• Jayden J Bartlett

SFLW Team of the Week - Round Ten



The tenth week of the Southern Football League Women’s competition saw the Falcons fly high, the Cockledivers win again, and the Wineflies hold onto the top spot.

Every Flagstaff Hill player kicked a goal while on their way to claiming a massive 188-point win over Hackham, 27.26 (188) to 0.0 (0).


The Falcons had 18 individual goal scorers; spearheaded by a Tamsyn Morriss haul of 5 majors. The classy reigning premiers were too much for the developing and inexperienced Hawks to handle – with the red and blue stretching out to a 50-point lead at quarter-time, before finishing with 57 scoring shots.


As mentioned, Tamsyn Morriss led the way with a Best on Ground display that included 5 goals. Brooke Kleinig, Mia Morriss, and Ella Thomas were also outstanding – as was most of their side. Sarah Noble continued to impress with the Hawks, with Kaylah Richards and Rhylee McCall rounding out their top 3 best.



Port Noarlunga continue their dream run with a nail-biting 3-point win over Aldinga, 3.4 (22) to 3.1 (19).


Port Noarlunga, who sits 5 wins above fourth place – albeit with 2 more games played, looks destined to play finals this season. However, a late fightback by the Sharks did test the Cockledivers, whose 16-point lead at the final break was quickly cut down to 3 points thanks to 2 unanswered goals by Aldinga in the final term.


Nonetheless, Port Noarlunga will be happy with the win and the continued performance of Madison Harris and Bree Chapman. Sheridan Poland was also impressive in blue and white. As for the Sharks, the O’Hanlon sisters were outstanding again: while Charlotte Bayford and Holly Wilde rounded out their top 4.



Williams had a field day as Reynella surged away early to record a 65-point win over Christies Beach, 10.11 (71) to 1.0 (6).


Reynella, who registered 10 scoring shots to none during the opening half, made sure to strengthen their spot at the top of the table with this comprehensive win. There was a highlight for the Saints – a feel-good story – with the successful return of wing Emma Crisp from her knee injury. She suffered it during last year’s Association Game: so welcome back Crispie.


The Wineflies had several highlights, with Caitlin Williams’ bag of 4 goals being certainly one of them. The continued performance of Zannah Loxton, and the great display by Sarah Bourn, are also noteworthy. The Saints were once again well-supplied by Melanie Koster, while Brina Thompson-Fitzgerald rounded out their best 2.



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

Captain: Tamsyn Morriss

Vice-Captain: Zannah Loxton

 
FORWARDS:

Standing proudly at centre-half-forward – which is exactly what we would do if we had kicked 4 goals – is Caitlin Williams. Calling her valuable is an understatement since Williams was responsible for just under half of Reynella's goals and she finished with a tally that outscored 4 other teams on the weekend.


Several Falcons have nestled into this week’s forward line: which is unsurprising given how many hit the scoreboard. These include Ella Thomas, who has continued her string of fine displays with a 2-goal performance; Indianna Roberts, who booted 3 goals; and Brooke Kleinig, who was picked as their second-best afield.


Madison Harris has continued to impress at Port Noarlunga. Her recent display, which was labelled as the Best on Ground, included 2 crucial goals. Facing off against Harris’s team was Holly Wilde, who similarly booted 2 of the Sharks’ 3 goals during their nail-biting loss.



MIDFIELDERS/FOLLOWERS:

Rucking duties once again belong to Reynella’s Anja Bancevic, who sits as the best ruck in the league. At the same time, Melanie Koster has routinely been a strong contributor to the Saints. Leading by example, Koster has been named the Saints’ best players 6 times in her 7 games this season.


Speaking of being consistently impressive, Zannah Loxton earns this week’s vice-captaincy after having another solid day out for Reynella. Loxton’s current form is amazing: having been named as their Best on Ground for the past 3 consecutive weeks she is probably one of the favourites for the League Best and Fairest.


The middle is home to Tamsyn Morriss, who enjoyed a fantastic day with Flagstaff Hill on the weekend. Having a profound impact on the Falcons, Nipper booted 5 goals during her Best on Ground display – a display that also sees her receive this round’s Team of the Week captaincy.


Reynella’s Sarah Bourn enjoyed a strong display on the weekend. The often-underrated player was picked as their second-best afield. Likewise, the second-best for Port Noarlunga was Bree Chapman – a speedy and hard-working player that is absolutely full of promise.



DEFENDERS:

Aldinga's Amber O’Hanlon once again stands on the half-back line after impressing. Likewise, Charlotte Bayford was a valuable performer during their near upset on the weekend.


Keeping with the duo theme, a pair of Christies Beach defenders join this week’s backline. Brina Thompson-Fitzgerald and Naomi Jones were both strong in defence for the Saints while having to contend with the ladder leaders’ impressive forward line.


Flagstaff Hill’s Chloe Meyers finds herself a little more behind the ball this week – but we had to have this hard-running Falcon as a starter. Meyers has been playing great consistent football and, on the weekend, she was one of the standouts from a team that had talent across the board.


Rounding out the backline is a Hackham Hawk, Sarah Noble. Although named way deeper behind the ball than Noble actually plays: we had to give this Hawk some credit because, despite the side not having much success or luck, Noble has been consistently great these last few weeks. Being named their Best on Ground for the past 3 rounds.



INTERCHANGE/EMERGENCIES:

Spearheading this week’s rotations is Sheridan Poland. The Port Noarlunga performer was a standout on the wing for the Cockledivers, with a performance that saw her picked as their third-best player afield. Likewise, Tyler Davies was a solid contributor for the Wineflies which is typified by her selection as their fourth-best afield.


Mia Morriss enjoyed another decent day with the Falcons. The young Flagstaff Hill player was a solid performer – and we are sure that there are many more solid performances to come.


Eilish O’Hanlon brings some versatility to this week’s rotations. Aldinga’s midfielder/defender has been one of the Sharks’ biggest improvers this season – to point where she is now consistently among their best players.


Rounding out the MWM SFLW Team of the Week is Elisha Scriven, who impressed for Port Noarlunga yet again; and Nicole O'Connor, who booted 3 majors during the Falcons' huge win.



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