IN this weekend’s Scoreboard Sweeo, we take a look at how Round 3 in the AFL Women’s went down, as well as the SANFL Women’s League kicking off.
North Melbourne 8.5 (53) defeated Western Bulldogs 3.4 (22)
GWS GIANTS 5.6 (36) defeated by Carlton 10.5 (65)
Fremantle 7.9 (51) defeated Collingwood 2.6 (18)
Adelaide 10.6 (66) defeated Geelong 6.1 (37)
Brisbane 3.3 (21) defeated by Melbourne 9.6 (60)
- North Melbourne’s premiership dream in its inaugural season look massively on track after destroying the reigning premiers by 31 points
- The Kangaroos’ ball use was superb, averaging 68 per cent compared to the Dogs’ 54 per cent.
- Former Dog, Jenna Bruton recorded a game-high 22 touches, six marks and six tackles, while Jamie Stanton had 20 disposals, seven marks and three tackles in the win.
- Monique Conti was the sole Bulldog over 15 touches, with 16 disposals, three marks and three tackles, while Katie Brennan had 14 disposals and booted a goal.
- Carlton won its first game in more than a year, defeating the GWS GIANTS at Blacktown – ironically the last opponent the Blues defeated.
- The Blues looked a completely different team to a fortnight ago, running at a massive 70 per cent disposal efficiency, while winning the inside 50 count, 33-21.
- Madison Prespakis put in a stunning performance, booting three goals from 21 disposals, four marks and two tackles, while Tayla Harris also booted three goals in arguably her best AFL Women’s game.
- Rebecca Beeson had the most GIANTS disposals with 17, while Courtney Gum and Alyce Parker worked hard, racking up 15 touches each in the loss.
- Fremantle looks the most likely challenger to the Kangaroos, after dominating Collingwood in the first half to post a 33-point win and remain undefeated.
- Fremantle simply dominated for three quarters, and finished the game with 43-23 inside 50s. Had it not being for the last term, the differential would have been greater. An 11 tackles to two inside forward 50 also showed the pressure in attack by the Dockers.
- While ball magnet Dana Hooker was relatively held to 12 disposals, Kara Donnellan went on her merry way, racking up 19 touches, while Kiara Bowers was lively again inside 50 with 15 touches, eight tackles and a goal.
- Sarah D’Arcy looked to Collingwood’s most influential player with 15 disposals and a goal, while there were some nervous times late in the game when the Magpies’ best player so far this season, Ash Brazill came off after being sandwiched by two Dockers.
- It was a tough game all round, but the strength of the Crows’ resolve up forward was too much for the Cats.
- Crow Ebony Marinoff broke a disposal record, racking up 33 touches in the win.
- Richelle ‘Rocky’ Cranston and Mel Hickey took the field as Cats for the first time, with Rocky picking up 18 touches and leading her side in the tough loss.
- Melbourne’s five second term goals set up the big win, with Aliesha Newman bagging three in the first half and Bianca Jakobsson kicking two. Karen Paxman also kicked a goal to go with her 24 touches and four tackles.
- Harriet Cordner held Sabrina Frederick-Traub at bay, with the dominant forward only managing four touches to go with her four tackles for the game.
- Nat Exon and Jordan Zanchetta were dominant, picking up six tackles apiece while Ally Anderson generated 21 touches and five tackles to her name.
Woodville-West Torrens 2.4 (16) defeated by Glenelg 7.9 (51)
Norwood 2.10 (22) defeated North Adelaide 1.5 (11)
South Adelaide 6.10 (46) defeated Sturt 2.2 (14)
West Adelaide 6.7 (43) defeated Central District 3.5 (23)
- Last year’s wooden spooners, Glenelg start the season off with a big win over newcomers, Woodville-West Torrens.
- Glenelg record 33 inside 50s to 18 in a complete performance forward of centre
- Kiana Lee boots 2.2 for the Eagles, showing the talent that the teenager has inside 50 despite the loss.
- Lucy Bellinger has a day out with 23 touches, 10 marks, four inside 50s, five tackles and two goals.
- Norwood overcomes inaccuracy in the first three terms, going from 0.9 to 2.10 in a term to secure the win over Sturt.
- Sturt dominated the hitouts 24-14, while Norwood had 30 inside 50s to 17.
- Norwood’s Hannah Dunn amassed a massive 29 disposals, four marks and five inside 50s for the Redlegs, while Najwah Allen booted two goals from 20 disposals
- Roosters defender, Amber Ward had a game-high nine rebounds to go with her 17 touches and two marks
- South Adelaide put in early claim for its premiership defence with big win over Sturt.
- The Panthers racked up 34 inside 50s to 10, and had 16 scoring shots to four.
- Panthers young gun Teah Charlton was damaging up forward booting three goals from 14 disposals and four marks, while Nikki Gore and Hannah Munyard both racked up plenty of the ball with 19 disposals apiece.
- Double Blues’ former AFL Women’s player, Georgia Bevan was gallant in defeat with 12 touches, six tackles and six rebounds.
- West Adelaide start season on high by downing newcomers, Central District.
- The teams were evenly matched on the stats sheet, but the Bloods had the upperhand at the stoppages with 27 hitouts to 14.
- Madison Newman and Rachelle Martin combined for 49 disposals, seven inside 50s and 10 rebounds in a dominating display for West Adelaide.
- Jayme-Lee Sonneman topped the Bulldogs’ disposal winners in the club’s first game, notching up 16 touches and three marks.