SFLW Team of the Week - Round Two
Week 2 of the SFLW saw Flagstaff Hill and Reynella continue to lead the pack, while Christies Beach has got things back on track with their season-opening win.
Flagstaff Hill has kicked 46 goals in 2 weeks of football. Their 117-point win over Cove was the reigning premiers’ latest comprehensive win, 18.16 (124) to 1.1 (7). The Falcons had truly put this match to bed by halftime as they led 10 goals to none at the main break – however, a late goal by Cove meant that the Falcons had a percentage by the end of Round Two.
Ebony Scanlan and Bethany Bell combined for 7 goals, while Tamsyn Morriss and Alana Baker were among their many other standouts. Kate Galley was the Cobras’ best performer from their shaky start to the 2022 season.
The fast-finishing Saints allowed Christies Beach to record their first victory of 2022 with a 59-point win over Aldinga, 8.12 (60) to 0.1 (1). Both teams sat with just a point each at quarter time, but the Sharks wouldn’t score again; while the Saints went on to register 8 major scores.
Melanie Koster was once again the Saints' biggest and best performer, while Chloe Blake and Brooke O’Brien were strong in front of the goals. For Aldinga, Eilish O’Hanlon was their Best on the Ground – while Charlotte Bayford and Kimberly Robinson did their best against the odds.
Reynella raced to an incredible 178-point win over Hackham, 27.16 (178) to 0.0 (0). Similar to last week, the Wineflies’ dominance was so good that they didn’t gain any percentage. As for the Hawks, they have started this year without registering a goal while conceding 55 of them.
Caitlin Walter and Rebecca Hunter were impressive for Reynella, as were the high-scoring pair of Sarah Bourn and Casie Coombe. As for the lacklustre Hawks, Samantha Smyth was their Best on the Ground.
Scroll down to see the Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Ebony Scanlan
Vice-Captain: Sarah Bourn
This week’s forward line is the highest scoring yet. Which is a good thing of course because what is the main purpose of a forward line if not to kick goals?
This is where you’ll find Flagstaff Hill’s Round Two Best on Ground, Ebony Scanlan. Wearing a number that is iconic in the southern region, Scanlan booted 4 goals for the Falcons and earnt our captaincy in the process.
Scanlan isn’t the only Falcon from their cast to make this week’s side. Bethany Bell (3 goals) continued her high-scoring start to the 2022 season while Melissa Anderson (3 goals) also made the most of her chances.
Holding her spot up forward this week is the young and promising Christies Beach forward, Savannah Rayner. Joining Rayner is another player from last week’s side, Casie Coombe. Coombe had another impressive display for the Reynella having finished with 3 goals.
Rounding out this week’s attack is a player who fits into this week’s high scoring theme. Reynella’s Sarah Bourn finished with 4 goals during the Wineflies big win – which is enough to earn herself this week’s vice-captaincy.
Playing well in the Saints' first win of 2022 was Neriah Milis, who earns this week’s rucking duties. She is joined on-ball by fellow Saint Melanie Koster who backed up last week’s efforts with another Best on Ground display.
The classy Tamsyn Morriss rounds out the on-ball brigade after once again being a standout for the Falcons.
Rebecca Hunter calls the middle home this week after impressing with the Wineflies. Hunter is joined by Reynella’s Best on Ground, Caitlin Walter. Kicking 2 goals during the match, Walter must have played extremely well to make herself stand out from a strong line-up where most fancied getting on the scoresheet.
Alana Baker, the hard-running midfielder from Flagstaff Hill, finds herself on the opposite wing this week after being deemed as one of the Falcons’ best performers. Baker also booted 2 goals as well.
A versatile Christies Beach utility finds herself behind the ball this week, with Brina Thompson-Fitzgerald earning a spot in the side, for the first time this season, after being a strong contributor for the Saints on the weekend.
In a sign of how the match went for the Sharks, their 2 representatives this week find themselves deep in the backline. Eilish O’Hanlon, the Sharks’ Best on Ground, is joined by Kiara Lovett who impressed during her return.
Some of Cove’s quiver (yes that is right, a group of cobras is called a quiver) are named in defence this week. Lauren Pattimore and Tamara Harrison were some of the Cobras’ better performers from the weekend.
Rounding out the defence is Georgia Scholes. The traditional defender showed her versatility by booting 2 goals for Reynella
Jasmine Partridge spearheads the rotations this week after having a fantastic game for the Falcons. Likewise, Ella Thomas, the versatile Falcon; continues her streak in the Team of the Week after enjoying another solid outing.
The rotations are also home to Cove’s Best on Ground, Kate Galley. Despite not getting the start to the season that they would have hoped for, the Cobras’ can at least be proud of Galley’s great start to the season.
Adding some forward class to the rotations this week is the Reynella goalkicker, Kristy Jenkinson. Jenkinson was there to help finish the Wineflies’ work, having had 3 goals to her name by the final siren we can say that she did exactly that.
The final two spots in this week’s MWM SFLW Team of the Week belong to Hannah Clarke, who impressed for the Saints, and Samantha Smyth, the Hawk's Best on Ground.
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