GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Ten
The reigning premiers bring the Bulldogs winning streak to an end, the Demons and Tigers both collect percentage boosting wins, and the Magpies win the Battle of the Birds.
Mt Compass saw their eight game winning streak come to an end after they were defeated by McLaren, 2.6 (18) to 4.3 (27). Mt Compass certainly didn't go down easily, with the Bulldogs leading by four points at halftime and trailing by a behind at the final break. However, some wayward kicking proved to be their biggest downfall.
A seven goal first half all but sealed the win the Willunga during their 110 point win over Victor Harbor, 0.1 (1) to 15.21 (111). The Demons had twenty scoring shots during the first two quarters and led by 54 points at halftime. Considering they had 36 scoring shots but finished with a 46 per cent scoring efficiency; this could have been even more ugly.
The Tigers mauled the Encounter Bay Eagles, 15.19 (109) to 0.0 (0). Colbie Frankland and Dakota Oniszk helped Yankalilla gain a valuable percentage boost, with the two combining for 8 of the Tigers' 15 goals.
Goolwa won the Battle of the Birds clash against Strathalbyn, 5.6 (36) to 1.3 (9). The Magpies were forced to bounce back after a slow start that saw them trail at the first break. However, after quarter time they kicked five goals while holding the Roosters goalless.
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Colbie Frankland Vice-Captain: Katrice Turner
Each club has been represented in our Round Ten GSFLW Team of the Week by at least one player. Yankalilla and McLaren sit with five named players each, while Willunga sit with four representatives.
Highlighting the talent that is in this week's side, six players in our side are current SANFLW listed players for South Adelaide; along with one from Woodville-West Torrens. Along with a further four that were former listed SANFLW players.
Yankalilla's Colbie Frankland added another notch to her belt on the weekend after she managed to boot four goals, equally her career high. This is the same career that has seen her play with Christies Beach, Eagles SANFLW, Willunga, and now Yankalilla, and this impressive feat is exactly why she receives this week's Captaincy.
Willunga's Katrice Turner has been one of the competition's most consistently great players this season; with her latest display earning herself the Vice-Captaincy of our Round Ten side.
Headlining this week's forward line is our Captain, Colbie Frankland, after the versatile Tiger collected four majors for the yellow and black. We have always labelled Colbie as 'versatile' because she can play behind the ball or on-ball, yet even we weren't expecting her to have such a big impact in front of the sticks.
Alongside Colbie is fellow Yankalilla player, Dakota Oniszk, who finished the Tigers' big win with four goals to her name. Meaning her and our Round Ten Captain combined for over half of Yankalilla's goals.
On the half forward line is the McLaren debutant from South Adelaide, Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg, who instantly made an impact in her new colours by being named amognst the Best Players. It was an impressive debut that was made even more sweet as it was the first time she has been able to play alongside her younger sister, Ruby Flanagan-Sjoberg.
Willunga's Kristen Rothwell was a standout player on the weekend, with the Demons' product finishing with five goals to her name. Meanwhile, Goolwa's Megan Hoad finished with Best on Ground honours for the Magpies--highlighting her inclusion this week.
The final spot in the front six belongs to fast-paced Bulldog's prospect, Brooke Boileau. The SANFLW listed Panther was one of the better performers during what was their first defeat this season.
Rucking duties this week revert back to Goolwa's Rachel Searle, after she managed to boot two majors during the Magpies impressive win over Strathalbyn.
Joining her on-ball is Yankalilla's gun recruit, Charlotte Dolan, who made her presence felt straight away by being named as the Best on Ground on debut. A young gun from Woodville-West Torrens, Charlotte is perhaps one of the biggest and most surprising additions to the Great Southern.
Split between the wing and the followers is our favourite duo, the Rogers-Ross duo, with Layla Rogers and Caitlin Ross once again making our team after being impressive in their own right. At this stage they're making it easy for us to include them; this week Ross was the Best on Ground while Rogers was named as the second best.
Our Round Ten Vice-Captain, Katrice Turner, finds herself in the middle of the ground after making herself standout once again with a Best on Ground display for the Demons. Not only was she a presence around the ground but also up forward, as she made a mark on the score line with two goals.
The other wing position belongs to Willunga product/South Adelaide Panther, Lauren Clifton, who celebrated her 50th club game with a big win. The U19s state player was one of the better players in a strong side, perhaps typified by her inclusion in their best players.
Full back is home to Strathalbyn's Best on Ground, Ella Thomas, with the young defender being one of the few highlights for the Roosters during the Battle of the Birds. Joining her down back is fellow Rooster, Emily Eglitis, with this midfield/defender also being one of the better players for the red and white.
Centre half back is home to Willunga's basketball convert, Courtney Gutschmidt . Alongside her is the ever-exciting Victor Harbor prospect who also finished with Best on ground honours for the Kangaroos, Maya Overall.
A member of our 2020 GSFLW Team of the Year also joins our defense this week, with Yankalilla's Tegan Cross making an appearance. In the opposite back pocket is Goolwa's Tracey Odonnell, who makes yet another appearance in our back six.
A young gun from Mt Compass, Kiara Upitis, makes another appearance in our Team of the Week after finishing second best for her side. She is joined by a South Adelaide SANFLW player from McLaren, Katie Whish.
Encounter Bay's Best on Ground, Chelsea Walker, joins Mt Compass' Best on Ground, Tyler Garrett, with these two strong contributors rounding out this week's rotations.
The final two spots in our Round Ten GSFLW MWM Team of the Week belong to a McLaren Eagle and a Yankalilla Tiger. Meg Bentley joins the team after playing well during her first game back in two months after recovering from injury. Yankalilla's Nari Wright makes yet another appearance, this Tiger on-baller has certainly found her stride in the yellow stripe.
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