GLENORCHY and Launceston have advanced to the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Women’s League preliminary finals. Glenorchy lost against Clarence in the qualifying final while Launceston knocked the Tigers out with a big win. Both sides now fight for the right to play Clarence in the decider.
GLENORCHY 0.1 | 1.3 | 1.5 | 1.5 (11)
CLARENCE 1.3 | 1.6 | 2.9 | 3.12 (30)
Glenorchy: S. Eaton.
Clarence: N. Pearce, G. Mitchell, S. Pennicott.
Glenorchy: N. Daniels, E. Barwick, R. Siely, T. Corrie, T. Strong, J. Williams
Clarence: M. Smith, G. Mitchell, G. Pennicott, B. Scott, J. Limbrick, L. Ochayi
It was a slow start for both sides in this game with only one goal apiece to half-time. The Roos could have had more of an upper hand had they kicked accurately, but instead they kicked 1.6. The scoring woes continued in the third quarter, ending up with 2.9 at the main break. Luckily for the Roos, the Magpies could not punish them, as they were unable to score a goal in the second half. Clarence’s final score of 30 came from just three goals, but was aided by 12 behinds, winning ugly to get into the Grand Final.
Natalie Pearce, Grace Mitchell and Sophie Pennicott were the goal kickers for Clarence, with Mitchell being the pick of the bunch. She was named second best on ground behind Maddison Smith, who has had a great season. Georgia Pennicott, Bronte Scott, Jacinta Limbrick and Loveth Ochayi were the other players who did well on the day for the Roos. Tasmanian Under-18 representative, Netty Garlo also featured in the victory. For the Magpies, their only goal came from Sandy Eaton. Natalie Daniels was deemed Glenorchy’s best player while Elise Barwick, Rachael Siley, Thomasa Corrie, Tahlia Strong and Jade Williams also had impressive performances.
LAUNCESTON 3.5 | 9.6 | 13.9 | 17.12 (114)
TIGERS 1.1 | 1.1 | 1.1 | 1.1 (7)
Launceston: E. Manix-Geeves 5, A. Green 4, A. Dickson 2, B. Rattray 2, C. Taylor, M. Binns, D. Taylor, M. Radford.
Tigers: M. Wilkinson.
Launceston: E. Manix-Geeves, A. Dickson, A. Green, D. Taylor, A. Halaby, M. Binns
Tigers: G. Millar, E. Kirkwood, T. Roxann , L. Reid, J. Murphy, C. Brooke
The Tigers started off the game well, scoring one goal to Launceston’s three to keep them in the hunt early. But unfortunately, that was where the scoring ended for the away side, with the Blues kicking into gear after the first break. They opened up the game with a six-goal second quarter followed by a four-goal third quarter. By the fourth, Launceston had piled on another four majors to take the margin beyond 100 points and bid the Tigers a harsh farewell.
Emma Manix-Geeves was the star of the day for Launceston, with a best-on-ground five-goal performance. Second and third best were given to the next best goal kickers in Abbey Green and Angela Dickson, who both got four majors on the board. Brie Rattray was the other multiple goal kicker with two goals. Camilla Taylor, Mikayla Binns, Dearne Taylor and Meg Radford were the single goal kickers, with Taylor and Binns being named in the best. The Tigers’ only goal came from Megan Wilkinson. She was complemented by a best-on-ground performance from Gillian Miller while Elizabeth Kirkwood, Tyler Roxann, Liarna Reid, Jessica Murphy and Cara Brooke also had impressive performances.