Glenorchy got the better of Lauderdale, the Tigers defeated North Launceston for the first time this year, and Launceston notched another win against Clarence; Olivia Clayton looks at what we learned from a big penultimate round of Wrest Point TSLW action.
- Glenorchy’s experience too much for Lauderdale
2018 Premiers, Glenorchy, kept the competition’s new side, Lauderdale, scoreless in their clash at KGV.
The ‘Pies kicked ten goals in the first half, and another ten in the second half, to finish with a score of 136 points. Sarah Skinner continued her great season booting four for the side along with teammate Holly Ryan. Skinner was particularly impressive in the first term, kicking three goals and taking strong marks inside 50.
Jemma Webster has had a major impact on most of the eight games that she has played this year, and round 15 was no different, where she was named best on ground.
Despite not being able to score, Lauderdale worked tirelessly to try and get the ball down their end. Captain Katie Teders and Chloe Stewart once again featured in the best players, with Teders being the only player in the competition that has been named in the best players for all 14 matches played.
- The Tigers and North Launceston once again showcased a nail-biting clash
The Tigers and North Launceston once again showcased a close match at the Twin Ovals, with the Tigers coming away 14-point winners after the Northern Bombers took the points from a thriller back in round eight at the same venue.
The Tigers seemed to be on a roll in the first quarter, booting 2.5 and keeping North Launceston scoreless. However, in the second term the Northern Bombers came back with 1.1 to nothing to ensure the contest remained alive heading into the second half.
North Launceston kicked another goal in the third term, but the Tigers came out strong and booted three goals. The Northern Bombers kicked another one goal two in the final quarter, and prevented the Tigers from scoring anything, but it wasn’t enough to get the win, with the hosts claiming their third win for the season.
Gillian Millar and Ellie Doyle kicked two apiece for the Tigers and Maggie Bones was named as the side’s best on ground for the second time this year.
Sophie Farrow proved she was an asset kicking two of North Launceston’s three goals. Hayley Breward was named as best on ground, continuing her good form this season after competing in the TWL North last year.
Maggie Cuthbertson will also miss a week after she was reported for headbutting Tigers player Mikayla Absolom.
- Launceston and Clarence’s first half a close encounter
Launceston added another win to their perfect run this season defeating Clarence by 44 points.
Launceston were in front by just 12 points at half time, in what is probably one of the closest margins between the Blues and another side this year. The second half of the match saw the ‘Roos add only two behinds to their score, whereas Launceston booted 4.10 to record a strong victory.
AFLW player Chloe Haines, and teammate Sian Beeton, were the side’s leading goal kickers notching two goals apiece for Launceston. AFLW player Daria Bannister was named as the Blues best on ground in round 15. Bannister is currently the second highest goal scorer in the competition with 33 goals this season, just behind teammate Brie Rattray, who has 34.
Katherine Johnson kicked the ‘Roos only goal, her fifth for the season.
Natalie Pearce also appears to be at her best when she’s playing the Blues, being named her team’s best for the second time against the ladder leaders this season.
With some key players out, the ‘Roos showed with their first half that they can trouble the ladder leaders.
Glenorchy 5.4, 10.5, 14.12, 20.16 (136)
Lauderdale 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 (0)
Glenorchy : S. Skinner 4, H. Ryan 4, N. Daniels 3, K. Rattenbury 2, M. Sutcliffe 2, E. Barwick 2, N. Lynch, M. Shaw, B. Barwick
Glenorchy : J. Webster, B. Barwick, P. King, S. Skinner, H. Ryan, N. Lynch
Lauderdale : K. Teders, C. Stewart, E. Waller, C. Kenny, O. Hudson, B. Dickenson
Tigers 2.5, 2.5, 5.5, 5.5 (35)
North Launceston 0.0, 1.1, 2.1, 3.3 (21)
Tigers : G. Millar 2, E. Doyle 2, P. Odwogo
North Launceston : S. Farrow 2, J. Clifford
Tigers : M. Bones, G. Millar, H. Baldwin, R. Oliver, L. Reid, T. Clifford
North Launceston : H. Breward, S. Townsend, J. Clifford, S. Farrow, C. Farrow, S. Burrows
Launceston 1.2, 2.7, 4.9, 6.17 (53)
Clarence 0.1, 1.1, 1.3, 1.3 (9)
Launceston : C. Haines 2, S. Beeton 2, D. Taylor, A. Dickson
Clarence : K. Johnson
Launceston : D. Bannister, L. Stevenson, M. Sinclair, G. Hill, L. Haines, A. Green
Clarence : N. Pearce, M. Harper, G. Mitchell, D. Elliston, N. Bresnehan, B. Scott