• Jayden J Bartlett

GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Five

The Eagles and Magpies soar, while the Tigers and Kangaroos are left winless after their clash ended in a draw.

McLaren kicked off the weekend’s action with a comprehensive 60-point win over Mt Compass, 10.7 (67) to 1.1 (7). Playing on their home deck, the Eagles flew out of the box with 4 unanswered goals in the opening term to set up their big win.

Lauren Reynolds was the standout of this clash, with her 5 goals being the highest tally from the weekend. Katrina Munzberg and Ally Bailey were also impressive for the Eagles. As for Mt Compass, Georgina Thomas and Amy Vitkunas stood as their main 2 standouts of the weekend.

Frustrating, thrilling, tough: all words that can be used to describe the draw between Victor Harbor and Yankalilla that sees both sides continue to sit winless this season, 5.4 (34) to 5.4 (34). The see-sawing affair saw the Tigers lead at the first 2 breaks, before being forced to come from behind to draw.

Tegan Cross and Chloe Howlett were among the Tiger products that impressed, while Skye Kartinyeri-Sumner was once again the biggest and best performer in the blue and white.

After Round Five had a blow out and a draw: the Goolwa and Strathalbyn game ended somewhere in-between with 12 points separating the Magpies from their opponents at the final siren, 4.3 (27) to 2.3 (15). The Magpies’ fast-start was enough to keep the Roosters at an arm’s length for the majority of the match.

Kate Moore was the best in the black and white. The veteran, Alana Browne, and the rising star, Indiana Quaremba, were also impressive for Goolwa. Tess Huxtable was Strathalbyn’s main highlight, while Courtney Mesecke was back at her usual brilliance.

Scroll down to see the Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.

Captain: Lauren Reynolds

Vice-Captain: Kate Moore



Spearheading the attack this week is Lauren Reynolds, who earned Best on Ground honours for McLaren after booting 5 of their 10 goals on the weekend. She is joined up forward by a McLaren teammate in Ruby Flanagan-Sjoberg who has continued to develop into something promising.

Speaking of promising players, Goolwa’s Indiana Quaremba was a standout performer on the weekend. Not only did she play well, but Quaremba’s 2 goals helped see the Magpies over the line.

Tess Huxtable, Strathalbyn’s recruit, showed a glimpse of what got her selected onto a SANFLW list by earning Best on Ground honours for the Roosters.

It is not often that we get to see Yankalilla forwards make this side, which is a shame since Madi Munro can certainly kick goals – and, for evidence, Munro kicked 2 of the Tigers’ 5 on the weekend. Likewise, Natasha Fairhurst from Victor Harbor found the goals for the Kangaroos as well – and she finished with 2 of their 5.


Rucking duties belong to Georgina Thomas; who was one of the Mt Compass standouts from a weekend where highlights for the Bulldogs were few and far between.

The reigning Grand Finalists dominate this week’s midfield selections. A mixture of SANFLW and GSFLW experienced talent was on full display for the Eagles on the weekend with names such as Katie Whish, Katrina Munzberg and Ally Bailey all playing impressively.

On the outside is Goolwa’s Kerrie-Ann Moon whose performance on the wing for the Magpies was one of several highlights for the black and white.

And rounding out the engine room this week is the Victor Harbor star, Skye Kartinyeri-Sumner. This Kangaroo on-baller was at it again on the weekend, with her on-ball efforts earning herself another Best on the Ground accolade.


Goolwa’s defensive strength was displayed on the weekend as they managed to hold off the fast-finishing Roosters. Their key defenders were particularly solid down back, with Caitlin Curyer and Kate Moore impressing; the latter of whom was labelled as the Magpies' Best on Ground.

Amelia Sartor, the Mt Compass youngster, was impressive on the weekend – despite the Bulldogs’ result. The hard-running defender was one of their better players and hopefully, this sets a tone for the rest of her season.

Also on the halfback line is the Tigers’ Best on Ground from the weekend, Tegan Cross. The ever-reliable Tiger stepped up massively on the weekend and it nearly resulted in a thrilling win.

Speaking of ever-reliable, Strathalbyn’s Courtney Mesecke joins the back 6 this week after impressing with the Roosters. Mesecke became a regular name on our team sheet last year – could it happen again?

Finally, rounding out this week’s defence is the exciting Victor Harbor youngster, Alissa Brook. This athletic tall shows plenty of promise and, hopefully, the Kangaroos can turn that potential into wins.


Yankalilla’s Chloe Howlett comes into the team as the second ruck option. Howlett was a highlight of the yellow and black’s thrilling result. In that same game, Jasmine Bailey, Victor Harbor’s rising defender, was a good performer for the Kangaroos once again.

Heidi Groom makes her debut for the MWM Team of the Week after impressing with the Roosters. While Amy Vitkunas has continued her string of strong matches for Mt Compass by being named as the Bulldogs’ Best on Ground.

Rounding out this week’s MWM GSFLW Team of the Week are 2 talented role players: Ayzia Arnold from Victor Harbor and Brooke Archbold from McLaren.

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Special thanks to all those who nominated players for our Team of the Week.

All of these images have been taken by the MWM team.

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