KALANGADOO 60 d GLENCOE 25
KALANGADOO hosted Glencoe in the annual Indigenous round of Mid South East on Saturday in wet conditions. With the Magpies claiming a big win.
Both teams tussled through the first quarter, with solid defensive efforts, which created many turnovers, with Jane Auld and Ashlea Edwards feeding well into the circle at either end.
In the second quarter the Kalangadoo defence of Chloe Pratt, Mikaila Pitt and Chelsea Croser stepped up the pressure to provide the Kalangadoo goalies many opportunities to convert.
As a result the Magpies went to the main break with a 10-goal lead.
Glencoe made some changes at half time which saw Emily Thompson moved from goal keeper to goal shooter.
That created a new defensive line up, with Rebecca Edwards moving into goal defence and Sarah Edwards replacing Thompson at goal keeper.
Laura Edwards worked hard outside the circle and created many angles for Glencoe in their scoring opportunities.
The final quarter saw Kalangadoo’s Melissa Russell and Abbey Duncan dominate the goal circle, combining well and shooting at a high percentage to increase the final margin to 35.
Kalangadoo’s Chloe Pratt was awarded the Brennan Family Indigenous Medal for best on court.
Auld and Pratt were best for the victors, with Laura Edwards and Donna Jaeschke best for Glencoe.
PORT MACDONNELL 36 d KONGORONG 20
Torrential rain greeted players at Port MacDonnell, but the hosts were able to record a strong victory in a low-scoring affair.
The Demons started well, with the first four goals of the game.
Kongorong worked hard to gain some turnovers, but trailed by six goals at the first break.
The Hawks then made changes to both the attack and defence line and as a result out-scored the hosts by two goals in the second term.
At the main break Port MacDonnell swapped Lisa McGregor and Morgan Amy in defence, while Kongorong changed Sam Fox and Sarah Beare in the hope to improve drive through the mid-court. However, the Demons found more consistency in the third quarter and led by eight at the final break.
From there the Demons kicked on and claimed a 16-goal victory.
HATHERLEIGH 50 d TANTANOOLA 45
A tight contest unfolded at Tantanoola, as the hosts went down to Hatherleigh by just five goals.
Hatherleigh took the upper hand in the starting minutes, with Maddie Pulmer and Lacey Haines converting the first three goals of the match.
The rest of a quarter saw a tight battle all over the court but Eagles finished the quarter up by four. Both teams adjusted to the weather heading into the second quarter, with some strong contested leads and takes by both centres Vic Lucas from and Sarah Faulkner, in what may have been the match up of the day.
The quarter went goal-for-goal with no team able to make up any ground on the scoreboard heading into half time.
In the third quarter Tantanoola’s Casey Walker came out strong at wing attack and showed some patience, feeding the ball with precision to Emma Gould who shot 13 goals for the term.
At the opposite wing Hatherleigh’s Tegan Merrett stood out with her agility and speed, hitting the ring with plenty of space.
Tantanoola managed to peg a few back goals and ended the quarter just one down.
The final term started tight as expected after a strongly contested match all day, but Hatherleigh’s circle defenders Sarah Broadhead and Maddie Redman stood up and showed more aggression, taking vital intercepts when needed.
The Eagles did enough in the end to claim a hard-fought victory.
MOUNT BURR 46 d ROBE 33
Mount Burr started strong on its home court despite the wet weather and scored the first eight goals of the game before Robe could stop the rot.
Robe’s Keryn Moore and Asha Pettit had their work cut out for them as Mount Burr’s Laura Schultz, Ann Guyett and Layla Baker showed great intensity and pressure down court causing many turnovers.
Mount Burr goalies Ebony Clark and Sarah Nulty were able to capitalise and convert on the scoreboard.
Robe answered back with defenders Alannah Campbell and Georgia Perkins gaining momentum, leading Robe to a strong finish to the first quarter, but the home side led by six at the break.
Robe carried its momentum from the first quarter into the second and scored the first goal.
Robe’s defensive line continued to work tirelessly, with Sammy Telfer and Campbell’s defensive pressure creating many opportunities to gain possession and transition down court.
Goalies Sarah Laurie and Tori Gluyas hit their stride and converted on all opportunities to make it tough for Mount Burr defenders Heidi Clark and Madi Haggett.
The Mozzies’ attack line settled late in the second quarter and began to find form in their attacking combinations to hold a seven-goal advantage at the main break.
Robe continued to fight in the third quarter, Haggett, Heidi Clark, and Guyett worked tirelessly to create turnovers and extended their lead to 12 goals.
From there the Mozzies pushed on and claimed a strong wind.