SFLW Team of the Week - Round Eleven
Round 11 saw the Wineflies narrowly win the Top of the Table clash, the Cobras claim a 133 point win, and the Saints collect a 59 point win.
The Cove Cobras were not playing around during their Round 11 clash against Hackham as the Cobras averaged five goals per quarter while on their way towards a 19.20 (134) to 0.1 (1) win. Sam Franson was one of the many highlights for the big-winning Cobras, finishing with a round-high 4 goals. Cove, in total, had 11 individual goalkickers with 5 of them hitting the scoreboard more than once.
The top of the table clash saw Reynella stretch their unbeaten streak to 10 matches after managing to grind out a hard-fought 7-point win against the second-placed Falcons, 3.3 (21) to 2.2 (14). The Wineflies broke away during the second term with two unanswered goals but Flagstaff Hill managed to hold them to just one more point after halftime. However, the Falcons could not overcome this hurdle and would register just one more major after halftime.
The Saints tightened their grip on the third spot with a 59-point win over the Cockledrivers. Christies Beach, spearheaded by Nicole Campbell, blitzed Port Noarlunga during the opening half before storming home to claim a 9.11 (65) to 1.0 (6) win. A midfield that contains the likes of Farlam, Campbell and Koster, it looks as if the Saints are back, and ready to mount an attack deep into this year's final series.
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Sam Franson
Vice-Captain: Nicole Campbell
Unsurprisingly, the two biggest winners of the round, Cove and Christies Beach, sit with the most players represented in our Round 11 Team of the Week. While the two ladder-leaders, Reynella and Flagstaff Hill, both have a healthy representation after clashing heads on the weekend.
The leaders of the Round 11 SFLW Team of the Week are two SANFLW Premiership players. The Captain, who was a major contributor for Cove, is none other than Glenelg's Sam Franson while the Vice-Captain is Christies Beach product, Nicole Campbell.
Headlining this week's attack is our Round 11 Captain, Sam Franson, who certainly made her presence felt with Cove as she went on to kick 4 goals during a Best on Ground performance.
A little deeper in attack than what we saw on the weekend is Cove's Renee Ullrich, who showed plenty of versatility by playing in the middle and up forward for the Cobras. Usually, a defender, Renee's appearance up forward included 2 goals.
Joining Renee in the opposite pocket is fellow Cove Cobra, Rebecca O'Shaughnessy, whose weekend performance included 3 majors.
Flagstaff Hill's second Best on Ground, Riley Mitchell, makes an appearance at centre half-forward after being a standout presence for the Falcons--both up forward and in the ruck.
Hard-running Reynella player, Renee Wurfel, makes an appearance on the hard-forward line after kicking 2 very important goals for the Wineflies on the weekend. Also on the half-forward line is the exciting Christies Beach youngster, Angelique Dean, who was one of several standouts for the Saints.
Rucking duties fall once again to Rachael Farlam, who provided the Saints with the first look at the footy throughout their big win on the weekend.
Two talented Saints also call the midfield/followers home, with our Vice-Captain, Nicole Campbell, finding herself in the middle after impressing once again. This time, Nicole's Best on Ground display included 3 goals.
The other Saint is Melanie Koster, whose performance was labelled as the second-best for Christies Beach.
Besides these three Saints, the fast-paced premiership Falcon, Tamsyn Morriss, makes an appearance on the wing. The opposite wing is home to Reynella's Best on Ground who proved to be a valuable contributor on the weekend, Catherine Quinn.
Meanwhile, rounding out the on-ballers is Flagstaff Hill's Best on Ground, Hannah Griffin, who tried her best to help the Falcons during their top of the table clash.
Olivia Gallio finds herself deep in defence after doing a great job on the competition's leading goalkicker. Olivia snapped Brockhurst's recent goal kicking rampage by managing to hold her goalless.
Holding her spot down back was the Best on Ground from Port Noarlunga on the weekend, Belinda Gale, who had to put up with a classy Saints outfit.
The hard-running Flagstaff Hill Falcon, Chloe Meyers, also makes an appearance this week on the half-back line. Fellow Falcon, Nicole O'Connor, joins Chloe in this week's backline.
The second best for Reynella, Georgia Scholes, makes an appearance on the half-back line after being one of the Wineflies' better performers during their top of the table clash.
An extremely versatile Cobra in the form of Laya Dungey, who was rated as the third-best for the round's biggest winners, joins the half-back line. Layla was a mid-forward on the weekend, however she finds herself down back as we just had to have her as a starter.
Cove's Jaime Norup acts as this week's second ruck after impressing for the Cobras. As one of the many highlights for the side, her performance included 2 majors.
Balancing the height with pace for this week's rotations is the tackling machine from Reynella, Madison Bennett, who was labelled as the Wineflies third best during their top of the table win.
Christies Beach midfielder-winger, Paige Simmons, also joins the rotations for this week after impressing during the Saints big win.
Rounding out the rotations is a young gun Port Noarlunga forward, Teegan Mesecke, who makes her Team of the Week debut after impressing with Porties.
The final two spots in our Round 11 MWM SFLW Team of the Week belong to the promising young ruck from Christies Beach, Neriah Milis, and the Hackham's Best on Ground, Kathryn Salter.
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