North dominance continues with big victory over Hawks

North dominance continues with big victory over Hawks

Kongorong v North Gambier

Kongorong and North Gambier kicked off round 2 of the Limestone Coast AFL Women’s League season with North continuing its dominance from last week with a win over the Hawks.

Both teams shared time with the ball in the first, but the Tigers were able to break away early and kick two goals, with the Hawks only down by 13-points heading into the second quarter.

Kongorong showed some fight in the second quarter, getting a goal and putting some pressure on the Tigers.

The Tigers did not show any signs of stress as they kicked three more goals in the second quarter and started to pull away, going into halftime with a 25-point lead..

The Tigers showed why they are the team to beat this season, holding the Hawks scoreless in the third while adding two more goals to the scoreboard.

The Hawks were looking at a 39-point deficit going into the final quarter.

The Tigers continued their reign over the Hawks, keeping them goalless for the entire second half.

The Tigers continued to control the game, kicking two goals to finish the fourth quarter.

North Gambier’s Alice Tentye put on a show at Blue Lake Sports Park, contributing five goals in the win.

Kongorong’s Jasmin McKinnon was the Hawks’ lone goal scorer.

North Gambier defeated Kongorong 9.8 (62) to 1.2 (8).

Millicent v Nangwarry

Nangwarry started their 2024 season on a sour note, losing to Millicent at Blue Lake Sports Park.

Millicent started off strongly in the first quarter, holding the Saints scoreless.

After being held goalless the prior week, Millicent’s forward line used that for motivation as they kicked four goals and finished the first quarter with a 25-point lead.

Nangwarry bounced back from their previous quarter, kicking their first goal for the season.

The Saints were able to slow down Millicent in the second quarter holding them to only one goal for the stanza.

However, Nangwarry needed to put together an excellent second half as they found themselves down by 27-points at the main break.

Millicent locked in to begin the second half, putting up three goals in the quarter and holding the Saints scoreless, going into the final quarter up by 50 points.

Millicent put its foot on the pedal, controlling the ball and keeping Nangwarry scoreless for a second consecutive quarter.

Millicent continued to light it up in front of goals, kicking another four goals to finish the game.

Millicent’s Alannah Pratt had a good game, helping Millicent get its first win for the season.

Millicent defeated Nangwarry 12.11 (83) to 1.1 (7).

Kybybolite v Casterton Sandford

Casterton Sanford managed a gritty win over Kybybolite at Blue Lake Sports Park on Sunday.

The game started slowly for both teams as they struggled all day in front of goals.

The Cats were able to edge a small lead in the first quarter, kicking the only goal for the period, to lead by eight at the first change.

The Tigers bounced back in the second quarter getting a goal of their own.

The Cats had many scoring opportunities in the second quarter, but could not capitalise and finished the quarter goalless.

It was tight at the end of the first half with the Cats only leading by five points.

The Cats’ kicking struggles continued in the second half as they had five shots on target but only managed to slot one goal.

The Cats’ backline stepped up big in the second half, keeping the Tigers scoreless in the third quarter, with the Victorians up by 15 heading into the last quarter.

The hopes of a Tigers comeback was crushed in the fourth quarter as the Cats contained the play in their half for a majority of the stanza.

The Cats started to show a bit of consistency in front of goal as they kicked three goals in the final quarter.

Casterton’s Madalene Cleary finished the day as the team’s leading goal scorer with Kybybolite’s single goal scorer being Jamie Wachtel.

Casterton Sandford defeated Kybybolite 5.16 (46) to 1.2 (8).

South Gambier v Mundulla

Mundulla came away with a gutsy win over South Gambier on Sunday at Blue Lake Sports Park.

Both teams start the game slowly with the Demons unable to get on the scoreboard in the first quarter.

Mundulla was able to get some things working as they kicked the only goal for the quarter, giving them an eight point lead at the first break.

The Demons stayed in striking distance throughout the second quarter as they only conceded one goal and a point for the quarter.

The Demons had a chance to catch up to the Tigers but they could only come away with a point.

The game remained close heading into the half time break, with Mundulla leading by 14 points.

The third quarter stayed a close contest with neither team able to kick a goal.

Mundulla had a few opportunities to build their lead but they could not connect on some shots at goal, only managing three minor scores.

South Gambier finished the quarter scoreless and trailed at three quarter time by 17 points.

Mundulla reached a new level in the fourth quarter as they started to make some noise, kicking four goals and putting the game out of reach for the Demons.

The Demons could only manage to score a point to finish the quarter.

Both teams fought hard all day with South Gambier’s co-captain Jarrah Altschwager putting in a great performance for the team.

Mundulla’s Kellsie Turner helped her team get the win by contributing with a goal.
Mundulla defeated South Gambier 6.8 (44) to 0.2 (2).

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