The penultimate minor round for the Thursday Women’s competitions was played in fine weather and had the usual surprises and favourites coming out on top.
Next Thursday round eight, which was deferred through Covd19 earlier in the season will be played to complete the regular season. It has been a hell of a ride for all involved.
I will be commenting on those teams who have already won a finals spot or will be relegated in the following reports.
Tranmere v Prospect/Broadview:
Prospect/Broadview will remain in the Premier League after an excellent 58-46 12 point win at Tranmere. After losing players in the off-season the club has worked hard to hold its spot for next season.
Denise Caulfield skipped her rink to a 21-14 win against Mary Feddersen in the day’s best result.
Jan Nicolls and her four prevailed 18-15 against Jackie Gardiner.
Rosemary Harnett also banked points after a 19-17 defeat of Dianne Ferris.
Regardless of the results in the upcoming round 8 Tranmere, which is sitting in fifth spot will finish the year in mid table.
Lockleys v Hawthorn:
Hawthorn came out firing taking 10 points after a 67-52 10 point win at Lockleys. The Hawks ended the day 25 points clear at the top of the table and will be the Minor Premier regardless of the round eight results.
Anne Onto skipped her four to a 29-14 defeat of Christine Schumacher in the day’s most telling result.
Wendy Clarke and her four prevailed 26-14 against Lynette Nixon.
For Lockleys Lyn Teague and her rink played well in a 24-12 win against Christine Keller to give the club its only points. Sitting at the foot of the ladder the Eagles will be relegated at the end of the season.
Payneham v Marion:
Payneham hung tough in a 52—51-8 point, heart stopping home win against Marion. The Panthers now sit in fourth spot on the ladder 13 points clear of Tranmere and will also play finals.
In the split rink game Joan Prosser skipped her rink to a 19-12 defeat of Michelle Butler in a match winning performance.
For the Hurricanes Dianne Gigney and her four prevailed 21-16 against Sue Maddern.
Kath Crilly skipped her rink to an 18-17 triumph over Marie Roberts.
The Hurricanes sit at the foot of the table and will relegated at the end of the season.
Ascot Park v Happy Valley:
Ascot Park pulled out all the stops in a 73-46 12 point home win against second placed Happy Valley.
The 27 shot win carried the Lions third spot on the ladder and into a Finals position.
Sue Coultas skipped her rink to a 29-9 defeat of Jenny Davis in the game’s most telling result.
Sue Vasey and her rink also played well in a 24-18 triumph over Avis Steer.
Despite the Loss the Valley ended the day in second spot on the ladder and regardless of the round eight results will also play finals.
Hope Valley v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast grabbed 8 points after a 60-55 win at Hope Valley. The club ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder and will continue to play in Premier League next season.
Mila Grimshaw skipped four to a 23-12 defeat of Beverley Murdoch in the game’s best result.
For Hope Valley which ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder and 39 points clear of the relegation zone Raelene Heitmann and her rink prevailed 24-19 against Andrea Cresswell in the club’s best result.
Andrea Williams and her four triumphed 19-18 against Deidre Hall.
Tranmere v West Lakes:
West Lakes sits in fourth spot on the ladder nine points clear of Gawler after a 68-60 10 point win at Tranmere. The good win keeps the finals alive for a club which has played well for much of the season.
Maria Paz skipped her four to a 25-16 defeat of Sue Sanders.
Robyn Palmer and her rink triumphed 28-16 over Dianne Born in the game’s best results.
For Tranmere which ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder, Pam Fullarton defeated Doris Thomas 28-15 to give the club its only points.
Brighton v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale confirmed a Final’s spot after a sensational 63-51 10 point win at Brighton.
Ricki Hooper and her four prevailed 25-15 against Carli Mitchell in the day’s best result.
Paulina Lawrie and her rink were equally effective in a 21-16 defeat of Patria McGrath.
Against the Emus Teresa Lyons and her rink got up 20-17 against Lea Modra’s rink to earn the club its only points for the day.
For Brighton the result put a damper on the Club’s Minor Premiership chances. To achieve that result the team will need a win against second placed Port Noarlunga in Round 8 next week.
Payneham v Kensington/Marryatville:
Kensington/Marryatville has improved as the season has unfolded. On Thursday the club grabbed a full count of 12 points after a 78-44 win in Panthers territory.
The big win came courtesy of a 26-14 win for Helen Hutton and her rink over June Hodkinson.
Jeanette Hill and her four prevailed 31-16 against Robyn Darby.
Robyn Walker and her rink triumphed 21-14 against Janet Hill.
The club will go into round 8 secure in the knowledge that they will be in Division One for next season.
Payneham will be relegated for next season.
Somerton v Gawler:
Somerton grabbed eight points after a 55-50 home success against Gawler. The Seagulls ended the day in seventh spot on the ladder and will remain in Division One for next season.
Karen Sander was the only Seagulls rink to win taking the points after a 24-15 defeat of Kay Moncrieff.
For Gawler Dawn Warland and her four did best with an 18-15 success against Maree Tumbas..
Teresa Dean skipped her rink to a 17-16 triumph over Yvonne Bekeris.
Gawler remains in fifth spot on the ladder and will also play Division One next season.
Semaphore v Port Noarlunga:
Semaphore caused a major boilover grabbing 10 points after a 64-48 defeat of Port Noarlunga at home. The club showed plenty of courage but sitting in ninth spot going into round eight will be demoted at the end of the season.
Edna Dimond and her rink did best with a 23-12 defeat of Barbara Nesbitt.
Kerrie Sharkie skipped her four to a 22-14 success against Doreen Taylor.
For the Gulls who will go into round eight looking for the Minor Premiership against Brighton, Karlee Moffatt and her four prevailed 22-19 against Anne Dunstan.
26th February 2021