IT was again a mixed bag of results when women’s footballers contested round six of the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League on Sunday.
The day saw another split round, with three games held in Glencoe, while two matches were played in Penola at McCorquindale Park.
Proceedings were opened at both venues with a one-sided affair, as South Gambier defeated West Gambier/Port MacDonnell 95-0 at Glencoe and Mundulla also held its opponent scoreless when it accounted for Casterton Sandford by 77 points.
Despite these non-contests, the second games at both grounds were much closer.
That saw East Gambier claim its second win of the season with a six-point triumph over Kalangadoo, while Penola pushed hard on its home deck, but fell by two points to Millicent in a tight encounter.
The final game saw Glencoe struggle at home against reigning premiers Kybybolite, which resulted in a 45-point win to the northern Tigers.
SOUTH GAMBIER 14.11 (95) d WEST GAMBIER/PORT MACDONNELL 0.0 (0)
SOUTH Gambier’s Kendell Saffin has stormed to the top of the league goal scoring table, after a massive 10-goal haul in the Demons’ thrashing against West Gambier/Port MacDonnell on Sunday.
The match opened the round at Glencoe and it did not take long for South to take hold of the game.
A quarter of 4.4 saw the Demons head into the first change with a 28-point lead, which was extended to 48 by the long break.
West/Port was held scoreless for the full four quarters and as a result the Demons cruised to a percentage-boosting 95-point victory.
Saffin led the charge with a dominant 10 goals, which unsurprisingly saw her named best-on-ground.
Jasmine White bagged three majors and Jessica Kennedy scored one to round out the goal kickers.
The Demons were also served well by Victoria Lucas, Imogen Walker, Kaylene Nuske and Darcie Kuhl, who were all among the best players.
For West/Port it was Holly Smith who earned the best-on-ground honours and she performed well despite the result.
MUNDULLA 11.1 (77) d CASTERTON SANDFORD 0.0 (0)
IT was another blow-out in the first game at McCorquindale Park, when Mundulla claimed a dominant victory over Casterton Sandford.
The Cats failed to hit the scoreboard and by half time Mundulla had established a 30-point margin.
A big second half saw that extended to 52 by the last change, before a four-goal final term resulted in a 77-point victory for the now second-placed team.
An even contribution on the scoreboard saw four players with two majors each, as Amy Bruce, Natalie Twigden, Jayde Barton and Paige Richards all did well in front of goals.
Samantha Hunt, Sarah Pilven and Tracey Poulton also found the big sticks with a goal each.
However, it was the effort from Tessa Marra around the ground which was recognised as the best performance and she was named as Mundulla’s best.
She was joined by Twigden, Bruce and Melanie Jarrett among the top players.
For the Cats Erin Munro continued her consistent season to be named as best for her team, while Tanya Henty-Anderson, Scarlett Jarrad and Brianna McKinnon also played well despite the circumstances.
EAST GAMBIER 5.7 (37) d KALANGADOO 4.7 (31)
IN a tight contest at Glencoe, East Gambier won its second game for the season with a six-point triumph over Kalangadoo.
The Bulldogs have had a rocky start to the year and this win comes as the confidence boost they needed.
Once again Neave Delaney led the way in front of goals with three to her name, while Maria-Lina Tralongo and Nic Collins scored a major each.
However, it was Ella Simmonds who stood out and her hard work was rewarded with the best-on-ground honours.
She was joined by Delaney, Olivia Turner, Tralongo and Mahli Pannenberg as the best players on the day.
For Kalangadoo the goals were shared, with all four majors scored off a different boot.
Tara Jeffreee was among the goal kickers and also claimed the best player title for the match, while Anthea Paterson and Bianca Thorn also performed.
MILLICENT 2.8 (20) d PENOLA 3.0 (18)
AN unexpectedly close match was played between Penola and Millicent at McCorquindale Park on Sunday, with the Saints victorious by a slim two points.
The Eagles chased their third win of the season, while Millicent was out to hold onto second place on the ladder.
Despite the win, the small margin saw the Saints drop to third on percentage and Mundulla stepped into second position.
The low-scoring affair could have been won by a greater margin, as Millicent had plenty of opportunities in its forward half.
However, with a final score of 2.8, inaccuracy almost cost the Saints the win.
Penola led for the first half and at the long break held an eight-point buffer, which was then eliminated in the third term.
Millicent scored two majors and two minor scores to level the game at 18 points apiece heading into the final stanza, with the scoring drying up in the last leg.
The Saints managed two behinds in the fourth, while the Eagles suffered a second scoreless quarter to see the former claim the honours by a narrow margin.
Madi Thwaites was named best-on-ground for the victors, while Kelsey Batt and Kristie Rowe both found the big sticks.
For Penola it was Kerry Dent, Anna Marcus and Amanda Wurst who converted, while Shandeen Balshaw was the best player on the day.
Samantha Freeman, Alexandria Ey and Meagan Petzke also performed well in the nail-biter.
KYBYBOLITE 7.9 (51) d GLENCOE 1.0 (6)
ANOTHER solid goal haul came from the final women’s football match at Glencoe on Sunday, where reigning premier Kybybolite defeated its hosts by 45 points.
Hayley Sellars has been a consistent goal scorer for the 2018 champions this season and bagged a solid five majors this round to sit second in the league tally with 15.
Kybybolite faced little resistance on its way to the win and it was not until the final term Glencoe was able to hit the scoreboard with a major.
By half time a 26-point lead had been established and the game continued in similar fashion after the long break.
Della Hannaford earned the best-on-ground honours for the northern Tigers, with a goal to show for her efforts, while Mardi Riley also found the big sticks and was named as fourth best.
Casey McElroy and Sellars were also among the best, as were Georgia Irvine and Lauren Sandercock.