Big scores help shape ladder

Big scores help shape ladder

This week in the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League several games featured big scores from teams looking to assert themselves as title contenders as games were played at Mundulla and Kybybolite.

Nangwarry v Casterton Sandford

Nangwarry and Casterton Sandford kicked off the first game at Kybybolite on Sunday with the Cats coming away with a big bounce back win.

The Cats held Nangwarry scoreless in the first quarter and gave themselves a comfortable lead by kicking seven goals, establishing a 46 point lead.

In the second quarter Nangwarry improved on its first quarter performance, only letting the Cats kick three goals.

Although the Saints slowed down the Cats’ attack they still struggled to put points on the board as they found themselves scoreless for a second quarter.

At half time all hope was gone for the Saints as the Cats held a 68 point lead.

Going into the third the Cats did not skip a beat, kicking five goals straight, continuing to keep Nangwarry in check, holding them without a score in the quarter.

By the end of the third quarter the Cats held a 98 point lead.

Heading into the final term Casterton Sandford continued to keep the intensity high as they kicked another five goals to finish the game.

Casterton Sandford had a great team win over Nangwarry with 12 players registering a goal. Casterton Sandford defeated Nangwarry 20.14 (134) to 0.0 (0).

Millicent v Penola

Millicent and Penola started the day off in Mundulla on Sunday with Penola coming up with a big win to improve to second place.

In the first quarter Penola picked up where it left off from last week, kicking four goals and keeping Millicent scoreless.

After one quarter Millicent found itself looking at a 27 point deficit.

In the second the Eagles continued to pile on the goals, kicking five.

The Saints’ goal kicking struggles continued from last week as they were unsuccessful in scoring in the first half and at half time Penola held a 62 point lead.

In the third quarter the Eagles continued to dominate the contest but struggled in front of goal, having six scoring shots but only coming away with one goal to show for it.

The Eagles still won the quarter as they held the Saints scoreless for a third straight period.

In the final stanza Penola fixed its goal kicking problems by bagging eight, adding to the amazing quarter by holding Millicent scoreless for all four quarters.

Penola’s Angela Broad and Simone MacDonald came up big in the game, both players kicked four goals in the win. Penola defeated Millicent 18.18 (126) to 0.0 (0)

Kybybolite v South Gambier

Kybybolite and South Gambier closed out the day at Kybybolite with Kyby coming away with a big win.

In the first quarter the Tigers started off hot kicking four goals, while South could only manage a single point in reply to trail by 24 points at the break.

In the second the Tigers built off their first quarter success, kicking another four goals and starting to pull away from South as they struggled to register a score.

At half time Kyby held a 50 point lead and had set a tough task for South to come back from.

In the third quarter the Demons improved defensively as they held the Tigers to only one goal.

Although the Demons had a great defensive quarter they continued to struggle putting points on the board and only came away with one point in the period, to be down by 56 points.

South could not replicate its third quarter efforts, letting the Tigers kick three unanswered goals.

Kybybolite’s Elle Treloar had a great performance on Sunday, kicking three goals in the win. Kybybolite defeated South Gambier 12.8 (80) to 0.2 (2).

Mundulla v North Gambier

Mundulla and North Gambier finished off the round in Mundulla in a highly anticipated match between two undefeated sides.

Both sides started well in the opening quarter, with each team scoring.

Mundulla edged out a slender lead over North, heading into the second quarter with a seven point buffer.

The second quarter was another competitive period with both teams putting up goals, with North kicking two and Mundulla three.

Mundulla headed into half time with a 17 point lead.

In the third quarter Mundulla locked in defensively, holding North scoreless – the first time North has been held scoreless this season.

Mundulla added to its lead, kicking six goals straight to hold a 53 point lead at the last break.

Mundulla doubled down and again kept North scoreless, closing out the game by kicking four goals.

Mundulla’s Melody Maddern helped her side win by kicking five goals in the game. Mundulla defeated North Gambier 15.10 (100) to 3.1 (19).

With round 6 done and dusted North Gambier’s Chole Newton keeps her spot as the leading goal kicker with 18 goals.

Penola’s Angela Broad moves to second with 15 goals and Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger drops to third with 14.

Mundulla remains undefeated and atop the ladder.

Penola moves to second with North Gambier falling to third.

Casterton Sandford remains fourth with Kybybolite keeping its spot at fifth.

Kongorong sits sixth with Millicent and South keeping their spots at seventh and eighth.

Nangwarry sits alone at ninth, still looking for its first win.

Next Sunday Kongorong will host three games, Penola and North Gambier, Millicent and South Gambier and Kongorong and Nangwarry. Kybybolite will host its game against Mundulla.

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