• Jayden J Bartlett

SFLW Team of the Week - Round Eleven

The eleventh week of the Southern Football League Women’s competition saw the Falcons fly high again, the Saints snatch a much-needed win, and the Wineflies win massively

Flagstaff Hill came out of their clash with Cove as 75-point winners, 12.11 (83) to 1.2 (8).

The Falcons strung together 4 quarters of great footy during this clash under lights. Averaging roughly 3 goals a quarter, the Falcons were simply too classy for the Cobras to keep up with.

Flagstaff Hill was once again valiantly led by Tamsyn Morriss, who earnt their Best on Ground honour. Czenya Cavouras, Nicole O’Connor, and Carli Morton were also some of the other standouts from their big win. As for the Cobras, they found a highlight through the performance of Ella Gill; while Jasmine Dietrich, Ashleigh Need, and Dana O’Brien were also strong performers for them.

A tale of two halves: Christies Beach stormed home to defeat Aldinga by 45 points, 9.5 (59) to 2.3 (15).

Trailing at quarter time, the Saints wrestled control of the match and headed into halftime grasping a promising 7-point lead. This would prove to be the smallest their margin would get as Christies broke away after the main break with the final 6 goals of the game.

Impressive during their much-needed win was Makailah Gort, who was crowned as their Best on the Ground. Neriah Milis, Melanie Koster, and Emily Risitano were all strong contributors as well. Dakota Oniszk was the Sharks' best, with Amber O’Hanlon and Darlene Bishop rounding out their top 3.

Reynella raced towards a remarkable 222-point win over Hackham, 33.24 (222) to 0.0 (0).

This match was seemingly decided early as the Wineflies surged away during the opening term to lead by 66 points at the quarter time. In total, the dominance of the ladder leaders resulted in 14 individual goal kickers that were responsible for 57 scoring shots. In comparison, Hackham had none of either.

Georgia Scholes led the way with 6 goals, closely followed by Allana Nimmo-Lyne who finished with 5 goals. Claire Varnham-Harrison, Caitlin Walter, and Catherine Quinn made up the Wineflies’ top 3 best. As for the struggling Hawks, Kaylah Richards and Rhylee McCall were their best.

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

Captain: Tamsyn Morriss

Vice-Captain: Georgia Scholes


Georgia Scholes made the most of Reynella’s dominant display by recording a 6-goal haul – the highest tally of the weekend. A feat that has seen her get picked as this week’s team vice-captain. Also impressive for Reynella was their half-forward Claire Varnham-Harrison, who gains the unique title of being the Best on the Ground from a 222-point win. Allana Nimmo-Lyne was also impressive with a 5-goal haul – the equal second-highest from the weekend.

Carli Morton was a standout up forward for the Falcons. Her display under lights resulted in a third of Flagstaff Hill’s goals … or, if you’re like us and hate maths; she kicked 4 of their 12 goals.

Emily Risitano was the difference maker for the Saints. Seemingly finishing off the majority of their plays, Risitano booted a match-high total of 5 goals – which is made all the more special since the Saints as a team only kicked 9. And rounding out the forward line this week is Makailah Gort. Impressing both her coaches and teammates alike, Gort was picked as the Saints’ Best on the Ground.


Rucking duties belong to the young tall from Christies Beach, Neriah Milis. This mobile ruck was impressive during the Saints’ much-needed win as was – unsurprisingly – Melanie Koster. Continuing to set the pace at the Saints, Koster was a huge contributor to the red, black, and white.

Tamsyn Morriss continued her amazing string of performances with a fantastic display for Flagstaff Hill. Earning the captaincy yet again, Nipper added 3 goals to her tally in a performance that saw her get picked as their Best on the Ground. In the middle is fellow Falcon Czenya Cavouras who has brought some extra class to the reigning premiers during the tail-end of the season.

Casie Coombe also did plenty of damage on behalf of Reynella. This crafty player certainly helped boost the Wineflies’ outstanding winning margin by slotting 3 goals. Also impressive during that game was talented Reynella wing/midfielder Caitlin Walter.


Cove can gain some satisfaction in the performance of Ella Gill. Living up to the hype of a Friday night clash, this young Cobra was selected as their Best on the Ground. Dana O’Brien, Ashleigh Need, and Jasmine Dietrich were also strong performers for Cove who, along with Gill, rightfully formed the Cobras’ top 4 best players.

Cassandra Newbery, a traditional midfielder, finds herself a little further behind the ball than usual – but we had to celebrate her strong performance. This Reynella performer – who was rated among their best afield – celebrated their huge win with her first goal of the season. Likewise, Rebecca Hunter also got on the board with just her second goal of the season – highlighting how one-sided this clash was.


Catherine Quinn adds some goal-kicking skills to this week’s rotations. Helping lead by example, she booted 3 goals during Reynella’s massive win. And Rachael Farlam was similarly a standout from the Saints’ much-needed win.

Nicole O’Connor was a vital contributor to the Falcons once again. While Dakota Oniszk, a versatile Shark, was a highlight of Aldinga’s weekend as she finished with their Best on the Ground title.

Rounding out the MWM SFLW Team of the Week is Cadence Bryowsky, a young Saint who played well in just her third senior game; and Amber O’Hanlon, a usual Sharks defender who impressed on-ball.

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