Round 8 of the Thursday Women’s competitions saw the end of the 18 minor rounds. With many clubs looking to make the Finals or avoid relegation there was plenty of action across the city.
In the Premier League the top four clubs going into Finals will be:
- Hawthorn 152 points 2) Happy Valley 139 point.
- Payneham 135 points 4) Ascot Park 134 points.
The 2 clubs that finished in the relegation zone – Marion with 52 points and Lockleys with 41 points.
In Division One the top four clubs going into the Finals will be:
1) Brighton 152 points (by percentage) 2) Port Noarlunga 152 points
3) Morphett Vale 148 points 4) West Lakes 120 points.
The clubs that finished in the relegation zone are -Semaphore 70 points and Payneham 58 points.
Payneham v Hawthorn:
Payneham played out of their skins in a 59-42 12point home win against Minor Premier Hawthorn. The Panthers sent out a strong message to the other three finalists.
Laini McGorman skipped her four to a 23-11 defeat of Anne Onto in the day’s best result.
Sue Maddern and her rink triumphed 18-16 against Wendy Clarke.
Marie Roberts and her four got up 18-17 against Christine Keller.
For the Hawks who had gone into the game with an unassailable lead it was a blip the club could afford. You can bet that the team will be back on song with home advantage and the double chance in the finals. Wendy Clarke finished the minor rounds skipping her rink to 15 wins from 18 matches.
Tranmere v Marion:
Tranmere ended its season with a 74-46 11point home win against Marion. It was strong finish for a club that finished in fifth spot on the ladder.
Mary Feddersen skipped her rink to a 30-13 defeat of Michelle Butler in the day’s most telling result.
Jackie Gardiner and her four played well in a 23-12 triumph over Kath Crilly.
Dianne Ferris fought hard all day before coming away with a 21-21 draw with Dianne Gigney.
Ascot Park v Prospect/Broadview:
Ascot Park finished in fourth spot on the ladder after a 63-51 10 point home win against Prospect/Broadview.
Sue Vasey and her four led the way with a 24-14 defeat of Denise Caulfield in the game’s best result.
Chris Thulborn and her rink also played well in a 23-16 triumph over Jan Nicholls.
For Prospect Rosemary Harnett prevailed 21-16 against Sue Coultas to earn the club its only points.
Lockleys v Club Holdfast:
Club Holdfast which finished in sixth spot on the ladder prevailed 69-63 at Lockleys and banked 11 points.
Mila Grimshaw skipped her four to a 27-24 win against in the game’s best result.
Sandy Wallace and her rink triumphed 21-18 over Karen Kovaleff.
Andrea Cresswell also picked up a point after a 21-21 draw with Lynette Nixon.
Lockleys ended its season at the foot of the ladder.
Hope Valley v Happy Valley:
Happy Valley had one of its best results of the season taking a full count of 12 points after a 67-50 away win at Hope Valley. The southern club which ended the minor rounds in second spot on the ladder goes into the Finals with the double chance.
Deb Fry skipped her four to a 21-12 defeat of Raelene Heitmann in the game’s best result.
Avis Steer and her rink got up 21-15 against Beverley Murdoch.
Jenny Davis and her four triumphed 25-23 over Anrea Williams.
After a good finish in the second half Hope Valley ended the year in eighth spot on the ladder with 92 points.
Payneham v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale ended the regular season in third spot on the ladder after a 68-51 10point win at Payneham. The Emus will go into the Finals series next week with some confidence.
Against the Panthers Paulina Lawrie and her rink prevailed 28-13 against Marlene Davey to set the game up.
Lea Modra skipped her four to a 21-14 win against Robyn Darby to also pickup points.
For the Panthers, which ended the season at the foot of the ladder, June Hodkinson and her four triumphed 24-18 over Ricki Hooper.
Tranmere v Kensington/Marryatville:
In a split rink game Kensington/Marryatville prevailed 56-54 at Tranmere and banked 8 points.
The club ended the minor rounds in eighth spot on the ladder on 90 points thanks to a good second half of the year.
The 2 shot overall win came courtesy of a 27-14 for Helen Hutton over Elizabeth Bartram in a match winning result.
For Tranmere, Pam Fullarton, who finished the season as one of the most successful skippers in division 1 with 15 wins from 17 matches, skipped her four to a 22-16 defeat of Robyn Walker.
Sue Sanders and her rink triumphed 18-13 over Jeanette Hill.
Tranmere ended the day in sixth spot on the ladder, which was a good performance for the newly promoted side.
Somerton v West Lakes:
West Lakes ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder after a 62-50 10-point defeat of the Seagulls at Somerton. The club will go into the finals at Brighton with some confidence.
Doris Thomas skipped her rink to a 25-12 defeat of Maree Tumbas in the day’s best result.
Maria Paz again skipped well in her four’s 27-16 triumph over Yvonne Bekeris.
For Somerton Karen Sander and her rink grabbed two points after prevailing 22-10 against Robyn Palmer.
Somerton ended the regular season in seventh spot on the ladder with 91 points.
Brighton v Port Noarlunga:
In a highly anticipated match-up Port Noarlunga grabbed 10 points after a 64-44 win against Brighton at Brighton. In the final analysis the two clubs ended the regular season on equal points but with Brighton taking the Minor Premiership on percentage. The clubs will meet again on the first day of the Finals and both have a double chance.
For the Gulls, Barbara Nesbitt and her rink did best with a 27-10 defeat of Teresa Lyons.
Karlee Moffatt again played well in her four’s 25-14 triumph over Patria McGrath.
For Brighton, Carli Mitchell, one of the most successful skippers in division 1 with 15 wins from 18 matches, again showed her class by skipping her rink to a 20-12 win against Doreen Taylor to grab those important two rink points to gain the minor premiership for Brighton.
Semaphore v Gawler:
Semaphore ended the year with a 62-55 10point home win against Gawler. Despite the quality performance the club ended the year in ninth spot on the ladder and in the relegation zone.
Kerrie Sharkie skipped her rink to a 24-11 defeat of Kay Moncrieff in the day’s best result.
Anne Dunstan skipped well in her four’s 28-15 triumph over Dawn Warland.
For Gawler Teresa Dean and her rink prevailed 29-10 against Edna Dimond to earn the club its only points.
Gawler finished the minor rounds in fifth spot on the ladder with 105 points.
5th March 2021