• Jayden J Bartlett

GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Nine



A wet and wild weekend of GSFLW footy saw Willunga win a thrilling top of the table clash; while Mt Compass stormed home to claim a much-needed win.

Round Nine saw 2 talented players play in their fiftieth match: Willunga's Caitlin Radbone and McLaren's Sally Fuller. Unfortunately, while some were playing in game number 50, others weren't playing at all as Yankallila had to forfeit their game against Goolwa.

What we learnt this GSFLW weekend:
  • Brooke Boileau is an integral part of the Bulldogs.

  • Caitlin Radbone is only getting better with each passing week.

  • Willunga remains the flag favourite.


 

Willunga may have been inaccurate: but they were accurate enough to keep their unbeaten record intact following a hard-fought 6 point win over McLaren, 2.6 (18) to 2.0 (12).


Willunga struggled to shake the Eagles during the opening half: with the scores locked at both quarter time and halftime. But a one-sided third term - which saw the Demons score 6 straight behinds - proved to be the difference.


Firmly establishing themselves as the flag favourite: the Demons were well-supplied by their milestone player, Caitlin Radbone. Also impressive for the Demons' was Cleo Guilfoyle, the young gun wing; Tessa Kohn, a SANFLW experienced Tiger; and Kristen Rothwell, a SANFLW premiership player.


The Eagles - who sit rightfully near the top spot - had a wealth of South Adelaide talent amongst their best players, with Tiff Copley, Sam Pratt, Tahlita Buethke, and Caitlin Ross all named in their best. Sally Fuller, the milestone Eagle, was also a standout in her fiftieth match.



Mt Compass had to battle the tough conditions and a tough Victor Harbor outfit to claim their 24-point win, 3.6 (24) to 0.0 (0).


Playing in less than favourable weather, the Bulldogs were able to slowly chip away at the Kangaroos to ground out a satisfactory 4-goal win. Similar to the other Round 9 clash - it was the third term that proved to be the main difference-maker.


Amy Vitkunas, the Bulldog on-baller, was a standout during this clash. As were a trio of Mt Compass rising stars in the form of Brooke Boileau, Kiahni Russell and Amelia Sartor.


The Kangaroos' had classy veteran Courtney Barry. Jasmine Bailey and Aloura Kirk were also among the Roos' best players.



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

Captain: Caitlin Radbone

Vice-Captain: Brooke Boileau

 
FORWARDS:

Going by her strong performance on the weekend: young gun Bulldog Kiahni Russell must enjoy wet weather footy. This Mt Compass product was responsible for 2 of her team's 3 goals.


Sally Fuller showed what 50 games of experience looks like as she put on an impressive display during the Eagles' nail-biting loss. Likewise, Tahlita Buethke, a speedy and classy Eagle, was also a standout in the wet.


Some SANFLW experienced Demons with varied levels of GSFLW experience make an appearance up forward this week. The well-known Willunga name of Kristen Rothwell is joined by a Demons' debutant, Chelsea Farr; and a rising Demons star, Ella Radbone.



MIDFIELDERS/FOLLOWERS:

It seems that Georgina Thomas can hang her hat on being the best GSFLW ruck in wet weather. Like electricity and water - rucks and wet weather footy don't usually go together well, but this Mt Compass ruck made it work.


Caitlin Radbone made her milestone game one to remember with a classy performance for Willunga, which included a much-needed goal. Picked as the Team of the Week captain: this 50-gamer still has plenty of potential to get even better than she currently is.


Caitlin Ross is back playing great footy: which can only mean one thing. This of course means that we are close to getting to once again highlight the Rogers-Ross duo.


Courtney Barry, the tough in-and-under Victor Harbor midfielder, was impressive on the weekend. She can always be trusted to perform well for the Kangaroos and - in the wet - she did exactly that.


This week's wings offer a glimpse into the future of Great Southern footy. The fast-paced Cleo Guilfoyle was a standout for Willunga, typified by her crucial goal; while the hard-running Brooke Boileau was the best on the ground for Mt Compass during their hard-fought clash.




DEFENDERS:

Second-gamer Sam Pratt played her best game yet for the Eagles. This talented rebounder of the ball was selected as one of McLaren's best afield. While Tiffany Copley - a fellow Eagle and South Adelaide teammate of Sam - was once again an integral part of McLaren.


Likewise, Willunga's midfielder/defender, Tessa Kohn, makes an appearance behind the ball this week after impressing.


Tegan Yeomans and Jasmine Bailey were yet again key contributors to the Kangaroos. While equally as impressive in the wet was a Bulldogs' rising star in the form of Amelia Sartor.



INTERCHANGE/EMERGENCIES:

Consistent Bulldogs' midfielder, Amy Vitkunas, adds some reliable skills to this week's rotations. This Bulldog on-baller would have to be one of the club's most consistent players this season. She is joined by a fellow talented teammate in Tyler Rigney Garrett.


Rounding out the on-ball brigade are a talented pair who played on the wrong side of last weekend's results: Ally Bailey, McLaren; and Aloura Kirk, Victor Harbor.


The final two spots in the Round 9 MWM GSFLW Team of the Week belong to Victor Harbor performer Courtney Marks and Mt Compass goalkicker Lily Rees.



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

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