Dominant performances in split round

STRENGTH: South Gambier's Kendell Saffin flies to contest a mark during the Demons' big win over Kalangadoo on Sunday in Round 3 of Limestone Coast women's football.

By Trevor Jackson

ROUND 3 of the Veolia Limestone Coast Women’s Football League saw a split round over Friday night and Sunday, with all results one-sided.

Teams headed to Kybybolite Friday for the night fixture, with Mundulla claiming a comfortable 65-8 victory over Millicent in the early game.

The Saints could only muster one behind until the final break, while Mundulla put on three major scores in the first and second quarters, plus another two in the third to lead 56 points to one.

Millicent managed a goal through Carly Knaggs in the final stanza, while Mundulla also added another for a comprehensive 9.11-65 to 1.2-8 win.

Natalie Twidgen kicked four goals, Carlee Feder three and Natasha Horne two.

Kellsie Turner, Tegan Roberts, Zoe Hawker, Lauren Tink, Samantha Hunt and Twigden were named best for the victors, while Ella Little, Hayley Bell, Knaggs, Kelsie Wilkinson, Megan Tilley and Stephanie Gilbert were Millicent’s best.

The darkness arrived for the 8pm game and for the unfortunate North Gambier side, as the Tigers were held scoreless by the hosts.

Kybybolite was relentless in its attack, with multiple goals in each term, plus four in both the second and final stanzas to run out 13.18-96 to zero winners.

Della Hannaford topped the list with three majors, while Holly Hannaford and Mykaela Walker kicked two each.

They were backed up by a list of single-figure scorers.

Sophie Henschke, Ella Jones, Anna Hawkins, Tahlia Kavanagh and Della Hannaford were named best for the victors.

Piper Killick, Lorrelle Walker, Elizabeth Plew, Carly Ploenges, Erykah Van Gaans and Yenna Joyce were North’s best.

Games returned to Blue Lake Sports Park on Sunday and Casterton Sandford stamped its mark on the competition with a big victory over Kongorong in the opening clash.

The final 21-12-138 to zero scoreline showed no mercy, with five major scores in the opening term, followed up with seven in the second.

From there it was simply a matter of how big a margin and if Kongorong could score.

Bother questions were answered at the final siren, with the Cats putting on another nine major scores after the long break and Kongorong unable bother the scorers.

Emma Lynch and Claire Nolte kicked four majors each, while Scarlett Jarrad, Lauren Sykes and Charlotte Launder added three each.

Jarrad, Sykes, Launder, Nicola Clark and Erin Horsnell were best for the Cats, while Courtney Tait, Evie Sealey, Lexie Kermond, Jade Longbottom and Hannah Kuhl-Miller were Kongorong’s best.

The final game of the weekend saw the two top sides at the time go head-to-head, with the South Gambier juggernaut rolling on at the expense of Kalangadoo.

It appears little can derail the Demons, with Kendell Saffin dominant around the ball, while Simone Macdonald and Alice Tentye provide focal points up forward.

A solid opening term yielded three major scores for the hosts and just two behinds for the visitors.

Kalangadoo rallied somewhat in the second term with a goal but South responded with two majors to increase its lead.

It was a similar scenario in the third, with the Demons taking a 56-17 lead to the final stanza.

While a comfortable margin, South refused to back off, with another two majors in the last quarter while holding Kalangadoo scoreless to finish the game in style, with a 10.10-70 to 2.5-17 final scoreline.

Tentye and Macdonald kicked three goals each for the victors, while Madalyn Bonanno and Chloe Pratt contributed Kalangadoo’s only two majors.

Saffin, Emma MacDonald, Alexandra Lucas, Leonie Robertson and Simone MacDonald were named South’s best, while Lisa Fyfe, Jamie Ryan, Tara Jeffree, Cailtlin Storrie, Mikaila Pitt and Skye Graham were best for Kalangadoo.

The Demons remain undefeated at the top of the ladder, with Kybybolite up to second, Penola undefeated after two games in third and Kalangadoo down to fourth.