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Team Selection: AFLW – Round 2

AFTER a blockbuster opening round, Round 2 will be looking to live up to all the hype with big names such as Phoebe McWilliams and Sarah Perkins hoping to take the field for the first time this season. Not only will Adelaide fans be pleased to see the return of Perkins but also excited about youngster Danielle Ponter who has been named in the extended squad. Ponter is the niece of AFL great Michael Long and cousin of Hawthorn hero Cyril Rioli. 18-year-old Elisha King is set to make her debut for the Kangaroos, while Collingwood forward Katie Lynch will also pull on the jumper for the first time. Nina Morrison has cemented her place in Geelong’s side after an impressive debut match, while Alyce Parker is another starter having dominated in Round 1 for GWS.

North Melbourne did not make many changes after putting out a dominant performance last week thanks to their firepower across the field with Jess Duffin, Moana Hope, Emma King, Emma Kearney and co set to take the field once again.

After going down with an injury, Collingwood goal sneak Sophie Alexander has been ruled out to take on the Dees at Victoria Park while Melbourne defender Shae Sloane will also miss the rest of the season after injuring her ACL. The Dees will look to the likes of Karen Paxmen, Lily Mithen and Elise O’Dea to secure a win for Melbourne.

GWS GIANTS v. NORTH MELBOURNE
Round 2 – Friday, February, 8, 7:15pm
Drummoyne Oval, NSW

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

B: P.Randall 21, E.Swanson 17, P.Monahan 28
HB: A.Farrugia (c), 18 T.Hetherington 9, E.Brush 10
C: A.Eva 2
HF: J.Dal Pos 7, J.Barclay 34, H.Zreika 24
F: C.Bernardi 4, C.Staunton 13, Y.Bonner 27
Foll: E.McKinnon 23, C.Gum 26, R.Beeson 6
I/C: N.Barr 8, L.Stephenson 12, E.Bennetts 22, A.Parker 3, B.Perry 19
Emg: M.Collier 14, T.Mackrill 32

In: E.Brush, J.Barclay, B.Perry
Out: J.Hicks, A.Schmidt (injured), M.Collier

NORTH MELBOURNE

B: T.Randall 16, J.Grierson 19, E.Humphries 6
HB: B.Gibson 18, D.Hardiman 31, J.Duffin 27
C: E.Kearney (c) 9
HF: K.Gillespie-Jones 5, J.Garner 25, J.Bruton 35
F: S.Abbatangelo 1, M.Hope 23, K.Ashmore 10
Foll: Emma King 60, J.Stanton 17, A.Riddell 7
I/C: N.Bresnehan 12, J.Trend 21, Elisha King 4, A.Drennan 8, D.Bateman 11
Emg: C.Munn 13, C.Haines 29

In: Elisha King
Out: G.Nanscawen

 

COLLINGWOOD v. MELBOURNE
Round 2 – Saturday, February, 9, 4:45pm
Victoria Park, Melbourne

COLLINGWOOD

B: J.Allen 6, A.Brazill 10, I.Ross 21
HB: S.Livingstone 12, S.Casey 22, E.Grant 5
C: E.Hynes 11
HF: G.Gourlay 32, S.D’Arcy 4, K.Lynch 16
F: S.Rowe 7, M.Cann 25, C.McIntosh 20
Foll: S.Layton 1, S.Chiocci (c) 17, J.Lambert 13
I/C: R.Schleicher 18, L.Butler 23, S.Dargan 46, B.Bonnici 8, E.Fowler 15
Emg: H.Whitford 28, M.Shevlin 35

In: E.Hynes, K.Lynch
Out: K.Stratton (injured), S.Alexander (injured)

MELBOURNE

B:  M.Downie 2, H.Cordner 21, C.Emonson 11
HB: S.Lampard 8, C.Phillips 35, K.Smith 13
C: E.O’Dea (c) 5
HF: M.Gay 3, S.Scott 12, A.Newman 16
F: E.Zanker 29, T.Cunningham 1, K.Hore 10
Foll: L.Pearce 15, L.Mithen 14, K.Paxman 4
I/C: B.Jakobsson 7, T.Hanks 28, A.Kemp 36, A.Guest 17, A.Woodland 19
Emg: M.Guerin 22, B.Patterson 24

In: A.Kemp, A.Guest
Out: S.Sloane (injured), C.Whitfort

 

WESTERN BULLDOGS v. GEELONG CATS
Round 2- Saturday, February, 9, 7:15pm
Whitten Oval, Footscray

WESTERN BULLDOGS

B: L.Birch 18, L.Spark 11, B.Hunt 21
HB: N.Ferres 16, T.Ernst 19, H.Scott 22
C: K.Lamb 27
HF: N.Callinan 10, K.Brennan 3, B.Toogood 28
F: K.McLeod 6, E.Mackie 25, A.Utri 23
Foll: K.Rennie 24, M.Conti 8, E.Blackburn (c) 2
I/C: C.Moody 13, E.Brown 9, A.Gogos 36, D.Berry 7, A.McCarthy 15
Emg: B.Smith 12, S.Karlson 26

