Intensity heightens for female footballers

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UP FOR THE CHALLENGE: After an impressive opening-round victory over Casterton Sandford, South Gambier will now face the reigning premier Mundulla in round two of Limestone Coast women’s football. Picture: THOMAS MILES

FOOTBALL fans will turn their attention to Vansittart Park and Kybybolite for the second round of the women’s Limestone Coast competition tonight.

Onlookers can expect to see the intensity shift another gear after a number of new players and teams kicked away the rust at last week’s opening round.

A contest between Kalangadoo and Millicent will open proceedings at the Mount Gambier venue.

The Magpies enjoyed a dream start to the season with a big win over Penola.

Chloe Pratt and Emmason Ilsley led the way with two goals each, while Narelle Ryan also impressed in a side which is not afraid to attack the scoreboard.

The Saints also come into the clash in good form after they accounted for incoming team Kongorong to the tune of 29 points.

Millicent finished well from a slow start and did not concede a goal after quarter time.

Courtney Pond kicked a bag of three majors and Kelsie Wilkinson found plenty of possession in the middle.

Other performers were Heidi Clark and Emma Slape who will look to continue their form.

A high-scoring contest is set to open the round, while Kybybolite will be the first team to run onto its home ground when it meets the Eagles.

The Tigers head into the game full of confidence after they inflicted revenge on Mundulla for last season’s grand final with a dominant performance in the rematch.

Kyby displayed its strength in the forward line with five individual goal scorers, while Hayley Smart and Ella Jones were prolific around the ground.

These names should continue their good form against a Penola squad which struggled to fire last week.

Kongorong and Glencoe will lock horns in the second game at Vansittart Park.

The Murphies enter the clash with a win under their belt thanks to a 17-point triumph over North Gambier.

Dakota Trotter will be the main forward-50 target after she kicked a pair of goals, while Donna Jaeschke, Sarah Edwards and Alice Tentye are always tough to catch.

The Hawks will be led by Lexie Kermond and Samantha Loughhead, who will do their best to challenge a fancied Glencoe side.

The final fixture at Kyby will see South Gambier travel to face reigning-premier Mundulla.

The Tigers have a point to prove after they lost their opening-round clash, but will face a stern test from the Demons.

The likes of Imogen Walker, Emma Macdonald and Scarlet Creek impressed around the ground, while Jasmine White kicked a trio of majors during South’s win over Casterton Sandford.

Mundulla will be hungry to return to winning ways, but it could be a difficult task against the Demons.

The final game at ‘Tigerland’ will see home-team North Gambier host the Cats.

Both sides will aim to score their first win of the season after a pair of contrasting defeats.

Casterton Sandford appear to be the stronger side after it pushed South in a high-scoring contest, while the Tigers struggled to make an impact against Glencoe.

Kate Tomkins, Erin Horsnell and Scarlett Jarrad impressed for the Cats and will be players to watch.

Billie-Jean Jones stood out for the Tigers with a goal and a best-on-ground effort.

She will look for support from the likes of Lorrelle Walker and Fiona Young.

The hosts will need to step up if they are to overcome Casterton Sandford.