Our round two clash with the Bays seen us make the dreaded trek to Yankalilla, where we were graced with clear skies and sunshine. With a large number of girls out this weekend, we had young Springhall in a bundle of nerves. The girls played with the bare 16 and got off to a bit of a slow start, but the youngsters stepped up and it developed into a cohesive team game.
First quarter was a bit of a scrap fest with no team ready to step up and make the most of their possessions. The mid field ran their legs off, with no opportunity for a rest on the bench. The defensive line were determined to keep the Bays scoreless but managed to concede one behind, while the forwards put some spare change on the board putting us in the lead by two points into the 1st break.
The Lady Roosters copped somewhat of a spray from Coach Springa, getting them up and about for the second quarter. The defensive line lead by the veteran Eattsy, Grant, Skinner and Summerill, provided a solid wall across the centre allowing Bays to score just one behind. The courageous play from new recruits Morris and King putting their heads over the footy ensured we were first to it. This linked up seamlessly with the continuous run from onballer Wallace and high forward Bell to transition into our forward 50 and young gun Miller slotting the first major of the match. Lady Roosters into the half time break 1.3 to Bay 0.2.
Returning from the long break, the Roosters found their groove and team cohesion. Finding space and hitting up the free players, the Ladies showed some passages of outstanding play providing opportunities to Stevens and Bell who kicked a snag a piece. Our backs holding strong once more to keep the Bays scoreless in the third term, it was the Roosters 3.4, Bays 0.2.
Unsure what was said by the great man at three quarter time, but the ladies geared into over drive. Every player fearless. Running harder, faster, stronger. Tucker got the final term off and running with her first for the match. A goal attempt across the face and strong body work by Howe allowed her to soccer once through for six. Gallant efforts again by Finch running ruck all day, finding a bit left in the tank to slot a major in the dying minutes of the match. Although it was Tucker with her second snag in the final term to seal the deal for the Lady Roosters, 7.6, Bays 0.3.
Goal Kickers: Tucker (2), Miller, Stevens, Bell, Howe and Finch.
Bests: 1st Jaymie Hammond 2nd Morgan Tucker 3rd Chelsea Stevens 4th Indie Miller 5th Tia Finch 6th Mel Buttery
Next Match: The Lady Roosters are playing HOST next weekend. So there is no excuse not to get down to the best oval in the Great Southern League and support the Ladies to get them over the line against Victor Harbor. Venue: Strathalbyn When: Sunday 31st March Time: 1.40 PM Vs: Victor Harbor.
Open Women Ladder
|4||Goolwa/Pt Elliott Women||2|
|6||Mt Compass Women||2|
|7||Victor Harbor Women||0|
|8||Encounter Bay Women||0|