• Jayden J Bartlett

2020 GSFLW U16 Girl's - Match Report


Willunga

Goal Kickers:

Best Players: B. Nye, E. Smith, R. Flanagan-Sjoberg, C. Perryman, C. Guilfoyle


Mt Compass:

Goal Kickers: K. Russell 3

Best Players: B. Boileau, K. Russell, L. Trueman, T. Connor, A. Keiper-Bament, K. Webb


Mt Compass claims the 2020 GSFLW U16 Girl’s Premiership after defeating Willunga by 19 points at Encounter Bay Oval.


It was a repeat of last year’s U16s Grand Final, only this time it was Mt Compass who came out the victors after holding the Demons goalless for the duration of the match, 3.2 (20) to 0.1 (1).


For the second year in a row, Brooke Boileau was named as the Best on Ground for the Bulldogs—while Kiahni Russell made her presence felt up-forward by kicking all of the Bulldogs’ three goals.


And it was these same two who stood-out during the opening quarter, with Russell booting the first goal of the match after just two minutes of play—while Boileau would lay a great tackle just minutes later to prevent a late rebound by Willunga.


With a 1.0 (6) to nothing lead at the first change—Mt Compass would continue to put Willunga’s defence under immense pressure, with only some desperate defending preventing a certain Mt Compass goal.


Willunga would eventually find some relief as Emily Smith was able to help rebound the ball with a run and carry along the wing. But this relief would be short-lived as Boileau would in-turn help the Bulldogs rebound out of defence just minutes later.


Another Demons attempt at a rebound would be thwarted thanks to a smoother at half back—but the Demons would eventually get the ball into attack, however with the ball just forty metres from their goal the siren would sound to send them into the main break facing a seven-point deficit.


The third term would see the Demons push for their first goal of the match, and this time they were able to keep the ball inside their forward 50 thanks to back to back intercept marks by Smith in just a minute.


This forward pressure would eventually give Willunga some reward, but it was only a minor score. With immense pressure around the ball, the footy stayed inside the Demons’ forward 50 for a total of two minutes but it only resulted in a behind.


A crunching tackle at half-forward by Carli Perryman would make sure the ball would stay in the Demon’s forward half, and this effort would have resulted in a goal—if it wasn’t for a goal-saving tackle by Boileau at the seventh minute mark.


Following suit, Shaneika Falzon would also lay a goal-saving tackle just metres from the Demons’ goal only minutes later—which ensured that the Bulldogs went into the final change with a narrow 1.1 (7) to 0.1 (1) lead.


Within the opening minute of the final term, the Bulldogs would once again look to go forward, but their kick inside 50 was intercepted by Perryman. But the Bulldogs would eventually push through for another behind—which came after exactly a minute of play.


Just four minutes of later however they would find the middle of the sticks—with Russell booting her second goal of the day, and the first since the second minute mark of the opening quarter.


But despite the score, the play of the day would come from Willunga, with Bride Nye not only smothering a Compass kick, but she also managed to steal it off the boot of her opponent and take off running.


But as was the theme for most of the day, Willunga’s rebound would be cut-short, and the Bulldogs’ would send the ball back inside their forward 50.


And once again, Russell would finish it off with her third goal of the day—which handed the Bulldogs’ a 3.2 (20) to 0.1 (1) win and the 2020 GSFLW U16 Girl’s Premiership.



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