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Lions beat Tigers this time

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July 12, 2017

Brodie Gunton linked up beautifully with Seymour's attackers in their final quarter fightback.

Georgia Gregson and Natalia Morgan combined well in attack for the Lions.

Sophie Locke outstretched to catch a ball thrown into the Lions attacking third.

Mia Feery was aggresive and in control of the centre for Seymour.

Marlee Koopman held down the defence again for the Lions.

Chloe Locke stretches to gain possession of the ball in the under-17 game.

B-grade defender Marlee Koopman is ready to pass off to a team mate.

Lyndel O’Sullivan was brilliant through the B-grade’s midcourt.

B-GRADE

The last time Seymour and Rochester played it was the Tigers who won by a convincing 24 goals.

This time, at Kings Park, it would be the Lions who would take home the points in what was one of the most evenly-matched contests of the round.

A superb defensive performance from Marlee Koopman, supported by Georgia Velt and Sophie Locke, piled pressure on the Tigers from the first centre pass.

Mia Feery’s aggression and attack on the ball created plenty of turnovers for the Lions and forced the Tigers to work incredibly hard to transfer the ball out of defence.

A few tweaks at quarter time saw Locke assume a more familiar position in goal attack alongside Mariah Baumann.

Baumann was in fine form and the two combined brilliantly to produce just enough goals to tick the scoreboard over in their favour.

Lyndel O’Sullivan and Andrea McKenzie were the unsung heroes in wing-attack and wing-defence as the pair gravitated around Feery to lock down the opposition and feed the Lions goalers.

O’Sullivan took a number of crucial mid-air grabs to maintain possession for the Lions.

With the scores level at three-quarter time, the Lions were just that bit hungrier than their opponents and it was that intensity, team talk and aggression that got them over the line.

Score: Seymour 29 d Rochester 27.

Best: Marlee Koopman, Mia Feery, Lyndel O’Sullivan.

B-RESERVE

A slow start by B-reserve meant the Lions were on the backfoot for most of their match against Rochester.

Seymour did well to turn around a 17-goal half-time deficit with a renewed sense of purpose after the break.

Brodie Gunton provided a lot of drive for the Lions as they moved into attack.

Georgia Gregson was particularly accurate in front of goal and Virginia Morgan produced a number of key intercepts for the team.

The Lions shot double their half-time score in the second half of the game.

An excellent final quarter saw Seymour combine well in every third to provide some chase and lead the final quarter 11-4.

Score: Seymour 27 lt Rochester 39.

Best: Brodie Gunton, Virginia Morgan, Natalia Morgan.

UNDER-17

Seymour was on even keel for most of its match against Rochester.

Sarah Waite was a key contributor for Seymour in defence and kept the pressure on Rochester throughout the game.

The Lions held the Tigers to account in the first, second and final quarters but a poor third term undid their otherwise solid efforts.

Rochester’s 10-goal lead was unassailable from there and the Lions eventually went down by 11.

Score: Seymour 27 lt Rochester 38.

Best: Maddie Pearce, Sarah Waite, Rani Curry.

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