The South Eastern Times : September 16th 2014
MID SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL & NETBALL 2014 grand final review TANTANOOLA B GRADE CHAMPIONS: Nat Scott, Janice Kelly, Morgen Lindner, Tarrah Taylor, Victoria Lucas, Alex Lucas, Michelle Clarke. Front: Bianca Taylor-Coack, Brydie Merrett, Danni Rutkowski. STAND OUT: Tantanoola’s Michelle Clarke played impressively to assist her team in getting over the line on Saturday. Terrific Tigers lead throughout B grade: Tantanoola 40 d Kalangadoo 31 THE Tigers went into the match favourites with an express pass into the grand final a fortnight ago, however the Magpies fought hard last week to earn their position. Tantanoola’s Bianca Taylor fought hard against injury and started on court, which assisted in a 14 goal lead at the main break. She had a tough match against Kalangadoo’s Kirby Bannister who shot with accuracy and worked hard with Sarah Durbidge to find space in the goal circle. At the other end, the Tigers goalies in Janice Kelly and Morgen Lindner capitalised on each opportunity to solidify a lead for Tantanoola. The Magpies’ Caitlyn Blackmore and Kathia Martin worked hard in defence, but it was not enough to stop the Tigers’ run. A good battle on the Magpies’ attacking wing saw Imogene Ryan drive hard, while under pressure by her opponent Michelle Clarke. The drive through the mid-court was quick with Tarrah Taylor maintaining possession with strength against Kalangadoo’s Amy Bruin. Having held the lead throughout, the Tigers came away winners by nine. The In2Trophies best on court went to Tantanoola’s Clarke. TANTANOOLA B RESERVE (back row, from left): Casey Arney (coach), Emma Axon, Krystal Trembath, Tiana Wheatley (assistant coach), Jodie Cushion, Victoria Lucas, Nicole Rutkowski, Gemma Reed. Front: Danni White, Julie-Ann Cytrowski, Hijisa Radley, Amanda Todd. WINNER: Danni White of Tantanoola took out best on court in the B reserve grand final. Tantanoola sets up premiership in first quarter B reserve: Tantanoola 58 d Hatherleigh 50 TANTANOOLA started well to take an early lead over Hatherleigh. The Tigers worked hard and capitalised on each opportunity to be up by 10 in the first term. Accurate shooting by the Eagles and strong turnovers brought them back into the game. Hatherleigh made changes at the first break with Staci Faulkner and Fiona Jackman. Hijisa Radley shot with accuracy and consistency through the first half and was well supported by her teammate Nicole Rutkowski. 10 – Mid SE Grand Final Review, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The scores were close to even at the main break. However, the lead was stretched by the Tigers out to five in the third term. Danni White ran hard into attack for the Tigers and fed the ball into Rutkowski, with creativity and precision to make every opportunity count. Jodie Cushion and Karen Bowman had a tough battle through the mid-court. Although the margin remained at five at the final break, the Eagles made a number of changes going into the last quarter. Jill Paul came back into the game at wing attack and Bec Bowering came on at wing defence. But it was too late for the Eagles with Tantanoola fired up and ready to win. The Tigers worked hard in the final term to take out an eight goal victory. Tantanoola’s White was awarded the In2Trophies best on court.
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