Round 9 of the 2019 State League Season is in the record books. As all 3 grades saw the top teams claim victories to maintain their positions. With the change of venue last weekend not slowing them down.
As always the scores, fixtures, ladders and leading goal scorers can be found on the State League Page.
The first matchup of the round saw North take on Glenelg. With North coming into the round undefeated and looking for their eighth straight victory for the season. While Glenelg came in after a defeat last time out. The game began with the teams going goal for goal early. Before North found their rhythm and ran away with the momentum. Claiming a 24-14 victory to maintain their position on top of the A Grade table. The top scorer for the match was North’s Jess Crispe with 5 goals in the victory. While for Glenelg, Patrick Branford top scored with 4.
The second matchup of the round saw Boomers take on Flinders. With Boomers coming into the round off the bye. Whilst Flinders came in off of a defeat last time out. In a game where most of the goals were scored in the first half, it was Boomers who went into half time with the lead. Before the second half saw Flinders fight back, to bring the margin back to a couple of goals before Boomers were able to regain composure and claim the victory 15-12. The top scorers for the match all scored 4 goals apiece, with Boomers Kia Rogers and Flinders pair Jazz Zulfic and Tyson White all reaching that mark.
The first matchup of the round saw Glenelg take on North. With Glenelg coming into the round after a defeat, while North came in off a victory. In a thrilling contest, it was Glenelg who were able to come away with the win. Getting up 16-14, with the final couple of minutes seeing the game go goal for goal. The top scorer for the match was Glenelg’s Daniel Phillips with 5 goals in the victory. While for North three players, Allie Kulcsar, Jake Dzivinski and Michael Houston all scoring 3 goals apiece.
The second matchup of the round saw Flinders take on Boomers, with Flinders coming in off a defeat, while Boomers coming in off the bye. In a matchup that saw Flinders play one short at one end, they shot the lights out early as they were able to convert their opportunities in attack to go into halftime ahead. Before Boomers refocused and played smarter against the short end to take their opportunities in the second half to claim a 23-18 victory. The top scorers for the match were Boomers pair Peter Corcoran and Ryan Gartner with 5 goals apiece. While for Flinders Amber Gillespie and Andrew Hutchesson both scored 4 goals each.
The first matchup of the round saw Boomers take on the Cubs, with both teams coming in off victories last time out. This was the third meeting between the two sides this season, with both teams having won one game apiece. This matchup started slowly as the Cubs, playing short at both ends did a great job slowing down Boomers attacks, unfortunately they weren’t able to capitalise on their opportunities in attack. As Boomers were able to work out their attacks to claim a 14-7 victory to maintain their place on top of the C Grade table. The top scorer for the match was Boomers’ Daniel Rattus with 5 goals in the victory. While for the Cubs, Danica Bell scored 3 goals in the defeat.
The second matchup of the round saw Arista take on Glenelg, with both sides coming into the round off defeats last time out. With these two sides meeting for the third time this season and Arista having won both previous meetings. It was Arista again who were able to claim the points. Claiming a thrilling 11-8 victory, to end the round in second place. The top scorer for the match was Glenelg’s Tim Miller with 5 goals in defeat. While for Arista it was Sharyn Bungey and Michael Ferris with 3 goals apiece.
Next weekend sees matches back at Titanium Security Arena. With the A Grade matchups seeing Arista take on Boomers, while Flinders play Glenelg. The B Grade sees the reverse matchups as North have the Bye in both grades. In C Grade Arista take on the Cubs, whilst the Tigers take on Boomers.