The Bass Coast Breakers headed to Mornington expecting the game to be a good contest. From the start it was clear that both teams wanted to win with a number of hard-hitting contests.
While the Breakers had a lot of the play early, they weren’t able to convert that onto the scoreboard.
Unfortunately, with strong marking targets up forward, Mornington were finding easier avenues to score but through the pressure of the Breakers defence it was limited to just two goals out of their six scoring shots for the quarter.
The midfield brought their usual hard tackling game style with Lucy Vernon, Hannah Mills and Charlotte Bolding similarly doing a great job to repel a constant attack across the half back line.
With Mornington often looking to bomb the ball deep into their forward line, Sarah Alwyn and Laura Kew contested well on the last line of defence – limiting the home team to just one goal for the second quarter. A third quarter resurgence saw the Breakers score their two majors for the game through strong marks and set shots from Gabby Bloch and Theresa Henderson. Emma Jackson and Tori Ryan continued their improvement in their first season – both getting involved on the wings and getting lots of the ball.
Starting the last quarter as they finished the third the Breakers were winning the ball out of the middle and driving it forward. A great attempt by Tayla Tatterson who broke free from the centre and took a couple of bounces but was touched on the line, but it was enough to give the team a lift. With still a glimmer of hope the Breakers continued to fight hard but a couple of late goals to Mornington put an end to the Breakers’ hopes of securing their second win for the season.South Gippsland Sentinel Times
LADDER AFTER ROUND 11
It was a hard day on the ground for the Warragul Industrials women who played Karingal in a round 11 clash on Sunday.
With only three games left in the season and some big outs due to injury, Dusties were looking for a sixth win of the season to cement a place in the 2019 finals. However, Karingal had other ideas.
From the first bounce, the Karingal girls started well. They booted the first goal in the first four minutes of the match.
Dusties tried hard with some tough tackling in defence and attempts to get the ball pushed forward. However, they were unable to match it with the Karingal side who kicked three goals for the first quarter and then another two goals in the second quarter.
This gave the away team a very handy 30-point lead at the half-time mark as Dusties were held scoreless.
The second half was much the same as the first. Dusties were unable to get many inside 50s and only managed a point for the entire game.
The Karingal side knew the importance of good percentage in the latter part of the season and so pushed further ahead with some straight kicking.
The final quarter was tough football by both sides. The Dusties defence worked overtime, led by captain Jenna Robertson, to limit goals by Karingal which worked to full effect. However, it was Karingal’s day as they won by a convincing 63 points.
Warragul will need to regroup when they travel to play Mornington, needing a win in that game before they play Pakenham at home and Cerberus in the final game to decide the makeup of the final four.Warragul & Drouin Gazette
LADDER AFTER ROUND 11
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