Elise Barwick
Pic by Solstice Photography

After falling to Clarence in the opening round by 32 points, the Magpies' TSLW team has bounced back in emphatic fashion. 

They got the wheels in motion with a dominant 85-point rout of the Tigers, Elise Barwick best on ground with 3 goals, while Sarah Skinner (4 goals) and Tiarna Ford (3 goals) also hit the scoreboard.

That performance gave a hint on the speed and pressure this young side could produce, and then they made a genuine statement in Round 4.

Powerhouse time
Taking on Launceston, whose only loss in 2019 came in the grand final, the Pies went in underdogs at KGV.

But after three tightly-fought quarters that saw the hosts lead by eight points at the final change, the Glenorchy girls produced a season-changing final term.

With Libby Haines outstanding against her former team, brilliantly supported by Kira Maass and Sarah Skinner (2 goals), the Pies piled on three goals to none to run out 26-point victors.

It was a fitting way to celebrate Elise Barwick's 50th game for the club, the speedster also amongst the best players with a typically energetic display.

Bombers crash
The Magpies then welcomed North Launceston to KGV, but faced a tough challenge as the Bombers headed into quarter-time seven points ahead.

But coach Dean Webster's crew put the foot down earlier this time around, a four goal to nothing second stanza blowing the game open.

Haines, Maass and Skinner (2 goals) were again outstanding, while Molly Mitchell provided another avenue to goal with 3 majors.

The TSLW Magpies welcome Clarence to KGV this Saturday with the chance to leapfrog the Roos into second place. Game starts at 5.20pm

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