Draw rounds out the season in women’s GNL

It was a nail biting game in Burnie as South Burnie and Smithton finished the season with a draw.

SURROUNDED: Queechy's Jess Curtis fights to find a way past Launceston City's Jenny Reterer and Sarah White. The Penguins proved too strong. Picture: Scott Gelston

SURROUNDED: Queechy's Jess Curtis fights to find a way past Launceston City's Jenny Reterer and Sarah White. The Penguins proved too strong. Picture: Scott Gelston

South Burnie held a majority of the possession through the first half, with them rarely out of their attacking 50, but Saints Melissa Stokes and Lily Nibbs worked hard to keep them from gaining the advantage.

Smithton put pressure on the home team in the second half with multiple opportunities on goal, but were unable to alter the scoreboard.

Saints’ goalkeeper Sasha Davies had a sensational game, awarded best on ground.

South Launceston Suns were in control at home against Devonport coming away with a 6-0 win.

Devonport started off well keeping the Suns scoreless until quarter time, but the tables turned with the Suns scoring two goals before half time.

Devonport showed promise as they fought hard to hold off the Suns but were unable to keep them at bay as South Launceston collected four goals in the final half to take the win.

Devonport was awarded a penalty corner on the siren, but was unable to get the ball in the net.

It was a hard-fought game in Launceston with Queechy Penguins taking on Launceston City.

City fought to shut the Penguins down in the first half keeping them from making movement through the field.

It was a classy goal from Caitlin French early in the second that gave the Penguins momentum with French following it up with another shortly after.

A goal to Sarah McCambridge early in the fourth extended the lead.

City’s Emily Nunn and Jo Brumby put the pressure on the Penguins with multiple scoring opportunities in the final quarter with Nunn collecting a well-placed goal before the final siren.

City Marians came away with a 5-1 win over Tamar Churinga at home.

City Marians played a well-structured game with Monique Grundy and Jemma Kenworthy creating opportunities through the centre of the field which resulted in a two-goal advantage coming into the second half.

Tamar fought back with Claire Deavin and Nadia Zalucri making movement through the midfield resulting in a goal to Lucy Cooper.

It wasn’t enough with Marians’ strong teamwork providing three final goals to end the game.

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