Mundulla brings heat to footy competition

Mundulla brings heat to footy competition

The Limestone Coast Women’s Football League was back in action on Sunday after being absent for a week due to the heat.

Lots of great games were played on Sunday in Millicent with some big wins and upsets.

Penola v Kongorong

Penola and Kongorong kicked off the day with a hotly contested game.

The two teams brought their kicking boots to Millicent in the first quarter with six goals scored, with Kongorong in front at the first break by 13 points.

The goal scoring slowed down in the second term with Penola holding Kongorong scoreless, with the Eagles having five scoring shots but only coming away with one goal.

At half time the Hawks led the Eagles by only three points.

In the second half Penola locked in, only conceding a goal for the whole half.

Penola continued to give themselves opportunities to score in the third quarter, they had another five scoring shots in the quarter but once again only came away with one goal for the stanza.

In the fourth quarter the Eagles kicked up a gear and began to pile on the goals, kicking three to run away with the game.

Penola’s Heidi Berkin, Angela Broad and Simone MacDonald all contributed to the win, kicking two goals each.

Penola 7.11 (53) defeated Kongorong 5.2(32).

South Gambier v Casterton Sandford

South Gambier took down the undefeated Casterton Sandford in a classic of a game on Sunday.

The first quarter was neck and neck, with both sides kicking two goals each and the score tied at 14 points.

The Cats backline stood tall against the Demons in the second quarter, holding them scoreless.

The Cats however could not capitalise on the massive opportunity.

In the second quarter the Cats had six scoring shots but only kicked one goal, keeping the game in reach for the Dees.

By the end of the second quarter Casterton Sandford led by 11 points.

The third quarter only saw one goal from each team in an arm wrestle.

No side could build a convincing lead but the Cats still held a 10 point lead going into the final period.

South reached a new level in the fourth as they held the Cats to one point for the quarter.

After being in striking distance the whole game South came out firing, kicking two goals to edge the lead over the Cats.

As the clock ticked down the Dees held off the Cats to claim their first win of the season, taking down the Victorians by three points.

South Gambier’s co-captain Jarrah Altschwager led her team to victory by contributing three goals in the team’s first win.

South Gambier defeated Casterton Sandford 4.8(32) to 5.5(35).

Nangwarry v Mundulla

Mundulla made a statement by smashing Nangwarry on Sunday.

The Tigers came out hot in the first quarter, owning the football and creating a big lead.

The Tigers kicked five goals to start the game and finished the quarter with a 36 point lead.

In the second quarter the Tigers stood tall as they continued to hold Nangwarry scoreless.

Mundulla kept its foot on the pedal, kicking six goals in the quarter to bring the lead to 80 points by half time.

In the third quarter Nangwarry could not make anything happen as they continued their form from the first half.

Mundulla did not let the half time break slow down their momentum and refused to show any signs of sympathy towards the Saints.

By the end of the third quarter the Tigers kicked five goals and grew their lead to 113 points.

In the fourth quarter a positive for Nangwarry was they slowed down the Mundulla forwards from kicking goals.

Nangwarry held Mundulla to two goals for the quarter, a big improvement from the other three stanzas.

However, the damage had been done and Mundulla came away with the win.

Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger kicked five goals in the game, edging herself closer to the top spot for the leading goal kicker.

Mundulla remains undefeated with the win over Nangwarry 0.0(0) to 18.18(126).

Millicent v North Gambier

North Gambier remains undefeated following a win over Millicent on Sunday.

North started the game strong, kicking three goals straight for the quarter.

The Tigers backline held Millicent scoreless in the first to give them an 18-point lead.

North continued to apply pressure to Millicent in the second quarter, kicking four goals.

The Tigers kept the game in their hands by holding Millicent scoreless for a second straight quarter.

By half time Millicent was trailing by 45 points.

In the third quarter Millicent continued to trail as it was unsuccessful in scoring.

North on the other hand still kept the goals coming, kicking another three and taking a 69 point lead into the final period.

In the last quarter Millicent could only register a point while North continued to dominate the play, adding another two goals to their margin.

North Gambier’s Chloe Newton had another elite performance, kicking five goals and retaining her spot as the leading goal kicker.

The undefeated North Gambier defeated Millicent 0.1(1) to 12.12(84)

After round 4 North Gambier’s Chloe Newton leads the league in goals with 18.

Mundulla’s Brooke Ballinger is a close second with 11 goals and in third is North Gambier’s Alice Tentye with nine.

After Sunday’s games Mundulla remains first on the ladder with North Gambier right behind.

Both teams are undefeated but Mundulla has a better percentage.

Casterton Sandford dropped to third place with Penola moving up to fourth, taking Millicent’s spot who fell to fifth.

South Gambier jumps from last place to sixth place after their win.

Kybybolite, Kongorong and Nangwarry are in the bottom three, with all three teams still looking to register their first win.

In round 5 Kybybolite will host two games on Friday night.

The first game will be Penola and Nangwarry followed by the hosts Kybybolite playing Millicent to finish off the night.

On Sunday Mundulla will host the other two games for the round with Kongorong and South Gambier kicking off the day followed by Mundulla taking on Casterton Sandford. 

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