In: A.McCarthy
Out: B.Smith

GEELONG

B: A.Teague 40, R.Goring (c) 44, C.Blakeway 4
HB: D.Taylor 28, M.McDonald 11, R.Webster 21
C: R.Garing 12
HF: N.Morrison 9, M.Boyd 26, S.Van De Heuvel 27
F: K.Darby 8, P.McWilliams 23, J.Ivey 5
Foll: A.O’Connor 14, J.Crockett-Grills 6, O.Purcell 16
I/C: E.Hoare 46, M.Clifford 7, M.McMahon 24, D.Orr 2, M.Keryk 45
Emg: M.Fogas 13, G.Clarke 17

In: P.McWilliams, E.Hoare
Out: G.Rankin, M.Fogas

 

CARLTON v. ADELAIDE CROWS
Round 2- Sunday, February, 10, 4:05pm
Princes Park, Carlton

CARLTON

B: S.Hosking 10, K.Harrington 9, N.Stevens 21
HB: G.Pound 6, B.Davey (c) 1, L.Brazzale 12
C: G.Gee 19
HF: M.Prespakis 4, T.Harris 7, D.Vescio 3
F: K.Bentley 13, A.Downie 30, N.Plane 32
Foll: B.Moody 16, K.Loynes 2, C.Dalton 15
I/C from: J.Hosking 11, J.Van Dyk 36, S.Audley 26, A.Barden 8, J.Edwards 25, B.Walker 14, R.Watt 22

In: G.Gee, B.Walker, R.Watt
Out: T.Lucas-Rodd

ADELAIDE

B: A.Foley 3, S.Allan 39, S.Thompson 14
HB: D.Cox 31, C.Randall 26, C.Cramey 22
C: E.Marinoff 10
HF: M.Rajcic 32, A.Hatchard 33, A.Considine 16
F: C.Scheer 4, E.Phillips (c) 13, J.Mules 23
Foll: J.Foley 24, D.Varnhagen 9, R.Forth 27
I/C from: H.Martin 6, M.Nankivell 12, S.Perkins 28, E.Jones 2, S.Li 19, S.Riley 8, D.Ponter 15

In: S.Perkins, S.Riley, D.Ponter
Out: J.McCormick (managed)

 

FREMANTLE v. BRISBANE LIONS
Round 2- Sunday, February, 10, 6:05pm
Fremantle Oval, Fremantle

FREMANTLE

B: E.Gooch 8, T.Bresland 5, A.Stannett 24
HB: A.Williams 9, E.Antonio 12, P.Seth 18
C: S.Cain 20
HF: K.Gibson 21, G.Houghton 27, G.O’Sullivan 22
F: H.Miller 19, A.Sharp 1, K.Bowers 2
Foll: P.Laurie 11, D.Hooker 17, K.Donnellan (c) 15
I/C from: S.Duffy 6, K.Grieve 13, L.Pugh 32, L.Mascall 14, M.Caulfield 10, A.Atkins 37, B.Moyes 55

In: A.Atkins, B.Moyes
Out: 

BRISBANE

B: S.Virgo 5, S.Webb 4, N.Exon 15
HB: S.Campbell 20, L.Kaslar (c) 11, K.Lutkins 13
C: E.Pittman 19
HF: L.Arnell 16, M.Dowrick 33, E.Zielke 8
F: J.Wuetschner 23, S.Frederick-Traub 14, J.Zanchetta 7
Foll: J.Tawhiao-Wardlaw 30, E.Bates 1, A.Anderson 18
I/C from: A.Clarke 21, P.Parker 10, L.Bella 32, N.Grider 17, K.McCarthy 9, T.Groves-Little 26, G.Collingwood 28

In: N.Grider, T.Groves-Little
Out: –

AFLW Draft review: GWS Giants

THIS year, the Giants took a massive leap forward in their development, but with the emergence of the expansion clubs, their forward line has been hit hard. Luckily enough, the Giants have drafted young gun Alyce Parker, who will no doubt have a presence in the midfield. However, there were many holes to fill in Greater Western Sydney’s (GWS) forward line.

 

What they needed:

  • Forwards to replace the losses of Maddy Boyd and Phoebe McWilliams
  • Defensive stocks to help Pepa Randall
  • Backup ruck
  • Extra A-grade midfielder

 

Alyce Parker – Thurgoona 

Parker has been a New South Wales (NSW) prospect for some time, as her efforts in the youth girls competitions are nothing short of elite. She received three Under 18 All-Australian nods, was this year’s captain of the Under 18 team, and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the Eastern Allies. This was the surest pick of the draft, as Parker, Alicia Eva, and Courtney Gum will provide the Giants with an A-grade midfield.

