In-form Tigers dominate Hawks

In-form Tigers dominate Hawks

Tigers v Hawks

North Gambier put on a dominant display in its round six Limestone Coast Women’s Football League under 16 clash with the Hawks.

The two sides met at Hatherleigh Football Club with the Hawks hopeful they could upset an in-form Tigers side to claim their first win of the season.

However it was not to be with the Tigers dominating from the first bounce.

The Tigers controlled the ball the majority of the first quarter and the Hawks defence were under constant pressure.

North had a 28 point lead at quarter time with some inaccurate kicking serving to keep the Hawks in the match.

It was only two weeks ago the sides last met with the Hawks dealt a massive 100 point belting and it seemed the match was headed in a similar direction.

The Hawks needed a big second quarter to go into half time with a chance in the match.

The midfield battle was a closer one with the Hawks gaining some forward 50 entries.

The Hawks managed to impact the scoreboard for the first time with Imogen McLeod kicking a major. North suffered from some more inaccurate kicking with four behinds to go with the one goal for the quarter.

Despite some inaccurate kicking North still had a strong hold on the game at half time with a 31 point lead.

The third quarter was more of the same from the Tigers as they dominated possession and put the Hawks defenders under extreme pressure.

With a 51 point deficit the match was hardly in question at three quarter time, both sides came out giving their all in the final term as the Hawks looked for consolation goals while the Tigers looked for a percentage booster.

The Tigers were lethal in front of goal in the final quarter scoring three goals from four scoring shots to secure a 69 point win.

The Tigers best players were Maggie Collins, Kelsie Anderson, Mckayla Maney, Yenna Joyce, Grace Altschwager and Layla Sneath.

While the standouts for Hawks on a tough day were Aynslee Hayman, Kyla Gordon, Ruby Milich, Sophie Longbottom, Havana Beard and Lily Jacob.

Layla McPherson and Jenna Baron were excellent in front of goal kicking three goals each.

Hatherleigh v Kyby

Hatherleigh hosted the Kyby Tigers for their round six clash with the Eagles remaining undefeated after an excellent home performance.

A strong first quarter had Hatherleigh in prime position at quarter time with a 30 point lead, with Kyby held scoreless thanks to the heroics in the Eagles defence.

Hatherleigh continued to pile on the goals, kicking four more in the second quarter to take a 55 point lead into the main break.

Kyby came out in the second half with hopes it could fight its way back into the match but Hatherleigh showed why it is undefeated this season as it did not give the opposition an inch.

The Eagles scored a further five goals to take the lead to 86 points at three quarter time.

Kyby fought to the final siren but Hatherleigh was simply too good and ran out 108 point winners, keeping the Tigers scoreless once again in the final quarter while scoring three more goals of its own.

The highlights on a rough day for Kyby were Elise Hahn, Chloe Copping, Summer Batchelor, Jessica Cox, Sinead Legoe and Georgina Mahney.

While the match winners for Hatherleigh were Amber Chester, Piper Paul, Emily Denton, Lucy Crowe and Scarlett Zalme.

Chester has continued her incredible form in front of goal kicking eight of her side’s 16 goals and is eight goals clear on the goal kicking ladder.

Hatherleigh remains one win clear on top, while Kyby Tigers sit in third place.

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