Crucial final round looms

Crucial final round looms

Round 8 of the LCWFL featured three exciting and close twilight games on Friday.

With only one round left of the regular home and away season the fight for the flag is about to begin in 

Nangwarry V Kybybolite
Nangwarry and Kybybolite kicked off a planned double header at Casterton on Friday night with the Tigers coming away with the win, despite the game not running its full course.

In the first quarter the Tigers came out looking to improve from last week’s performance.

The Saints could not stop the Tigers as they kicked eight goals in the quarter to set the tone of the game, holding a 54 point lead at the first 

Kyby continued to dominate in the second, holding Nangwarry scoreless again while booting three goals.

At half time the Tigers had a 75 point lead.

In the second half Kyby kept the pressure up, taking eight scoring shots and converting four goals to hold a 103 point lead.

However the match was unable to be finished after a Nangwarry player was seriously injured, with the last quarter abandoned.

Kybybolite’s Taylor Ryan had herself a great performance Friday night, kicking five goals in the win.

The second match at Island Park between the host Casterton Sandford and North Gambier was 

Millicent V Kongorong
Millicent took on Kongorong in the first match of the double header played at Millicent, with the Hawks coming out on top in the competitive game.

Millicent started the game with a small lead, kicking two goals in the first quarter.

The Hawks had opportunities in the first quarter to score goals but only came away with two points.

After one quarter of play the Saints were up by 11 points.

In the second quarter, Kongorong continued to struggle in front of goals, only scoring a single goal from five scoring shots.

Millicent kept its lead with a goal of its own in the second and headed into the half time break with a seven point lead.

In the third quarter the Hawks began to find some consistency, kicking two goals.

The Saints struggled to compete with the Hawks as they found themselves losing their lead after a one point quarter and at the last break Kongorong held a five point lead.

The Hawks built off their third quarter success by holding the Saints goalless in the final term, closing out the game by kicking another two goals.

Kongorong’s Jade Longbottom and Eadie Mustart both had great games on Friday night, kicking two goals each in the win.
Mundulla V Penola
Mundulla took on Penola in the final game at Millicent with Mundulla remaining invincible after a shaky start to the game.

In the first quarter both sides started the game well with accurate kicking, however Penola edged out a lead by kicking two goals to Mundulla’s one.

Penola had a six point lead heading into the second quarter, which was the first time all season that Mundulla trailed in a game after one quarter.

In the second period the Tigers locked in and held the Eagles scoreless, taking the lead by kicking two goals to hold a six point lead at the long break.

Penola seemed to lose its first quarter spark from the first quarter, only registering one point for the quarter.

The Tigers improved from their first half performance by kicking three goals in the quarter, building their lead to have a 23 point buffer at the last break.

In the final term Penola had a couple of opportunities to cut the Tigers’ lead but could not convert scoring opportunities and only came away with two points.

Mundulla also struggled kicking goals in the fourth, only registering four points from four scoring shots.

Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger had another great performance kicking three goals.

After round 8 Penola’s Angela Broad has now tied the leading goal kicker race with North Gambier’s Chloe Newton with 19 goals each.

Still in the mix in third is Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger with 18 goals.

With one round left before the finals begin Mundulla remains undefeated and sits top on the ladder.

North Gambier remains second and Kybybolite moves up to third with its win.

Penola dropped to fourth and Casterton Sandford fell to fifth.

Kongorong is in sixth, followed by South Gambier and Millicent, with Nangwarry sitting last and still looking for its first win.

Nangwarry and Penola will be host of round 9 next Sunday.

Casterton Sandford and Millicent kick off the day at Nangwarry followed by the hosts facing North Gambier.

At Penola Kybybolite takes on Kongorong in the first game of the double header with Penola and South Gambier finishing the round.

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