Brittany Perry – North Adelaide

Being the North Adelaide inaugural Best and Fairest, and a member of the South Australian National Football League Women’s (SANFLW) Team of the Year meant that Brittany Perry was a steal at pick 65. Perry traditionally plays as a midfield but has the ability to play as a half-forward flanker. She might be the answer to Renee Forth‘s departure.

Lisa Whiteley – South Adelaide

This year in the SANFLW, it was Lisa Whiteley‘s South Adelaide Panthers that won the premiership. Whiteley was an integral part in the midfield and has caught the eye of the Giants. She will provide even more support to an already powerful midfield.

Ingrid Nielsen – UNSW Bulldogs

AFL Women’s All Australian ruck, Erin McKinnon has been a force to be reckoned with this year. However, every player needs a break when playing in the heat, and Ingrid Nielsen is the right person for the job. Named as the ruck for AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division (AFLSW) Team of the Year, Nielson will no doubt play an important role in 2019.

Renee Tomkins – Auburn Giants

Renee Tomkins was delisted this year, but has proven her worth in the AFLSW competition, and has been redrafted to the Giants. In the first year of the AFL Women’s, Tomkins was nominated for the All-Australian team, but due to injury, she was unable to show her previous year’s form. A lifeline could pay in spades for the Giants, as they haven’t let good talent go to waste.

Delma Gisa – Wilston Grange

Another state premiership player, this time from the Queensland Women’s Football League (QWAFL).  With the Giants forward stocks depleted, Delma Gisa will be a welcomed addition to their forward line.

Haneen Zrieka – Auburn Giants

Much like Renee Tomkins, Haneen Zrieka was also redrafted this year.  Zrieka played in the AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division and would have won the Best and Fairest if not for her suspension. Zrieka was also a member of the Under 18 All Australian Squad in 2017. She was one of only five NSW-based players who were selected for the squad.

Ebony O’Dea – Norwood

A member of Norwood’s premiership side in 2017, Ebony O’Dea‘s club again challenged for another premiership in 2018, but fell short in the end. O’Dea is a midfielder that can drift into the backline to create support for her team. She was the last pick of the 2018 draft.

 

How they went:

The talent needed to replace forwards such as Phoebe McWilliams, Maddy Boyd, and Renee Forth was very difficult in this year’s draft. Alexia Hamilton was talked up as a possible replacement, but the Giants chose to go in a different direction. They could possibly have the strongest midfield in the league with the inclusion of Parker, however, it looks like superstar, Christina Bernardi will have to shoulder most of the load up forward in 2019.

Team of the Week: AFLW – Round 1

THERE were many highlights across the board in an entertaining opening round of AFLW. Promising debutants and experienced superstars showcased their talent, and we kept our eye on all of them. Each week, we will compile the AFL Draft Central Team of the Week, where the best 22 players of the round get a spot, while others may be unlucky to miss out. AFLW Round 1 Rising Star nominee, Chloe Molloy entered the week with no experience on the big stage. But her lack of experience did not faze the Diamond Creek junior, who gained seven coaches’ votes in Friday night’s match against Carlton. The debutant’s 20 disposals meant she was a certainty to feature in the AFL Draft Central Team of the Week. Brisbane and GWS featured prominently in this week’s best 22, with four players included from each side. Melbourne and the Bulldogs are also well represented, with three players from each side included in the team. On the contrary, Collingwood and Adelaide only have one representative each, and Fremantle has none. Brisbane’s Sabrina Frederick-Traub and Bulldogs midfielder, Ellie Blackburn were locks in the Team of the Week, with best-on-ground performances in their respective matches. Frederick-Traub made the most of having reign inside forward 50 with 10 contested marks, evidently not fazed by Tayla Harris’ move to Carlton in the offseason. Similarly, with a competition-high 23 possessions, Blackburn dominated the middle of the ground in her side’s battle against the Dockers. The biggest omission from the Team of the Week was South Adelaide recruit, Courtney Gum. The Giants took a risk by recruiting her at 36 years of age, but the midfielder restored the faith after a solid debut. She racked up 17 disposals and four clearances for the Giants, but could not break into a star-studded Team of the Week. FB: Kate Lutkins (Bris), Chloe Molloy (Coll), Brianna Davey (Carl) HB: Danielle Hardiman (Carl), Leah Kaslar (Bris), Chelsea Randall (Adel) C: Ellie Blackburn (WB) HF: Phoebe McWilliams (GWS), Sabrina Frederick-Traub (Bris), Richelle Cranston (Melb) FF: Katie Brennan (WB), Tayla Harris (Carl), Jess Wuetschner (Bris) R: Erin McKinnon (GWS), Daisy Pearce (Melb), Emma Kearney (WB) I/C: Amy Lavell (Frem), Jamie Stanton (Bris), Jacinda Barclay (GWS), Elise O’Dea (Melb), Amanda Farrugia (GWS), Gabriella Pound (Carl)