Jags Women Get The Choccies
The Jindalee Jags have produced a perfect 2018 season in the QWFA Division 2 North following a dominant 34-point win over Sandgate at Leyshon Park Yeronga.
The Jags had already won all 16 games on their fixture throughout the season and capped off a remarkable year with one last win to lift the Premiership Cup.
In heavy rain, Jindalee proved once again why they are the premier team of the Division 2 North competition, asserting themselves quickly in the contest with the first clearance of the game. The ball was locked firmly inside Jindalee’s forward half and given the conditions and pedigree of both sides, the challenge to rebound effectively provide a herculean task for the Hawks.
Despite their continued dominance, Jindalee couldn’t find the goals and coughed up a number of early opportunities that faded through for behinds. The home side scored a string of six behinds for the quarter; the best coming via a Lisa Thompson set shot – which faded right, and Torrie Boyd’s snap, which hit the post.
Sandgate managed to break the halfway mark for a period in the opening term, but even they couldn’t find the big sticks.
Jindalee finally broke the goalless drought in the third quarter through Torrie Boyd and soon again through Kataraina Bennett to hand the Jags an 18-point lead at the main break. By this stage, a result looked all but confirmed despite Sandgate needing just three goals to level the scores as rain failed to relent throughout the second half.
Torrie Boyd added her second early in the third term to all but ensure Jindalee’s perfect record would remain intact with the margin now sitting at 26-points. Nikki Kersnovske nailed one home in the final term to put an emphasis on the Jags win, while their stout defence, led by Bennett, kept the Hawks goalless on the big stage.
Despite the lop-sided result, Hawks captain Kara Fabian earned best on ground honours after a superb clearance masterclass in the wet.
QWFA Division 2 North Grand Final
Jindalee: 0.6 2.8 3.10 4.12 (36)
Sandgate: 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 (2)
Goals, Jindalee: T. Boyd 2, N. Kersnovske, K. Bennett. Sandgate: n/a.
Best, Jindalee: L. Thompson, J. McCartney, H. Dewberry, N. Kersnovske, E. Whyte, A. Holland. Sandgate: K. Fabian, A. Long, T. Beaven, A. Piczak, T. Smith, T. Gavine.
Best On Ground: Kara Fabian (42 Sandgate)