Lions beat Tigers this time

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT - 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. Mariah Bau­mann only has eyes for the ball in B-grade. Lyn­del OSul­li­van was bril­liant through the B-grade’s mi


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 wingde­fence 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 three­quar­ter 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.


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.


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.



Seam­less: beau­ti­fully with Sey­mour’s




Game plan:


Stal­wart: Mar­lee Koop­man held down the de­fence again for the Pic­tures: Lewis Fisher, Wayne Her­ring

Con­trol: Mia Feery was ag­gres­sive in the cen­tre for Sey­mour.

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