2024 TIO CAFL Senior Men's and Women's Round Four Recap

TIO CAFL RD4 Recap

Alkamilya holds off Federal securing their first win of the season, as Rovers continued their winning ways over Souths in round four of the 2024 TIO CAFL women’s season.  

Alkamilya got the ball rolling from the get-go against Federal as three goals to none first term – the 20-point giving Alkamilya a strong position early as players like Jasmine Boyers and Kahlisha Rioli found themselves amongst the action.  

The second term was more of the same as Alkamilya added three more goals with Federal finding a way to kick their first. Tiwi product, Maria Rioli and co-captain Hayley Maher started to have their influence on the game controlling the midfield.  

However, the tides would turn in favour of Federal, as Alkamilya were held scoreless in the third term with Federal kicking one goal, two behinds, and cutting the lead to only 23 at the final break.  

Felicity Boles, Jayde Imber, and Alana Chalmers began to assert themselves into the match as two goals from Federal in the fourth had alarms ringing for Alkamilya before a steadying goal had the game sealed with a 17-point final margin.  

Ebony Abbott-McCormack stared in the Rovers third consecutive win of the 2024 TIO CAFL season, booting 10 goals in a clinical win over Souths.  

Rovers showed their strength from the start of the game, featuring in a six-goal to-nothing first term. Unfortunately for Souths, it would not be their only scoreless term.  

Talayah Kunoth got Souths on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but there was no stopping the Rovers as the goals continued to rain down at Jim McConville Oval.  

Ebony’s outstanding 10-goal performance comfortably earned her the best on the ground, as she shot up to first on the goal-kicking tally with 16 for the season and is quickly becoming one of the favourites for the Margaret Liddle medal.  

Armani Francois, Brylee Kerrin, and Carly Wilson were also among those recognised for their work around the contest.  

In the Men’s division, Souths recorded an enjoyable win over the Rovers, with West recording their first win since round four, 2022.  

Souths got their season going with their first win of the season, with a 41-point victory at Jim McConville Oval.  

Souths captain Michael Tilmouth-Turner had a best-on-ground performance with three goals with Dallas Scobie also flexing his muscles with two goals of his own.  

Deacon Braun impressed, alongside Bradley Turner and Thomas Swan recording sturdy games including a goal each.  

The Rovers struggled with goal inaccuracies throughout the match with 18 scoring shots, with only seven recorded as goals. But it was Lucas Ross (Peckham) who was putting in the effort to create opportunities for the Rovers.  

Wests recorded their first of the season, and their first in 721 days, when they upset Federal by just six points.  

In what has been one of the most accurate performances in the 2024 TIO CAFL Season to date, West simply could not miss whilst inaccuracies from Pioneer cost them a win.  

Pioneer held the lead at the first interchange before a blistering five-goal straight term in favour of West had momentum on the side with Pioneer only recording one goal and four behinds in their second quarter.  

Things continued to get better for West in the second half, adding four more goals in the third as well as their first blemish to a perfect scoreline before another four more in the last. Accuracy looked better for Pioneer in the second half, kicking seven goals, and four behinds but a poor first half sealed a historic win for West.  

Tunula (Travis) Smith was named best on for West with six goals, as Tanner Coulthard and Jayden Dick added to their consistent seasons. Anthony Lew-Fatt had his match game of the season so far with a four-goal game.  

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