GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Eleven
Round Eleven was a sweet and sour weekend for Goolwa; while Strathalbyn rejoined the winners list as did Mt Compass who, like Willunga, registered a strong win.
Goolwa looked to have caused one of the upsets of the season as they knocked off a star studded McLaren outfit; only to have their two points taken off them for allegedly playing an unregistered player (the player's transfer was still pending). While it is not the best outcome from Goolwa's perspective, the fact that they managed to defeat perhaps the strongest McLaren line-up this season shows that the Magpies are certainly headed on the right track.
Willunga versus Yankalilla, a match that once would have been more one sided than a giraffe in a height contest; turned out to be one of the best matches of the weekend. Although, it didn't start out that way as Willunga booted four unanswered goals during the opening term--a margin they would keep for the remainder of the match. The Tigers did slightly close the gap midway through the match, but they just couldn't make up for Willunga's head start, 4.4 (28) to 8.2 (50).
Playing in just her second match this season; Elke 'the Moose' Jarvis moved up forward where she finished with five of Mt Compass's thirteen goals. Encounter Bay managed to minimise most of the damage during the opening half, but the Bulldogs managed to boot nine unanswered goals during the final half to breeze home to a 13.10 (88) to 0.0 (0) win.
Victor Harbor butted heads with Strathalbyn during the opening term, with the quarter time score reading one goal to four in favour of the Roosters. From there onwards it was all Strathalbyn's way as the visitors kicked eight goals over the next three terms while only conceding one behind to win, 12.10 (82) to 1.1 (7).
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Demi Sharp
Vice-Captain: Katrice Turner
This week's team is one of the more evenly spread sides to date, with all sides bar sitting with at least two named players. But it is Willunga who leads the way with five named players.
Two of the competition's finest talents earn the leadership roles of our Round 11 Team of the Week. Mt Compass's Demi Sharp earns the honour of Captain after kicking three goals during a Best on Ground performance for the Bulldogs.
The Vice-Captain is Willunga's Round 11 Best on Ground, Katrice Turner who continued her best season to date with yet another impressive performance in the white and red.
Headlining this week's forward line is our Round 11 Captain, Demi Sharp. The Mt Compass on-baller certainly made her presence felt on the scoreboard with three goals while also being a strong presence around the ground.
Demi isn't the only Mt Compass player to join the attack this week, with Elke Jarvis making it two Team of the Week appearances from two games this season. Providing the Bulldogs with some Moose magic up forward, Elke finished with a career-high five goals.
Strathalbyn got their season back on track and it was helped by this duo of Rooster forwards, Indi Miller and Emily Cozamanis, who combined for six goals during their big Round 11 win.
From a Rooster pair to a Bulldogs pair; the final two spots belong to a pair of exciting Demons. Shae Archbold, the prospect, finished with a round-high tally of six goals while her Willunga teammate, the ever-reliable Kristen Rothwell, finished third best for the Dees.
Rucking duties this week belong to McLaren's premiership ruck, Jessica Veasey, and joining her on the wing is fellow 2020 premiership Eagle, Tahlita Buethke.
The other wing is home to one of the standout players of this season, Goolwa's Asha Bell, who added yet another Best on Ground accolade to her ever-growing list of achievements.
The middle is home to our Vice-Captain, Katrice Turner, who had another signature impact for the Demons during Round 11; a performance that we have become accustomed to by now.
The final two spots in the on-ball division belong to Yankalilla's gun recruit, Charlotte Dolan, and Mt Compass's Amy Taylor--the latter of which has been commendated by her teammates for her assists during Round 11.
Strathalbyn's Courtney Mesecke makes another appearance in our Team of the Week backline after impressing during the Roosters' much-needed win.
Likewise, Courtney Gutschmidt also makes another appearance in our side, the basketball convert has really found her footing with Willunga. She is not the only Demon to join the backline as the exciting young-gun defender, Carli Perryman, also makes an appearance this week.
Yankalilla's Tegan Cross, a member of the 2020 GSFLW MWM Team of the Year, also joins what looks to be one of the most sturdy backlines that we have named this season.
The final two spots down back belong to the versatile Kangaroo, Daisy Blencowe, and
Yankalilla young gun, Jemma Ellis, joins the rotations as our second ruck; the versatile Tiger was one of several standouts in the yellow and black despite the game's end result. Continuing with the young-gun theme, Victor Harbor's Jaimee Millard makes another Team of the Week appearance after finishing second best for the Kangaroos.
Two talented on-ballers round out this week's rotations; with Goolwa's Amber McKinlay joining Yankalilla's consistent performer, Nari Wright.
The final two spots in our Round 11 GSFLW MWM Team of the Week belong to Encounter Bay's Best on Ground, Amber Grahame, and Mt Compass's Georgina Thomas.
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