LBB + DGS Women's Match Report: Round 6 South vs Central District
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South Adelaide vs Central District
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 4/07/20
Goals: Campbell, Charlton, Kirk, Peters, Schirmer
Best: Whiteley, Meyer, Gore, Tahau, Wedding, Kirk
A dominant second half display sees the South Adelaide Women get the win over Central District by 16 points at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday.
Continuing their winning streak to two games the Panthers managed to register a three goal to one second half to come out on top with a 5.6 (36) to 3.2 (20) victory.
With second place on the line, South Adelaide looked good early with Madison Bennett showing her signature forward pressure.
However, it would not be until the sixth minute mark that Jess Kirk would boot the Panthers first goal of the game.
Nicole Campbell came close to kicking her first goal of the day, but it was marked on the line by fellow Adelaide Crow, Sarah Allan.
Both sides struggled to break the game open thanks to the immense pressure around the stoppages.
However, the Bulldogs were able to strike back late with two quick goals to send the Panthers into the first break facing a 1.1 (7) to 2.0 (12) deficit.
The second quarter saw much of the same as the first, with immense pressure being put around the stoppages.
South found some relief through Hannah Munyard, who was able to open the game up midway through the quarter with her signature run and carry but the Central defence continued to hold firm.
As one of the Panthers best performers of the day, Nikki Gore was busy all around the ground and had to deal with several hard hits including a crunching tackle midway through the second quarter which saw a Central player concussed during the same contest, forcing her to be stretchered off the field.
This same contest saw the dangerous Gore rewarded with a free, which allowed the Panthers to rebound out of defence.
The ball eventually fell into the hands of Tahlia Meyer who broke the game open with a run through the middle.
This end to end play was then finished off nicely by the second-gamer Gypsy Schirmer, whose kick sailed through to give the Panthers a narrow 2.2 (14) to 2.0 (12) lead at the main break.
The third term saw South Adelaide come close to extending the lead on several occasions but to no avail.
But while they could not score up-forward, the Panthers' defence, which was spearheaded by Lisa Whiteley, continued to hold firm.
Whiteley's round six efforts would see her get named as the best on ground for the Panthers.
South Adelaide's sole goal of the third turn came through Teah Charlton, whose strong second-chance grab dead in front of goal allowed the Panthers to increase their lead to 3.3 (21) to 3.3 (13) at the final break.
Following repeated inside 50s, Sheena Peters was able to gain possession out of a marking contest and kick truly to hand the Panthers their first goal of the fourth quarter.
Campbell was able to follow up just four minutes later with her first of the match as the Panthers began to run away with the win.
The combined efforts of Gore and Campbell, as well as a great smother at half-back by Munyard, made sure that the Panthers lead was too much for the Bulldogs to come back from and the siren would eventually sound to hand South a 5.6 (36) to 3.2 (20) win.
The second placed Panthers now face the third placed Bloods at Hisense Stadium on Saturday July 11, from 11am.
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