Round 15 of the Thursday Women’s competitions was important for many reasons. After the day there will be three games remaining in the regular season and whilst the top teams will be looking for a finals spot those in the bottom half of the ladder will be looking to avoid relegation. It is really crunch time for most clubs.
It is worthwhile having a look at those ladder positions going into the round:
1 Tranmere 123 points
2 Hawthorn 122 points
3 Port Noarlunga 104 points
4 Club Holdfast 102 points
5 Ascot Park 98 points
6 Happy Valley 85 points
7 Hope Valley 73 points
8 Brighton 58 points
9 Marion 43 points
10 Prospect/Broadview 32 points.
Ascot Park v Happy Valley:
Ascot Park produced one of its better performances grabbing a full count of 12 points after 74-41 home win against Happy Valley. Despite the big win the Lions in 5th spot on the ladder but improved their chances of making the finals.
Chris Thulborn skipped her rink to a 27-11 defeat of Kay Chesney in the day’s best result.
Karen Kovaleff and her four again played well in a 28-14 win against Avis Steer.
Riina Bradbrook and her rink continued a good run prevailing 19-16 against Jenny Davis.
The Valley retained it 6th spot on the ladder.
Club Holdfast v Hawthorn:
Club Holdfast retained its fourth place position, after banking 10 points from a 65-41 home success against Hawthorn.
Mila Grimshaw and her rink again went well in a 29-11 defeat of Anne Onto in the day’s best result.
Sandy Wallace and her rink prevailed 22-13 against in another good performance.
For the Hawks Christine Keller and her four got up 17-14 against Rachel Krebbekx to give the club its only points.
Hawthorn ended the day in 2nd spot on the ladder 9 points shy of Tranmere.
Port Noarlunga v Hope Valley:
Port Noarlunga produced the goods in a 73-42 10 points home win against Hope Valley. The club retained its 3rd place on the ladder in another solid performance.
Karlee Moffatt and her rink pulled out all the stops getting up 31-7 against Andrea Williams in the game’s most telling result.
Faye Anderson skipped her four to a 26-12 defeat of Roslyn Blakeney in another good result.
For the Hornets Raelene Heitmann skipped her rink to a 23-16 win against Julie Bannister to give the club its only points.
Hope Valley ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder having chalked up 6 wins for the season.
Brighton v Tranmere:
Tranmere sits 9 points clear at the top of the ladder after prevailing 69 – 53 and grabbing 10 points at Brighton.
Jackie Gardiner and her four played out of their skins in a 34-13 defeat of Gail Hodshon. It was the game’s best result.
Dianne Ferris and her rink prevailed 18-16 against Carli Mitchell in a tight one.
For Brighton Teresa Lyons and her four got up 24-17 against Mary Feddersen to give the club its only points.
The southern club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder having won 3 games over the season.
Marion v Prospect/Broadview:
Prospect/Broadview produced an excellent performance taking 10 points after a 60-55 defeat of Marion. Despite the win the club remains at the foot of the ladder and will need to perform well over the next three rounds if they are to avoid relegation.
Jan Nicholls and her rink prevailed 23-13 against Jacqueline King in a match winning performance.
Denise Caulfield and her four again played well in a 23-20 defeat of Dianne Gigney.
For the Hurricanes Kath Crilly skipped her rink to a 22-14 success against Jacqueline Barber to give the club its only points.
Marion ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder and will need to make every post a winner over the 3 remaining rounds if they are to stay in the Premier League.
In Division One the ladder positions going into the round were:
1 West Lakes 112 points
2 Somerton 107 points
3 Kensington/Marryatville 101 points
4 Semaphore 95 points
5 Morphett Vale 81 points
6 Tranmere 81 points
7 Gawler 77 points
8 Grange 77 points
9 Lockleys 70 points
10 Blackwood 39 points
Kensington/Marryatville v Gawler:
Kensington/Marryatville sits in 3rd spot on the ladder after a 69-54 10 points home win against Gawler as the club looks to secure a top four spot.
Robyn Walker skipped her four to a 31-15 defeat of Teresa Dean in the day’s best result.
Helen Hutton and her rink again played well in a 25-12 success against Dawn Warland.
For Gawler Kay Moncrieff and her four got up 27-13 against Jeanette Hill to give the club an important 2 points.
The Northern club ended the day in 8th spot on the ladder and will be looking for a big ending to minor rounds.
Grange v West Lakes:
West Lakes turned on the power prevailing 75-36 against home side Grange and banking a full count of 12 points. The Lakers have all but ensured a final’s spot going into the final three minor rounds.
Jackie Field and her rink prevailed 26-10 against Maree McMahon to continue some good form.
Robyn Palmer and her four came away with a 26-12 win against Ursula Thomas in another solid performance.
Doris Thomas and her rink also banked points after a 23-14 defeat of Maxine Savage.
The Dolphins ended the day in 9th spot on the ladder and will be looking to play well over the next three weeks to avoid relegation.
Semaphore v Morphett Vale:
Morphett Vale put in one of the club’s best performances of the year banking 10 points after a 76-61 win at Semaphore. The Emus retain 5th spot on the ladder in a competition where positions 4 to 7 are covered by 17 points.
Gina Gordon skipped her rink to a 29-20 defeat of Edna Dimond in the game’s best result.
Paulina Lawrie and her four prevailed 27-19 against Kerri Scharkie in another good performance away from home.
For Semaphore Anne Dunstan and her rink took the points after a 23-20 win against Clare Munro.
Semaphore ended the day in 4th spot on the ladder as the players search for a top four spot.
Lockleys v Tranmere:
Lockleys played well in a 63-54 10 points home win against Tranmere. The Eagles ended the day in 7th spot on the ladder as the club gets away from the lower end of the division and searches for a top four spot.
Li Song skipped her four to a 27-15 defeat of Pam Fullarton in the game’s best result.
Sue Coultas and her rink battled all day and finally broke away in the last two ends to prevail 23-18 against Brenda Porter.
For Tranmere which ended the day in 6th spot on the ladder Denise Abraham and her rink got up 21-13 solid win against Christine Schumacher
Blackwood v Somerton:
Somerton sits in second spot on the ladder after prevailing 61-55 at Blackwood and banking 8 points.
In a competitive split rink game Yvonne Bekeris skipped her four to a 30-13 defeat of Carol Redform in a match winning performance.
For Blackwood Marilyn Edmonds and her four got up 21-15 against Lea Modra.
Julie Gillman and her rink also played well in a 21-16 success against Wendy Rudd.
At the day Blackwood sits at the foot of the ladder and is now destined for relegation.
18th February, 2022