Young Roo stars in Tasmanian decider

YOUNG Kangaroo Mia King was named best-on-ground in Launceston's Grand Final triumph over Glenorchy.

In a game played in wet and heavy conditions at UTAS Stadium, Launceston made up for last year's Grand Final loss in the 2.1 (13) to 0.6 (6) triumph.

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Launceston did all the damage in the second term, with new North Melbourne draftee Brooke Brown booting a goal alongside teammate Cecilia Cameron.

King, a highly rated junior who played four games in her debut season, was dominant with her contested work in the middle and also lent a helping hand in defence.

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Glenorchy peppered the goals throughout the match, but accuracy ultimately eluded the team, with former Roo Libby Haines named best for the side.

North Melbourne forward Daria Bannister was not on the field on the final siren to celebrate with her Launceston teammates, having suffered a knee injury earlier in the match.  

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LAUNCESTON    0.0    2.1    2.1    2.1    (13)
GLENORCHY    0.3    0.3    0.5    0.6    (6)

Launceston: Brown, Cameron
Glenorchy: Nil

Launceston: King, D. Taylor, K. Hill, Binns, Cameron, G. Hill
Glenorchy: L. Haines, King, Clark, Clifton, Sullivan, Crawford

TSL Women's Best and Fairest

  1. Sarah Skinner (Glenorchy) 19 votes
  2. Nicole Bresnehen (Clarence/North Melbourne) 13
  3. Daria Bannister (Launceston/North Melbourne) 10
  4. Maggie Cuthberston (North Launceston) 7
  5. Mia King (Launceston/North Melbourne) 6
    Priscilla Odwogo (Tigers) 6
    Jessie Williams (Clarence) 6

Leading goalkicker

Sarah Skinner (Glenorchy) 18 goals