PENOLA 5.3 (33) d GLENCOE 4.3 (27)
LIMESTONE Coast women’s football returned on Sunday and Penola kicked off the second half of the season with a close win over Glencoe.
Round five games were played at Kalangadoo in stifling conditions, but that did not stop the Eagles from running the game out hard.
Penola held the early advantage with a two-point lead at the first break.
That came on the back of one major score and two behinds.
However, Glencoe capitalised on its straight kicking in the second term, adding a major to its first-quarter goal while holding Penola scoreless to claim a four-point advantage.
The game heated up after the break and scores were even heading into the final stanza.
While Glencoe recorded another major score and a behind, Penola kicked clear with two more majors and a minor to run out six-point victors.
Angela Broad did much of the damage in front of goals for the Eagles with three majors, while Karmel Finch added the remaining two.
Best for Penola were Samantha Freeman, Broad, Sally Skeer, Amanda Wurst, Shakayla Summerhayes and Chloe Long
Glencoe shared the goal-kicking results around, with Tara Bonney, Alice Tentye, Shelby Auld and, Donna Jaeschke all bagging one.
Best player honours went to Tentye, Bonney, Sarah Edwards, Jaeschke, Andi Trotter and Auld.
SOUTH GAMBIER 16.11 (107) d NORTH GAMBIER 0.0 (0)
IT was a massive win for South Gambier in round five of Limestone Coast women’s football, as the Demons kept North Gambier scoreless for the entire game and racked up the points at every opportunity.
A six-goal haul from Kendell Saffin topped the list, complemented by four from Simone MacDonald.
By the long break it was apparent the Tigers were out of the contest, as South had put on 7.6 (64) to zero.
From there it was a matter of whether or not North could score and how much the Demons would win by.
Despite a 64-0 lead at the final break South did not let up, with seven final-quarter goals to run the game out and send a message to the rest of the teams.
Georgia Irvine was the only other multiple goal kicker with two, while singles went to Lara Munro, Alexandra Lucas, Jasmine White and Kaylene Nuske.
Best for the victors were Saffin, MacDonald, Irvine, Kali Langley, Chelsea Frost and Munro.
Best for North were Piper Killick, Lorrelle Walker, Ella Firth, Ella Simmonds, Catherine Pickin and Kirra Schultz.
The result sees South remain undefeated in second place on the premiership ladder.
KYBYBOLITE 11.10 (76) d MILLICENT 1.1 (7)
KYBYBOLITE continued its undefeated run at the top of the Limestone Coast women’s football ladder on Sunday with a 69-point result over Millicent.
The Saints were unable to hit the scoreboard in the opening half, while Kyby banged on 5.7 (37).
Millicent found a minor score in the third term, but another four majors to Kyby put the game well out of reach.
The Saints’ only major came in the final stanza, but Kyby finished the game off for a big victory.
Ella Longbottom led the goal kicking with three for Kyby, while Della Hannaford and Bree Gill managed two each.
Singles went to Hayley Smart, Sophie Hentschke, Chelsea Dahlengburg and Lauren Sandercock.
Millicent’s sole goal kicker was Lauren Potter.
Best for the victors were Longbottom, Smart, Annabel Mould, Ella Jones, Lily Gill and Eloise Adams.
Best for the Saints were Sarah Fabris, Madi Turner, Emma Slape, Charli Kaigg, Kelsie Wilkinson and Heidi Clark.
MUNDULLA 10.13 (73) d KONGORONG 0.2 (2)
MUNDULLA showed it will be one of the top teams in the Limestone Coast women’s football competition, with a stinging 71-point victory over Kongorong on Sunday.
It was a first-half blitz which set the win up, as Mundulla kicked away to a 48-point advantage at the long break, while Kongorong managed just one behind.
Kongorong could only add one more behind in the second half, while Mundulla slowed up somewhat in the heat, with a further three major scores, plus three more minors to finish the game off.
Natasha Horne top scored with four goals for the victors, while Ally Wendelborn contributed three.
Natalie Twigden, Lucy Murch and Taylor Nixon kicked singles.
Best for Mundulla were Zoe Hawker, Lauren Tink, Horne, Murch, Melody Maddern and Twigden.
Best for Kongorong were Janita Galloway, Jemma Heraper, Samantha Loughhead, Sarah Lucas, Amanda Bowd and Amy Czernich-Pearce.
CASTERTON SANDFORD 3.4 (22) d KALANGADOO 1.3 (9)
CASTERTON Sandford paid little respect to Kalangadoo’s home-ground advantage on Sunday, with a hard-fought victory in round five of Limestone Coast women’s football.
In a relatively even first term the Cats were able to find a major score, with the Magpies unable to bother the scorers at all.
It provided some relief for the Cats, but with a top-four position on the ladder keenly sought, a win was a must.
Another goal and a couple of behinds added to the Victorians’ score in the second quarter, with the hosts again scoreless.
It was not until the third term where the Magpies hit the scoreboard, but with just one behind, they trailed by 20 points heading into the final stanza.
A goal and a couple of behinds helped their cause in the last quarter, but it was not enough to overrun the Cats, who claimed the well-deserved win to remain in the hunt for a finals berth.
The Cats’ goals came through singles from Chloe Finnegan, Erin Horsnell and Marlee Gartlan.
Chloe Pratt kicked Kalngadoo’s only goal.
Best for the victors were Horsnell, Scarlett Jarrad, Madison Much, Carlie Smith, Finnigan and Emily Humphries.
Best for Kalangadoo were Taysha James, Madalyn Bonanno, Pratt, Kylie Schultz, Tara Jeffree and Lisa Ilsley.