An exciting new tradition got underway with a strong Glenorchy win, as our women's team defeated Clarence by 30 points in the inaugural Smith-Corrie Cup at KGV on Saturday.
The cup has been created to honour two pioneers of the women's game at Clarence and Glenorchy, and for Tasmanian women's football in general.
Thomasa Corrie was the first winner of the TSLW competition Best & Fairest in 2017, is one of the most talented players to play for Glenorchy's women's team, and starred in the 2018 TSLW premiership side.
In the TSL and its predecessors, Clarence and Glenorchy have long played for the Bingley-Linton Cup, honouring two greats of our clubs, and it is hoped the Smith-Corrie Cup will become a similar long-running tradition that honours the players who drove women's football into prominence in Tasmania.
The Magpies' pressure was omnipresent early, holding Clarence scoreless in the opening term before breaking the game open across the middle quarters, taking an unassailable 27-point lead into the final break.
The conditions closed in as the second half played out, but it mattered not as the Black & White cruised to victory over the old rival.
Jenna Hay, Joni Ransley, Mackie Sutcliffe and Elise Barwick won plenty of the footy, while Ford was at her creative best in the forward half.
Glenorchy 8.7.55 d Clarence 3.7.25
Best: Ford, Ransley, Sutcliffe, E Barwick, Clark
Goals: Ford 2, Hay 2, E Barwick, Booth, Mitchell, Sutcliffe