Demons ready for Tigers challenge | Female Football League 2017

NEXT STEP: Horsham's Claudia McAuliffe keeps the ball in play and looks for her next option against South Warrnambool. Picture: MORGAN HANCOCK
NEXT STEP: Horsham's Claudia McAuliffe keeps the ball in play and looks for her next option against South Warrnambool. Picture: MORGAN HANCOCK

THE Horsham Demons girls team returns home to City Oval on Sunday for a round three encounter against the Portland Tigers.

It is the second week in a row the Tigers team will travel to Horsham after the side came up short against the Horsham Saints in round two.

The Demons side won its first game of the season against Wimmera rivals Stawell but were on the wrong side of the ledger in round two against South Warrnambool.

A 5.15 (45) to 3.1 (19) did not truly reflect how competitive the Demons side was in its first ever away game.

Demons coach Terry Arnel said after the game he will be looking for his side to improve the way it moved the ball in round three.

“It took us a little while to get going against South Warrnambool,” he said.

“Maybe that had something to do with travelling to play at a different ground.”

Each week the side faces new experiences which are all part of being a football team.

It took us a little while to get going against South Warrnambool.

Terry Arnel

Round one saw the team rise to the physicality required by the sport and round two meant the side was on the road for the first time with a changed lineup.

This round could see a game played in greasy conditions as the side looks to bounce back from a first loss.

Horsham's Paige Glover watches her back as she runs out of defence.

Horsham's Paige Glover watches her back as she runs out of defence.

Penelope Drummund, Abby Hallam, Stepahine Glover, Nicole Polycarpou and Charlotte Launder were named among the best Demons players in the loss to South Warrnambool.

Ruby Redford also put in a strong performance to kick two goals.

All six players will want to back up their performances in a win at home against Portland.

Whippets v Hurricanes

THE Wimmera Whippets will play their second round fixture against the Hampden Hurricanes before the game between the Demons and Tigers.

Round one saw the Whippets recorded a big round one win against the Grampians Giants in Murtoa.

It has been three weeks since the first game but the team has continued to train enthusiastically. First bounce for the game will be at 11am. Following Sunday’s game the Whippets will have a break until June 4.