GSFLW Team of the Week - Round Twelve
Round Twelve played host to two distinctive outcomes; the Magpies and Roosters were victorious during their mouthwatering clashes while the Bulldogs and Eagles claimed 90-plus point wins.
With a finals spot on the line, the Goolwa versus Yankalilla was one of the better clashes of the season. The Magpies trailed by a point at each of the first two breaks, only to break away in the second half to win, 5.3 (33) to 3.3 (21). Goolwa's Renee Moon and Asha Bell proved valuable for the black and white while Charlotte Dolan was a standout for the yellow and black. Unfortunately for Yankalilla, they not only slip to sixth but our now without Colbie Frankland who suffered a knee injury.
Elke Jarvis increased her season tally to ten goals after kicking five majors for the second week in a row. She was one of several goal kickers during the Mt Compass versus Victor Harbor match; which ended in a 20.15 (135) to 0.1 (1) win for the Bulldogs. Demi Sharp was influential for the Bulldogs who had already built a ten goal lead by halftime.
The Battle of the Eagles ended with a decisive victory for McLaren over Encounter Bay, 15.8 (98) to 0.0 (0). Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg combined with fellow South Adelaide Panther, Sheena Peters, to kick 10 of the Eagles' 15 goals. Although it was never in jeopardy, the win also seals McLaren's finals appearance as they now sit four games clear of fifth with three matches to go.
Willunga versus Strathalbyn, white and red versus red and white. The Demons and Roosters clash was the match of the round and it saw Strathalbyn come from behind to win, 4.4 (28) to 4.2 (26). The win, which sees Strathalbyn keep their finals dreams alive, looked out of reach at three quarter time but a two goal to none final term saw them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Elke Jarvis
Vice-Captain: Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg
The Round Twelve MWM GSFLW Team of the Week is one of the more potent line ups that we have put together yet. While the talent on offer is notable, so is the spread of this week's players with Willunga, Goolwa, Mt Compass, McLaren and Strathalbyn all sitting with the most named players with four each.
The Captain of our Round Twelve side is the Mt Compass forward who has kicked ten goals in two weeks, Elke Jarvis. The Vice-Captain is the McLaren midfield-forward, Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg who added four goals to her season tally.
Headlining this week's forward line is our Vice-Captain, Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg whose Best on Ground performance for McLaren included four goals. Meanwhile at full forward is a fellow McLaren goalkicker, Sheena Peters, who finished the Eagles big win with six goals.
Our Captain, Elke Jarvis, holds her spot at centre half forward for obvious reasons. The volleyballer has only played three matches this season, two of which were up forward, which makes her ten goal tally even more impressive.
South Adelaide's Jaimi Griffen didn't waste much time making her impact felt in the Great Southern once again as she finished Goolwa's much-needed win with two goals.
This week's half forward line includes some pace and youth, with Willunga's Lauren Clifton joining fellow South Adelaide teammate and exciting Bulldogs prospect, Brooke Boileau--the latter of which finished with two majors.
Showing where this week's key contributors came from, four of this week's Best on Ground players call the midfielders and followers home.
Rucking duties this week belong to McLaren's premiership ruck, Jessica Veasey. Joining her in the on-ball division is the 2020 GSFLW Open's Best and Fairest, Renee Moon, who also earnt Best on Ground honours during Goolwa's hard-fought Round Twelve win.
The other on-baller was someone who was extremely close to being this week's Captain, Demi Sharp, whose impressive Best on Ground performance for Mt Compass included four goals.
The middle is home to South Adelaide's Captain, Elyse Haylock, who earnt Best on Ground honours for Strathalbyn after being a standout in the red and white.
The wings are home to a consistently impressive Magpie, Asha Bell and Yankalilla's Best on Ground, Charlotte Dolan, who even had a go in the ruck at one stage.
Strathalbyn defensive pair, Ella Thomas and Courtney Mesecke, make another appearance in the Team of the Week after holding out against an extremely dangerous Demon forward line.
Full back is home to a member of our 2020 GSFLW Team of the Year, Tegan Cross, who was one of the better performers for the Tigers. Calling centre half back home is Willunga's versatile ruck, Ella Radbone, whose efforts on the weekend earnt herself Best on Ground honours--which is she we had to have her as a starter.
Goolwa's Carly Roberts tops off an impressive weekend with an appearance in our back pocket, while in the opposite pocket is Willunga young gun, Holly Ifould.
Strathalbyn's Emmy Johnson makes an appearance this week; the fast-paced player was one of many dangerous Roosters during their upset win. Premiership Eagle, Tahlita Buethke, adds some x-factor to the rotations after kicking two goals during McLaren's massive win.
Two familiar names in Willunga's Katrice Turner and Mt Compass's Stacey Dale also join the rotations this week after being some of the better performers for their respective sides.
The final two spots in our Round Twelve GSFLW Team of the Week belong to Encounter Bay's Best on Ground, Keeley Round and Victor Harbor's star performer and Round Twelve Best on Ground, Skye Kartinyeri-Sumner.
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