Round 4 of the 2019 State League season is in the books, with the top team in each grade undefeated so far in 2019. Of course the ladder will have a much easier look to it after the completion of round five, once each team in A and B Grade has had their bye week.
As always the scores, fixtures, ladders and leading goal scorers can be found on the State League Page.
The first match of the round saw Glenelg and North face off. Glenelg were looking to bounce back from defeat in their last match. Whilst North were looking to continue their hot start to the season. The matchup saw a high scoring affair with 46 goals scored between the two teams, as North claimed a massive 31-15 victory, to see them maintain their place on top of the ladder, undefeated and with a +44 goal difference from their first 4 matches. Glenelg’s defeat sees them in fourth place, with one win and two defeats and a game in hand on North. The top scorers for the North were Megan Papalia with 9 goals 1 ahead of Daniel Papalia who finished with 8 in the matchup. For Glenelg, Patrick Branford top scored with 7 goals in the defeat.
The second matchup of the round saw Flinders and Boomers take to the court. With both teams looking to claim their first victories of the season. The matchup saw a scrappy affair with both teams putting up shots, but to no avail early. As the scoring was at a premium, with Boomers coming out on top in the end. Claiming a 13-8 victory for their first win of the season. The win sees Boomers move into the top three. With one win and two defeats ahead of fourth place by goal difference. Flinders sit in fifth place without a win so far, but improving performances will see that win come sooner rather than later. The top scorers for Boomers was Jack Curran, with 4 goals, 1 ahead of both Joshua Berney and Josh Prasad.
The first match of the round saw a clash between North and Glenelg. North came into the round with 2 wins and 1 defeat so far. Whilst Glenelg came in undefeated after their opening two matches. This matchup saw a tight affair as Glenelg came away with a 3 goal victory, getting up 14-11. To claim their 3rd victory of the year and move to the top of the table. The top goal scorer for Glenelg in the win, was Nick Miller, with 6 goals. For North, Jake Dzivinski top scored with 4 goals.
The second matchup of the round saw Boomers take on Flinders. Boomers came into the round with one win and one loss. Whilst Flinders came into the match searching for their first win of the year. The matchup saw Boomers get off to a flying start, with their long range shooting on point. The lead grew again in the second half as Boomers went on to claim a 22-9 victory. The victory sees Boomers move into the top two on the ladder. The top scorers for Boomers in the match were Jack Curran, with 8 goals and Ryan Gartner 1 goal behind, with 7 for the match. For Flinders it was Ryan Ward, with 4 goals in the defeat.
The first match of the round saw Glenelg and Boomers face off for the second time this season. Both teams entered the round still searching for their first victory of 2019, after these teams drew in their season opener. Boomers got off to a strong start scoring the first couple of goals, before Glenelg got one back. The game continued on with that pattern as the half time came with the score at 6-3, in favour of Boomers. The second half was not one for the highlight reel as we saw the full 25 minute half expire with neither team able to add to the scoreboard, with Boomers claiming their first win of the year 6-3. The top scorers for the match were Ben Walter and Nic Catanzariti both with 2 goals. For Glenelg it was all individual goal scorers.
The second matchup of the round saw Arista take on Glenelg Cubs, with these two teams sitting in the top two ahead of the encounter. Arista got off to a fast start pushing out to an early lead, before the Cubs fought back strong i the second half to close the margin to as close as three, before Arista regained composure to finish the match up 14-10. The top scorers for the match, for Arista it was Justin Schultz with 5 goals. For the Cubs it was Nick Miller with 4 goals, 1 ahead of Claire Bowler who finished with 3 for the match.
Next weekend sees matches again being played at Titanium Security Arena. With North having the bye in both A and B Grade.
A Grade sees Boomers taking on Arista and Glenelg meet Flinders.
B Grade sees the same encounters as A Grade, with Arista taking on Boomers and Flinders matching up with Glenelg.
Finally in C Grade, we see the Glenelg Derby, with the Cubs taking on the Tigers and the second matchup seeing Boomers take on Arista.