Daily Grind Match Report: Round 9 v Glenelg
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 9 - Stratarama Stadium - 29/04/2023
Goals: Hickey 4, Northcott
Disposals: Couch, Hammond 22, Gulden 20, Barwick 19, Hickey 15
Best: Couch (Thanks to Cheffy Chelby's), Hickey (Thanks to Jimmy Deane's), Hammond (Thanks to Jimmy Deane's), Gulden, Hooper
The Women’s League Team are convincing in a close contest against Glenelg.
Last week’s game was a dominant display for the Women’s League Team as they walked all over West Adelaide.
Faced with a handy Glenelg squad in Round 9 it was sure to be a great day out.
During the first term it was a slow start as Glenelg struck early kicking two goals quickly.
The squad locked in and didn’t concede again until the third quarter. During the first quarter however Caitlin Couch began to rack up the disposals ending on a game high 22 disposals.
Behind by two goals after the first, a resurgence was needed.
Looking ahead to the second quarter there is only one thing that needs to be mentioned, Jordann Hickey being a freak around goals. Kicking all three of the major scores for the panthers in the quarter.
The first of these was early in the term as Hickey managed to get the quick handoff from a mark at the top of the square. Making light work of the kick in front.
She would strike again midway through the quarter. A high ball came cruising to the top of the square, after the mark was fumbled in a tough contest the follow up was smooth, gathering and getting the finish. Putting the panthers in front.
Shortly followed by a perfectly read mark over a defender in an open forward line Hickey would line up and complete the set shot with ease.
Leaving a damaging mark on the contest and providing an 8-point cushion for the squad headed into the next half.
In the third term it was evident that any team could come away with the victory, but Jordann Hickey wasn’t done kicking the next South Adelaide goal and getting her 4th of the contest, an incredible display.
Her 4th and final major score came from a perfectly placed kick by Senna Gulden out of a contest on the 50-metre line, Jordann running into the space and taking the grab. Lining up from 35-metres out, doing well to complete the hard work.
At this point Glenelg were struggling to do any damage, but they would bounce back and finish the term only down by 4 points, setting up a fourth quarter for the ages.
It was back and forth, and no one could hit the scoreboard with a major score, Cheyenne Hammond was impactful and tied the game high disposals with 22 in this term.
With the clock winding down Lucy Northcott provided the answer. Going back with the flight from 25-metres out this was the most important possession of the game. Going back and taking her time to ensure the goal, kicking a belter, and putting the final nail in the coffin.
The league team got the win against Glenelg and will face North Adelaide on the 7th of May for a Sunday afternoon showdown.