Tigers too strong for young Dees

VIABLE OPTION: North Gambier's Kelly Lockwood beckons for the ball in a one-on-one with South Gambier defender Sophie Wight. Picture: JAMES MURPHY


It was a game to forget for South Gambier on the weekend with North Gambier dominating every quarter to secure an impressive 50-goal victory.

It was a story of supply as North not only generated 96 scoring opportunities, but all three players who took on a shooting role finished with great accuracy.

Kelly Lockwood recorded only four misses, including a perfect eight from eight in the final quarter, while Macey Griffith only missed four as well.

Mischa Human proved to be another strong target at the post netting 32 goals from 38 attempts in another stunning performance.

In contrast, South was only able to generate 50 scoring shots, so it was always going to be an uphill battle to be competitive.

Mel Renko at North’s wing defence and Brianna Walters – who ran both centre and wing attack – dominated the mid court with their hard running and willingness to work hard with and without the ball.

Meanwhile, the South frontline also found it hard to find a way through Lauran Norman, Stella Mobbs and Ava Collins, who all took a role in the defensive circle for the Tigers.

North had the better of every quarter, leading by 11 at the first change, 27 at half time, 35 at the final change and then finishing with an 82-32 scoreline.

The Tigers’ ball movement was electric and South had no answers as Walters and Kaitlin Egan continually found the circle’s edge, finding Lockwood, Griffith and Human in space time and time again.

In contrast, South was unable to link up with any efficiency, courtesy of an all-court defensive effort from the Tigers that was relentless for four quarters.

Circle defender Ellie Bouchier has been a stand out for the Demons all season and was again South’s best, while Gracie Dalton battled hard in goals.