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Preliminary Match Reports

3rd September, 2022

Hosted by South Clare at Blyth


Result: RSMU 42 v Min Man 39

A physical and fast paced contest to start the game with both teams capitalising on their turnovers making it even going into the first break. Key match ups saw cousins Makenzie Schoenberg and Abby Griffiths having a strong tussle in the Min Man’s goal circle. Leah Carling fought hard for possession of the ball down the mid court, and Hawk’s Sophie Griffiths presented well in the goal ring. Both teams fought hard until the end but the Hawks took away the win by three goals.


Result: BSR 42 d Eudunda/Robertstown 40

Both teams came out firing with nothing to lose. Tigers found themselves chasing their tail in the first quarter with tips and touches from Saint’s Mem Dunstan giving the Saints the early lead by three at the end of the first quarter. Accurate shooting from BSR’s Lucy Meyer and Saints Molly Bruhn for the whole game. BSR came out firing in the second, capitalizing on the Saints turnovers narrowing the lead back to two goalsat half time. Experienced Saints Kristen Winders and agile Tiger Lucy Dare were a great match up in the middle. It went goal for goal in the third quarter with changes by BSR making all the difference. The Saints held strong in the third quarterwith an incredible defensive game by Mem Dunstan which gave them a lead of four at the final break. BSR had nothing to lose coming into the final quarter, with full court pressure and composure when it mattered taking the win by two goals.They opened up their attack line with accurate shooting and consistent feeding from Sophie Goss and intense one on one pressure from young talent Krystal Rains.


Result: Blyth/Snowtown 55 d RSMU 39

This game was always going to be a tight hard contest between two teams who had played two close games throughout the season. RSMU opened quickly taking early control with Tegan Prizibilla and Georgie Rowett in the attacking goal circle accurate with their attempts. An early change for the Cats saw Sophie Angel enter the game but RSMU held a three goal lead to the first break. BlythSnowtown came out from quarter time and piled on a 14 to six goals through their full court defensive game and turnovers by Cherie Stirling in WA. The third quarter was even with both teams desperate to hold sway going into the last. Donna Stewart was unstoppable in goals for Blyth Snowtown and RSMU had no answers to slow her down. Blyth Snowtown put their foot down in the last running away with a much deserved and convincing win.


Result: Blyth/Snowtown 49 d MinMan 32

Physical presence by Min Min with the height of their GS Emma Koch working to their advantage. Cats settled with great feeding by Cats Kristen Carling and took a three goal lead at quarter time. Min Mans Georgia Gosse worked hard through the centre driving the ball down and Gabbi Scobie fed well all day. Cats patience into their ring and great shooting by Nicola Ross stretched their lead to six at half time. Min Man’s Kerry Hadley was showing strong presence in the goal ring, but Charlie Jacka stood up to continue to stretch the lead. Cats Kayla Freebairn and Bernie Altmann turned over vital balls and ran away with a 17 goal win.


Result: North Clare 49 d BSR 40

A great game by both teams. North won the toss and scored the first goal for the game, with an even contest between both sides the score was even at the end of the first quarter. North came out firing in the second half and dominated play with North’s Carly Marshall driving the ball down the court. BSR’s Sarah Pilkington and North’s Marie Mullighan tussled for the ball, Amy Trengove was strong in the centre. North lead by 15 at half time. BSR put pressure on North down the court and tried to claw back, but North were too strong on the day


Result: RSMU 46 d MinMan 32

A fast contested start to the game, with RSMU C Amanda Vandeleur creating a turnover from the beginning. Min Man goalie Olive Charnstrom held and shot accurately, causing RSMU GK Emily Heathfield defending strong. An injury through the second quarter caused a changeup for RSMU but they settled and worked well as a team. Min Man found their feet in the second half and were more competitive. Min Man GD Tylah Quick applied great pressure on RSMU GA Georgia Eggart who fed beautifully to GS Nicole Saunderson who shot very accurate. RSMU mid-court chased and picked up spare balls and gave great drive down the court, with RSMU capitalising and following through with a 14-goal-win.


Result: ManMan 38 d Eudunda/Robertstown 37

Saints came out focused and strong in attack, with Savanna Laucke and Makaya Sauer shooting accurately and holding their ground. Daisy Duncan read balls well, but Saints continued to stay strong with their defence shutting down Min Mans attack to take a five goal lead. Min Man made changes with Charlie Ross moving back into goals, giving confidence to their team. Min Man were more settled in the second playing with more composure, winning the quarter by one to be within four goals at half time. Third quarter Min Man came out strong with Charlie Ross and Indi Mitchell on their game. With tight contests by all down the court, pressure was felt by all with both sides wanting the ball equally. Saints were up by four leading into the final quarter. Final quarter Min Man took charge and turned intercepts into goals. It was a goalies quarter with great shooting by Indi Mitchell and Charlie Ross for Min Man, and Makaya Sauer and Savanna Laucke for Eudunda Robertstown. An intense goal for goal final quarter, Min Man took the lead with whistle blowing in the Saints goal circle. Min Man took the win by one.


Result: Eudunda/Robertstown 30 d BBH 19

Saints started well with strong defensive pressure and accurate shooting by Charlotte Nietschke and Zoe Neal in goals. Leni Geister from Eudunda Robertstown forced turnovers in the mid court giving Saints multiple scoring opportunities to come out with a five goal lead at quarter time. BBH made changes, moving Darcie Opperman into GS who worked well with Anna Schuppan, creating more scoring opportunities for the Rams in the second quarter. However, Saints were too strong with defenders Demi Mosey and Jaz Williams working well in defence and allowing Saints to increase their lead throughout the game to come out with a convincing win and land a spot in the grand final.


Result: South Clare 31 d RSMU 21

RSMU started the game determined, taking an early lead straight from the start. Shooters Ryleigh Senar and Emmison Heinrich worked incredibly well together along with centre Jemma Miller to push further in front and take a confident lead of eight into half time. South turned up the defence in the second half, lead strongly by GD Maddison Wehr, working hard to give shooters Cassidy Maloney and Isla Manhood plenty of opportunities in the goal circle of which they were able to capitalise. After a hard fought game, South Clare will progress into the grand final to take on minor premiers Min Man after a ten point win.


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