Scoreboard Sweep: AFLW Round 2



GWS GIANTS 2.11 (23) defeated by North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos 7.6 (48)
Collingwood 1.3 (9) defeated by Melbourne 3.8 (26)
Western Bulldogs 5.4 (34)
defeated Geelong 2.4 (16)
Carlton 7.2 (44) defeated by Adelaide 9.3 (57)
Fremantle 10.7 (67) defeated Brisbane 6.4 (40)

  • North Melbourne continued to show why they are contenders with a strong win in terrible weather conditions.
  • The Drummoyne Oval lights went out mid-game causing controversy and the match to stop.
  • North Melbourne midfielders, Emma Kearney, Alison Drennan, Jamie Stanton and Jenna Bruton laid a combined 35 tackles.
  • Melbourne restrict Collingwood to just 12 inside 50s, while having 76 more disposals, the only seven marks inside 50 and dominated the contested possession count. A late Magpie goal stopped Collingwood having the clear lowest score on record, instead equalling that feat.
  • Elise O’Dea has the game of the season so far with 26 disposals – 18 in the first half – three marks, five tackles and a goal.
  • Netballer, Ash Brazill (23 touches) had 12 more disposals than her next highest teammate as the clear standout Magpie.
  • The reigning premiers unveiled their 2018 AFL Women’s flag, then knocked off the Cats by 18 points.
  • Co-captain Ellie Blackburn was terrific with 18 disposals, eight tackles and a long-range goal in the second term.
  • Phoebe McWilliams and Erin Hoare returned to the Cats side and looked dangerous, although McWilliams missed a couple of sitters and finished with 1.2 for the night.
  • Carlton had a strong start at home before scaring Adelaide into action after half time.
  • Stevie-Lee Thompson dominated forward for the Crows kicking 4 goals and picking up 17 disposals, while captain Erin Philips and Anne Hatchard both picked up 21 and 22 disposals apiece.
  • Though missing star forward Tayla Harris, Carlton draftee Madison Prespakis had a standout game for the Blues, finishing with 20 disposals and a goal to her name.
  • Fremantle led by 10 at half time, before extending their lead to win by 27 points in front of a home crowd.
  • Alexandra Anderson and Dana Hooker dominated possession, finishing with 26 and 24 disposals respectively.
  • Three Dockers hit double on the scoreboard, with Sabreena Duffy, Ashley Sharp and Gabby O’Sullivan kicking two goals apiece.

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