GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Six
Round Six sees last year's Grand Finalists register strong victories while Mt Compass continue to lead the pack with yet another win.
Mt Compass overcame some wayward kicking to defeat Strathalbyn, 5.9 (39) to 2,3 (15). This win begs the question, with Compass sitting top with a 6-0 record, can the Doggies dare to dream? After falling short the last few years--2021 looks to be the year that Mt Compass can at least contest the big dance.
Willunga burst out of the box during their 15 point win over Goolwa, yet the second-placed Demons were forced to hold off the Magpies who tried to mount a last quarter fight back, 1.3 (9) to 3.6 (24). Willunga held Goolwa scoreless for a half, only for themselves to be held to 7 points during the final half--but they created enough of a buffer to keep the Magpies away.
Five unanswered goals during the third term saw Yankalilla kick away to register a comfortable win over Encounter Bay, 14.12 (96) to 1.0 (6). Spearheaded by Kimberly Robinson's five majors, the Tigers steamed away to win easily, despite only leading by 16 points at the first break.
McLaren's SANFLW products were on full display during their 123 point win over Victor Harbor, 19.9 (123) to 0.0 (0). Coming off of their first win in over 600 days, Victor Harbor had a very difficult time trying to replicate that success against the reigning premiers. Although one bright side for the Kangaroos is that young-gun Maya Overall continues to perform well.
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Caitlin Ross Vice-Captain: Layla Rogers
Each of the GSFLW sides have been represented in our Round Six Team of the Week, with Willunga, Mt Compass and Yankalilla all sitting equal with four named players. But it is the big winners McLaren who sit with the most named this week with five.
The Round Three Captain goes to fast-paced midfielder Caitlin Ross who enjoyed a strong display during the Eagles big win. The Vice-Captaincy goes to her McLaren teammate, Layla Rogers, who continued her run of standout Great Southern performances.
Headlining this week's forward line is McLaren forward and South Adelaide listed player, Sheena Peters. Sheena enjoyed a day out in front of the goals, finishing with five majors.
Dangerous forward, Kimberly Robinson makes the side on the back of another strong performance for Yankalilla; this time the Tiger finished with five majors. Adding some height to the forward line is Goolwa tall, Rachel Searle, who enjoyed a decent day out despite her side not getting the result.
A Rooster duo also joins the attack this week, with Strathalbyn's Best on Ground Indigo Miller joining Megan Rich, the latter of whom kicked two goals.
The final spot up forward belongs to an exciting prospect and Willunga recruit, Shae Archbold, who was a strong contributor during the Demons strong Round Six victory.
Rucking duties belong to McLaren's premiership ruck, Jessica Veasey, who continues to build her case as the best ruck in the Great Southern. Jessica is joined on-ball by this week's Captain, Caitlin Ross, whose impressive two goal performance saw her earn Best on Ground honours during the Eagles equally as impressive win.
Yankalilla's midfielder, Nari Wight, joins the side this week after impressing in the yellow and black--which is something were starting to become accustomed to.
In the middle this week is a proud Willunga product and a member of the 2020 GSFLW Team of the Year, Katrice Turner, who dominated this week's player nomination poles for obvious reasons. Named alongside her is a proud Mt Compass product, with Demi Sharp continuing her streak of Team of the Year appearances.
Rounding out the middle is McLaren gun and our Round Six Vice-Captain, Layla Rogers. This fast-paced South Adelaide Panther enjoyed one of her best games this season, collecting three goals and finishing second best.
A duo of midfield/defenders kick off this week's backline, with Tiger pair, Colbie Frankland and Helen Maidment, once again joining our Team of the Week after impressive performances.
Goolwa's Stevie Robinson and Strathalbyn's Courtney Mesecke join the defense this week after being put under immense pressure from their opposing sides but they handled it well--despite the eventual result.
Young-gun Kangaroo, Maya Overall, joins this week's side once again after impressing in the blue and white--while Heidi Smith finds herself somewhat out of position, but we had to have her as a starter after she impressed for Mt Compass.
The reliable and versatile Demon, Ella Radbone, once again makes the Team of the Week and she is joined amongst the rotations with fellow Demon, Holly Ilfould who impressed with a Second Best performance.
The sole goal kicker for the Bays who was fittingly their Best on Ground, Keeley Round, joins the rotations this week as the sole Encounter Bay representative for Week Six.
The final rotation belongs to Mt Compass midfielder, Amy Taylor, whose starting to standout more and more each week--despite playing in such a talented side.
The two emergencies this week are Georgina Thomas from Mt Compass, and the exciting McLaren youngster, Ruby Flanagan-Sjoberg.
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