GLENCOE 5.4 (34) d KONGORONG 4.4 (28)
THE closest match of the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League on Friday night was played between Glencoe and Kongorong, in an arm wrestle at Vansittart Park.
Eager to bounce back from a loss in their debut game in the league, the Hawks hit the park hungry for a win.
Glencoe appeared off to a stronger start, but a late goal in the opening term put Kongorong in front by a point at the break.
However, the Murphies surged in the second to hold the Hawks scoreless and push out to a 13-point lead.
From there it was a game of catch up for Kongorong and it managed to reel in the margin by the final break to be within five points.
Despite another goal and a behind in the fourth, Glencoe added 1.2 and clinched the win by a straight kick.
Dakota Trotter top scored for the victors with two majors, while Alice Tentye, Donna Jaeschke and Stephanie Hopper bagged singles.
Jaeschke was named as the Murphies’ best, while Tentye and Sarah Edwards also had a big impact on the game.
The Hawks will take confidence from a solid performance, which saw Jemma Heraper and Taylor Cozzi lead the way with two goals each.
They were named first and second best respectively for their hard work, while Mahli Pannenburg and Jasmin McKinnon also among the top performers.
SOUTH GAMBIER 6.6 (42) d MUNDULLA 3.3 (21)
AN anticipated clash between Limestone Coast Women’s Football League reigning premier Mundulla and South Gambier took place at Kybybolite on Friday night.
However, the round-two match was somewhat of a fizzer, as last season’s champions failed to recover from a slow start.
The Demons hit the scoreboard four times in the opening term, with two of those shots on target.
That set up a 14-point lead at the change, as Mundulla could not make an impact in front of goals.
It returned fire in the second quarter with a single goal, but South responded with three of its own to push the difference out to 28 points.
The third term was Mundulla’s best, as it held the Demons to two behinds, while adding 1.3 to the scoreboard.
However, there remained plenty of work to do heading into the final break and with a goal each in the fourth the margin remained at 21.
Neave Delaney added to her season goal count with three majors to lead the Demons’ charge, while Simone Macdonald, Georgia Irvine and Kendell Saffin contributed singles.
But it was the hard-working Tess Andrews who received the top honours and was named best-on-ground, while Imogen Walker also stood out once again.
For Mundulla Carlee Feder was best, while Emily Moxon top scored with two goals.
CASTERTON SANDFORD 6.6 (42) d NORTH GAMBIER 1.2 (8)
DESPITE a bolstered roster from last season, North Gambier remains win-less for the 2019-20 Limestone Coast Women’s Football League competition after two rounds.
The Tigers met Casterton Sandford at Vansittart Park in Friday night’s final game, where the Victorians proved to be the alpha cat.
North scored a goal in the first quarter to Casterton Sandford’s 3.1 and that was the closest the score would be.
The Tigers failed to find the big sticks for the rest of the game, adding just two minor scores to their total, while the Cats finished with six big ones to claim a 34-point victory at the final siren.
Scarlett Jarrad kicked three majors and Kate Tomkins had two, while Erin Horsnell rounded out the goal kickers with one.
All three were named among the best players, with Horsnell best-on-ground.
North was best served by Nashemia McNamara, while Tahlia Wilson scored the Tigers’ only goal.
MILLICENT 8.6 (54) d KALANGADOO 1.3 (9)
VANSITTART Park was again the Mount Gambier venue to host the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League competition on Friday night, with three round-two games played at the facility.
Opening proceedings was a clash between Millicent and Kalangadoo, which appeared it could be a close match after both teams won their games in the season opener.
However, Millicent was all class and a dominant second half saw the Saints march to an eventual 45-point triumph.
At the first break Millicent led by a slim four points, before an inaccurate second term rewarded it with just four behinds, to extend the lead to eight.
But the Saints took to the second half with renewed intensity and four unanswered goals put the Magpies to rest heading into the final stanza.
Millicent’s skills remained on show in the fourth, with running play and a couple of clever goals to polish the game off.
Tanaya Redman and Madi Thwaites led the way on the scoreboard with two goals each, but it was Madi Turner who was the clear standout over the four quarters.
Her run and carry was first class and she did not shy away from a contest, putting her body on the line to drive the ball down the field.
Ella Little was also impressive, while Thwaites and Redman received mention for both their efforts in front of the big sticks and through the middle.
For Kalangadoo Madalyn Bonanno was named as best, while Lisa Ilsley kicked the Magpies’ only goal.
KYBYBOLITE 17.3 (105) d PENOLA 0.3 (3)
WITH two games of the round-two Limestone Coast Women’s Football League fixture played in Kybybolite on Friday night, the home team made a big impression in the opening game at the venue.
The Northern Tigers hosted Penola and wasted no time setting up a winning margin, which they did with the first straight kick.
Kyby went on to score 17 goals in a dominant display, while the Eagles managed just three behinds – all scored in the second term.
By quarter time Kyby had bagged six goals and a behind to hold a 37-point lead over a scoreless Penola.
The Eagles held firm in the second term and conceded just one major, but another four goals found their mark for the hosts in the third, extending the margin to 66.
A strong finish produced six fourth-quarter goals and at the final siren Kyby had claimed the win by 102 points.
Holly Hannaford was the main culprit in front of goals with five majors, while she was also named second best for the victors.
The best-on-ground honours went to Tyler Atkinson for her efforts around the ground, while Hayley Sellars and Della Hannaford were also accurate finishers with three goals each.
For Penola Sally Skeer received the best player award on a day the Eagles would like to forget.