Round 10 of the Wrest Point TSLW season was headlined with Glenorchy defeating North Launceston at UTAS Stadium, TSLW reporter Olivia Clayton looks at some talking points from the round.
North Launceston 3.3 (21) def. by Glenorchy 7.5 (47) at
North Launceston – S. Townsend, S. Radford, M. Cuthbertson
Glenorchy – K. Rattenbury 2, S. Skinner, N. Lynch, J. Rattenbury, N. Daniels, M. Sutcliffe
North Launceston – J. Clifford, R. Wilson, L. Hancock, S. Radford, C. Farrow, E. McKinnell
Glenorchy – T. Corrie, B. Barwick, G. Sullivan, E. Barwick, S. Skinner, S. Davis
Glenorchy defeated North Launceston by 26 points at UTAS Stadium in round 10.
The Pies kicked seven goals, with Kaitlin Rattenbury their leading goalkicker with two.
Thomasa Corrie also impressed across half back, finding plenty of the football and generating attacking drive out of defence.
Sophie Townsend, Sarah Radford and Maggie Cuthbertson kicked one goal apiece for North Launceston, while Jodie Clifford again impressed through the middle.
North Launceston are sitting in fourth spot on the ladder and will battle it out against Launceston in round eleven as they look to jump back into the top three.
The ‘Pies are sitting in second place on the ladder and will take on Clarence this week at KGV.
Lauderdale 1.0 (6) def. by Clarence 7.9 (51) at Skybus Oval
Lauderdale – C. McManus
Clarence – G. Mitchell 4, K. Johnson, M. Westland, H. Scott
Lauderdale – M. Hutt, K. Teders, E. Aliendi, C. van Breda, C. McManus, C. Knowles
Clarence – G. Mitchell, B. Scott, H. Scott, N. Garlo, M. Westland, J. Ransley
Clarence bounced back onto the winners list with a strong 45-point defeat of Lauderdale at Skybus Oval.
The first term was a close encounter with the Roos leading by two points at the end at the first break with a goal apiece.
The Southern Bombers were unable to hit the scoreboard from there, however, with Clarence starting to get on top around the ground with the only goal of the second term and a further five in the second half.
Clarence skipper Grace Mitchell impressed forward of centre with a career-best four-goal effort, while Bronte Scott continued her impressive season with another standout midfield display.
Matilda Hutt was Lauderdale’s best on ground, while Clair McManus was the lone goalkicker for the hosts.
Lauderdale are sitting in sixth place on the ladder and will take on the Tigers this week.
Clarence moved to third place with this win ahead of a grand final rematch with Glenorchy in round 11.
Launceston 17.10 (112) def. Tigers 1.0 (6)
Tigers – M. Neal
Launceston – B. Rattray 6, D. Taylor 4, A. Dickson 3, M. Sinclair, M. Radford, C. Stanley, L. Haines
Tigers – T. Clifford, M. Polley, M. Neal, P. Flakemore, S. Botterill-James, H. Baldwin
Launceston – M. Sinclair, D. Taylor, A. Dickson, A. Green, L. Haines
Launceston continued its perfect 2019 season with a big 106-point defeat of the Tigers at the Twin Ovals.
The Blues kicked 10 goals to one in the opening term to break the game open, with Brie Rattray’s bag of six and Meg Sinclair’s work further afield proving decisive.
The Blues were potent in attack with 27 scoring shots to one, with Rattray’s bag of six steering the way to a 17-goal team effort.
Marla Neal kicked the Tigers only score in the opening term and their best on ground was Tayla Clifford, while Maci Polley also worked hard in the loss.
The Tigers are sitting in fifth place on the ladder above Lauderdale whom they will take on this week.
The Blues remain in top spot on the ladder and will play against North Launceston in round 11.