Southport travelled to Yeronga on Saturday to take on the Demons at Leyshon Park in Round 9 of the QAFLW.
In the Seniors, the Sharks defeated Yeronga by 80 points.
The 12.14 (86) to 1.0 (6) win means that the Sharks remain undefeated after eight games.
After the game, Southport Coach Peter Doherty said, “ After a successful start to the season there is always a risk of complacency. Our girls showed no signs of that which was terrific. Their preparation was spot on, and they executed our game plan really well.”
“We started well, and we kept the foot on the pedal for the remainder of the game, which was really pleasing.”
“We have just got to keep accumulating wins, as we look to secure a top 2 position on the ladder at the end of the season, and on the weekend, we were able to do that.”
Maddy Gault, who came up from the Reserves a couple of weeks ago, played extremely well on the wing.
Fellow winger, and acting Captain Rianna Schipp was also very good.
Midfielders Steph O’Brien, Maddy Watt and Carly Remmos were at their usual best.
Jess Maher was solid down back, and Maggie O’Connell kicked three goals to remain on top of the QAFLW Goalkicking Leaderboard.
This week, Southport’s Seniors play Aspley in a top of the table clash at Graham Road Oval at 4:45 pm.
YERONGA 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (6)SOUTHPORT 4.4 7.8 9.14 12.14 (86)
Goal Kickers: Maggie O’Connell 3, Peyton Mackie 2, Avalon Pearce 2, Rianna Schipp 2, Maddy Baldwin, Kristi Harvey, Carly Remmos
Best Players: Madeline Gault, Stephanie O’Brien, Rianna Schipp, Madeleine Watt, Carly Remmos, Jess Maher
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In the Reserves, Yeronga defeated Southport by 16 points.
The Devil’s 6.5 (41) to 4.1 (25) win was set up in the second quarter, with the home side kicking three goals to zero.
Southport started well kicking the first two goals, however, Yeronga steadied late in the first quarter, before kicking three goals to zero in the second quarter.
The second half was even, but the damage had been done.
Reserves Coach Mal Smith said, “Although, we lost the game there was still plenty of positives to take from the game.”
“The girls’ effort was fantastic, we just let a few of their players get on top of us in the second quarter, which was the disappointing part.”
“Our second half was much better, but unfortunately we couldn’t catch them.”
Kaitlin Mercer was the standout with her three goals.
The other goal kicker was Lillian Behan who played her best game of the year.
Indira Maradani battled hard in the ruck, Lizzie Andres played well down back and
Southport’s Reserves play Aspley who are top of the QAFLW Reserves Ladder, at Graham Road Oval at 6:45 pm this Saturday.
YERONGA 2.3 5.4 5.5 6.5 (41)SOUTHPORT 2.0 2.1 3.1 4.1 (25)
Goal Kickers: Kaitlin Mercer 3, Lillian Behan.
Best Players: Kaitlin Mercer, Indira Maradani, Lillian Behan, Lizzie Andres, Lillian Street, Ella Williams
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