Hawks fly high with big win

Hawks fly high with big win

Round 5 of the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League featured plenty of big scores with some switch ups on the ladder, with several teams claiming their first win.

Penola v Nangwarry

Penola continued its ripper form from last week as it tore apart Nangwarry on Friday night at Kybybolite.

In the first quarter the Eagles wasted no time taking control of the game.

Penola’s backline stood strong against Nangwarry, holding the Saints scoreless for the quarter.

Penola capitalised on the opportunity and gained a comfortable lead, kicking five goals in the quarter, to lead by 33 points at the first break

In the second quarter the Eagles continued their run from the first, holding Nangwarry scoreless for a second quarter.

The Eagles had one of their best quarters this season, kicking seven straight goals in the quarter.

By half time Penola had the game in the bag, holding a 75 point lead.

Penola continued its first half intensity in the third quarter, leaving Nangwarry with no answer to the Eagles’ forwards as they added another six goals to the scoreboard.

By the end of the quarter Penola’s lead grew to 113 points, heading into the final term.

In the fourth stanza Penola had already wrapped up the game but that did not slow the Eagles down from putting the finishing touches on the match.

Penola held Nangwarry scoreless for the whole game and added another three goals to its total.

Eagles star goal kicker Angela Broad closed in on the top spot for leading goal kicker after Friday’s game, kicking five goals in the thumping.

Penola defeated Nangwarry 21.10 (136) to 0.0 (0) to move to third on the ladder.

Kybybolite v Millicent

Kybybolite took on Millicent in the second game of the Friday night double header at Kybybolite.

In the first quarter both sides started off slow with the Tigers edging out a small lead by kicking a goal while keeping Millicent scoreless.

After a quarter of play Kybybolite held a nine point lead and kept the game close for Millicent to bounce back in the second.

The Tigers improved from their first quarter performance and started to pile on the goals, kicking five and starting to leave Millicent in the dust.

At the halftime break Kybybolite held a 40 point lead.

In the third quarter Millicent did a much better job at slowing down the Tigers, keeping them to two goals for the stanza.

However, Millicent’s scoring problems continued as the Saints found themselves without a goal in the third quarter.

At the start of the fourth quarter Kybybolite had the game in the bag with a 54 point lead.

The Tigers kicked another two goals to close out the game.

Mundulla’s Taylor Ryan had an elite performance Friday night, kicking four goals.

With this victory Kybybolite got their first win, defeating Millicent 10.10 (70) to 0.0 (0).

Kongorong v South Gambier

Kongorong and South kicked off the Sunday afternoon double header at Mundulla.

In the first quarter both sides struggled to get any scoreboard pressure with Kongorong kicking the only goal for the quarter.

South only managed one point for the quarter to trail by five points.

In the second quarter Kongorong started to build a lead, kicking three goals.

However the Demons remained within striking distance as they put a goal on the scoreboard.

At halftime Kongorong held a 17 point lead.

In the third quarter Kongorong kicked up a gear and South could not keep up, with the Hawks holding the Demons to just one point while kicking five goals.

At three quarter time Kongorong had a 47 point lead, setting a tough task for the Demons to come back.

South showed some fight in the final period, holding Kongorong to one goal.

This will be something that South will look to continue with next week.

A big player in the game was Kongorong’s Eadie Mustart who helped the team with the win by kicking three goals.

Kongorong finally came away with its first win for the season, defeating South Gambier 10.2 (62) to 1.2 (8).

Mundulla v Casterton Sandford

Mundulla closed out the round defeating Casterton Sandford on Sunday afternoon at Mundulla.

Mundulla started the game strong, giving themselves an early lead by kicking three goals in the quarter and holding a 21 point lead.

In the second quarter the Cats struggled to stop Mundulla as the Tigers kicked five goals in to put the game out of reach, taking a half-time lead of 53 points.

Mundulla continued to dominate the game, holding the Cats scoreless for a third straight quarter while kicking three goals to establish a 71 point lead.

In the fourth quarter the Cats continued to struggle stopping Mundulla’s goal kickers as they kicked five goals to come away with the victory.

One of Mundulla’s top performers was Chelsea Packer who kicked five goals in the win.

After Sunday’s game Mundulla is a hot favourite for the flag as it remains undefeated with the win over Casterton Sandford 16.8(104) to 0.0(0).

With round 5 in the books North Gambier’s Chloe Newton remains the leading goal kicker with 18 goals.

Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger is still chasing with 12 goals and Penola’s Angela Broad is right behind her with 11 goals.

Mundulla remains top of the ladder undefeated with North Gambier second after the bye, also undefeated.

Penola moved up to third with its win with Casterton Sandford falling one place to fourth after a loss.

Kybybolite jumped to fifth after a win with Kongorong moving up as well to sixth.

Millicent drops all the way down to seventh and South falls to eighth.

Nangwarry remains last and still looking for its first win.

Round 6 will see two games at Kybybolite and two games at Mundulla again.

Nangwarry and Casterton Sandford will kick off the double header at Kybybolite followed by the hosts taking on South Gambier.

At Mundulla, Millicent will play Penola to begin the day with the top of the table clash finishing off the day with North Gambier facing off against Mundulla.

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