicker was Hannah Smith who booted seven for the side in a dominant display.
Chloe Stewart and Katie Teders worked tirelessly for Lauderdale in a tough night for the team. The side remains in last place on the ladder but will continue to look for little improvements as the year progresses.
Round eight marks the halfway mark of the season with the ladder starting to take place.
Glenorchy remain one of the teams to beat in 2019, with this performance set to give the reigning premiers plenty of confidence moving forward.
Launceston 6.9 (45) def. Clarence 5.2 (32)
Clarence – J. Williams 2, N. Garlo, M. Wise, D. Elliston
Launceston – C. Haines 2, C. Thuringer, A. Green, L. Stevenson, B. Rattray
Clarence – J. Williams, H. Scott, B. Scott, R. Archer, N. Bresnehan, N. Garlo
Launceston – B. Thurlow, D. Bannister, C. Thuringer, A. Dickson, L. Stevenson, D. Taylor
Launceston continued their prefect winning streak to start the season with a 13-point triumph over Clarence in a tight tussle.
The first term saw Clarence finish in front by a point and increase their lead to seven points at half time.
Launceston, in the rare position of trailing at half time in 2019, came back in the last half to lead by nine points at the end of the third quarter and then finish with a 13-point win.
Chloe Haines was the Blues leading goal kicker with two, and Brooke Thurlow was the side’s best player on the day.
Jessie Williams kicked two for Clarence and was their best on ground, with the ‘Roos showing plenty of promise in the close loss.
The Roos stay in third place on the ladder whilst Launceston remain in top spot.
North Launceston 4.10 (34) def. Tigers 4.3 (27)
Tigers – P. Flakemore 2, G. Millar, M. Polley
North Launceston – E. McKinnell, E. Mckenzie, S. Townsend, H. Breward
Tigers – E. Doyle, C. Brooke, P. Flakemore, M. Neal, E. Brereton, R. Roberts
North Launceston – S. Radford, H. Breward, J. Clifford, E. Mckenzie, E. Jones, S. Townsend
North Launceston won their second encounter against the Tigers, defeating them by seven points in an extremely close game.
The first quarter saw each team finish with seven points. North Launceston took a 9-point lead in the second term after the Tigers failed to score.
North Launceston retained a five-point lead in the third quarter and extended it in the final term to win by seven points.
The win was far from simple, however, with the Tigers keeping the Northern Bombers on their toes, jumping out to hold the lead early in the final term.
A clutch goal from Emily McKinnell with only minutes remaining proved crucial, with this handing the visitors the lead, and one that wasn’t able to be overrun.
North Launceston had four goal scorers, with Sarah Radford the side’s best player on the day.
Paige Flakemore kicked two for the Tigers and their best on ground was Ellie Doyle.
North Launceston stay in fourth place on the ladder with the same number of wins as Clarence in third.
The Tigers have won one game this season which puts them in fifth place on the ladder above Lauderdale.