It was a great feeling to get our first win of the season in an 8 point victory over Woodville West Torrens. As we welcome back a few players from injury, the inclusion of Matilda Scholz, Lucy Armitage and Chelsea Packer to our young list saw us steady the momentum and enable us to execute a style of play that we want to execute and to show our team and individual weapons on the day.
Pleasingly, we applied the scoreboard pressure and were able to get reward for effort this week with our inside +16 entries, this is an area we will continue to work on in the coming weeks. We were able to score the first goal of the game through pure class of goal sneak Caitlyn Swanson who bent a ball along the ground from the boundary. Piper Window was unstoppable with her midfield craft racking up 23 disposals and 10 clearances for the game after winning the Round 1 Breakthrough Player nomination. Although WWT were able to hit the scoreboard, 2 goals to Chelsea Packer and 1 to Madi Freeman were enough to settle us into the third quarter break.
The last quarter was a tight tussle back and forth but overall a great team defensive effort was able to see us hold onto the win. 16 year old Poppy Scholz continued to shine off half back, with strong defensive support from recruit Serena Waters. Ellie Kellock again a staple in the midfield with support from Madi Freeman and pleasing for a wing to play a pivotal role in using the space to expose the opposition on the turnover.
Overall, a great team effort and a step in the right direction for our young women’s side as we continue to build towards the next game.
– Lexia Edwards, Head Coach
Final Score: Glenelg 5.6.36 def Woodville West Torrens 4.4.28
Goal kickers: C. Packer (2), L. Armitage, M. Freeman, C. Swanson
Best: P. Window, E.Kellock, M. Scholz, C. Packer, V. Patterson, E. Tyminski
Its rare in football you enjoy a four quarter effort and a complete team performance, however we witnessed this on Saturday which resulted in an 8 goal to 1 win against the Eagles. We have been focusing on fast starts which saw the tigers up 2 goals to nil at quarter time and continued with multiple goals in most quarters. The Eagles struggled with the run provided by Andi Moliere, Mel Hinge, Jess Hill and Annabelle Harris. Casie Coombe was too strong in the air whilst Sheridan Howell and Elouise Mackreth provided a good targets in attack. Amy Jones and Demi McCarthy enjoyed the delivery from Anja Bancevic in the ruck as did Madi Bennett until injury forced her from the ground in the third quarter. Tamsyn Morris continued on with her good form from last week impacting the game all over the ground. Looking forward to another four quarter effort against the Blues this coming Sunday and watching the girls progress in their development.
– Damian Kitschke, Development Coach
Final Score: Glenelg 8.5.53 def Woodville West Torrens 1.3.9
Goal kickers: E. Mackreth (2), A. Moliere, S. Howell, D. McCarthy, J. Hill, M. Walker, J. Horne
Tamsyn Morris, Demi McCarthy, Mel Hinge, Jess Hill, Casie Coombe, Andi Moliere