Top teams fight for minor premiership in final round of women’s football

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BIG GAME: South Gambier’s Lauren Frost hopes to make an impact when the Demons fight for the minor premiership against Kybybolite in the opening women’s football contest at Glencoe on Sunday. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

AFTER a break for the long weekend, Limestone Coast women’s football returns for the final minor round of 2019-20 this Sunday.

All games will be played in Glencoe, with the most anticipated clash opening the day.

Kybybolite and South Gambier have both made it through the season undefeated, but for one team is about to change.

The two sides will lock horns for the bragging rights and the minor premiership, before gearing up for finals.

Both teams have plenty of firepower and make up the entire top five goal kickers of the season.

South’s Neave Delaney leads the goal kicking with 26 for the season, closely followed by Kyby’s Della and Holly Hannaford with 25 and 21 respectively, while Demons Simone Macdonald (18) and Kendell Saffin (16) are also on the list.

If those players fire again on Sunday a high-scoring match could unfold, but with the level of talent shown by both teams around the ground, it could be a battle of the midfields.

A close game can be expected whichever way the outcome goes and it will provide a possible insight into who the 2019-20 premiers might be.

Up next will be a meeting between Casterton Sandford and Kongorong, with the former the favourite to win.

The Cats have shown good form this year and sit safely in fourth place, while the Hawks are yet to taste success in their debut season.

Another one-sided affair can be expected when reigning premier Mundulla plays North Gambier.

Mundulla is also in the finals hunt, sitting in third position, while North sits down the order in ninth with a solitary win.

After an upset loss to Kalangadoo last round, Mundulla will be eager to bounce back in a big way before finals start.

The day will finish with two intriguing matches, as Penola and Millicent go head-to-head, followed by a clash between Glencoe and Kalangadoo.

Penola has had an up and down season and is yet to prove itself against the top-order sides, but the Eagles could be in with a chance against the struggling Saints.

Millicent has dropped off after the Christmas break and will be desperate to end its season with a win, but Penola will not bow down without a fight.

Kalangadoo will enter its clash with the Murphies as the favourite based off ladder position, with the teams sitting fifth and eighth respectively.

However, just one win separates the sides and a close game could unfold if both teams bring their best.

After last round’s upset over Mundulla, the Magpies will take confidence into Sunday and should wrap up the women’s football season with a fifth victory.


Kybybolite v South Gambier, 10.30am; Casterton Sandford v Kongorong, 11.45am; Mundulla v North Gambier, 1pm; Penola v Millicent, 2.15pm; Glencoe v Kalangadoo, 3.30pm.