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LBB + DGS Women's Match Report: Round 8 South vs Centrals

LBB + DGS Women's Match Report: Round 8 South vs Centrals

27 July 2020

Little Black Bike + Daily Grind Skate Women's Match Report

South Adelaide vs Centrals
Round 9 - Thebarton Oval - 25/07/20

South Adelaide3.24.36.5 9.5 59
Central District 0.1 2.2 2.4 2.8 20

Goals: Munyard 2, Bennett, Campbell, Meyer, Peters, Ross, Schirmer, Tahau
Best: Charlton, Munyard, Whiteley, Schirmer, Hammond, Meyer
Injuries: Nil
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A sunny Saturday sees South Adelaide secure second spot thanks to a strong 39-point win over Central District at Thebarton Oval.

The win was built on the back of a dominant second half display in which the Panthers booted five unanswered goals to claim the 9.5 (59) to 2.8 (20) win and lock in second spot in the process.

Perfect conditions greeted South Adelaide for their first ever senior women's clash at Thebarton Oval and it would be the Panthers who would make the most of it early, as a kick by Madison Bennett rolled through to hand South the first goal of the game after just three minutes of play.

Minutes later Bennett would pop up again, this time with a clever summersault handpass which found Hannah Munyard and allowed her to run in and unselfishly handpass over a Bulldogs defender to Sheena Peters, who ran into an open goal to get the Panther's second of the day.

With South Adelaide moving the ball efficiently by hand, they were able mount one last attack late in the opening term which was finished off nicely thanks to a snap by Caitlin Ross, resulting in a handy 3.2 (20) to 0.1 (1) lead at the first break.

The second term saw Munyard continue to make her presence felt up forward, as she was able to snap cleverly from the pocket to give the Panthers the first goal of the second quarter.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the ground the experienced defensive duo of Lisa Whiteley and Lauren Buchanan continued to cause headaches for the opposition and it would not be until the fifth minute mark of the second term that the Bulldogs would register their first goal of the match.
The Bulldogs would follow up with their second goal of the game just minutes later, but this would prove to be their final goal of the match, and the Panthers still enjoyed a 4.3 (27) to 2.2 (14) lead at halftime.
The first highlight of the third term came thanks to Gypsy Schirmer, who displayed her strong overhead marking skills with a beautiful grab on the wing.
It was this mark that would allow the Panthers to attack deep into their forward line, and after some great pressure the ball eventually fell into the hands of Tahlia Meyer, who quickly got her kick away to extend the Panthers lead to beyond three goals.
The Panthers then got the ball straight out of the centre and attacked once again. This time Indy Tahau plucked the ball out of the pack and kicked truly to register her first goal of the match.
Following this early dominance, Central District were able to regroup and mount several attacks of their own, several of which came very close to registering majors if it was not for some stray kicking.
Upon her return to the side, Tiffany Copley was able to just get there in time to prevent a simple chest mark for the Bulldogs and the side were able to hold on after repeated Bulldog attacks to lead 6.5 (41) to 2.4 (16) at the final change.
During the final term, Schirmer continued her strong performance as she was able to run in and goal after just two minutes of play.
Another youngster in Teah Charlton had plenty of the ball within the first few minutes with her repeated kicks inside 50 eventually allowing Bennett to set up Nicole Campbell dead in front of goal.
The Panthers continued to run away with the game during the final term, as Munyard was able to run into an open goal to get her second of the match and hand South Adelaide their biggest win of this season, 9.5 (59) to 2.8 (20).
The win was made extra sweet not only because it locked in second spot but because the Panthers are yet to welcome back several key inclusions.
The second-placed Panthers now face the third-placed Bloods in the final home and away game this season, with the two sides clashing at Hisense Stadium on Saturday August 1, from 9:30am.

Show the Girls that your are #SouthProud in 2020! 


About the Author:Jayden Bartlett

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