Women prepare for run to finals

CHAMPS: The Great Southern Football League Women's representative side has won the cup both years they have played in the competition. This year the team was coached by Kiefver Zohar and captained by Sally Fuller. Photo: Dani Brown.
CHAMPS: The Great Southern Football League Women's representative side has won the cup both years they have played in the competition. This year the team was coached by Kiefver Zohar and captained by Sally Fuller. Photo: Dani Brown.

Coming off the back of a weekend of celebrating the association match win, women from around the Great Southern Football League will be looking to continue their success.

This Sunday marks round 12 of 14, before finals fever hits.

At Victor Harbor, Mount Compass takes on Encounter Bay in the morning, with the Bulldogs expected to take an easy victory over the win-less Eagles.

Mount Compass like to run through the corridor, but the Bays have a solid rebounding defence, and will look to block up the countless forward entries the Bulldogs are known to make.

In the afternoon, Victor Harbor will face Willunga in a match between fourth and fifth. Although there is three games separating the two teams, expect a great battle in the midfield, where both teams' strengths are. It will interesting to see who kicks more goals; the Roos' Courtney Barry, who is the league's leading goal kicker, or Katrice Turner, who was the best on ground and only multiple goal scorer in the association match.

Over at Yankalilla, McLaren will play against Goolwa/Port Elliot in the morning match. McLaren only has one loss on the board and will look to have a percentage-building game, but will be busy trying to contain the Magpies' main goal scorer Gemma Wilton. The Magpies will have a hard time matching up with tall forward Sally Fuller, who captained the association team.

In the afternoon, Yankalilla hosts second-placed Strathalbyn in what will likely be a physical game.

One could expect a Strathalbyn quick mid to tag Helen Maidment, who has been instrumental in the Yankalilla team's improvement after returning from a stint in the SANFLW.

Although Yankalilla has come along in leaps and bounds, Strathalbyn has too much speed and skill for the Tigers to keep up.

In under 16s, it is Mount Compass v Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor at 9am, Victor Harbor v Willunga at Victor Harbor at 12.30pm, and Yankalilla v Strathalbyn at Yankalilla at 12.30pm. Goolwa/Port Elliot has the bye.

Mount Compass is the current ladder leader on nine wins and one loss, with Willunga sitting second on eight wins and one loss, ahead of Victor Harbor on five wins and three losses.

In under 13s, there is Yankalilla v Strathalbyn at McLaren Vale, Mount Compass v Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor v Willunga at Victor Harbor, and McLaren v Goolwa/Port Elliot at Yankalilla, all at 11.30am.