AFLW Round 2, 2018

GWS Giants 1.0 6 1.0 6 1.2 8 1.3 9
Carlton 0.4 4 1.7 13 3.7 25 3.12 30
Venue: Drummoyne Oval, NSW.
Date: Friday February 9, 2018 (7.40 pm)
Result: Won by 21 points
Crowd: 4,952
Goalkickers: Nicola Stevens, Katie Loynes, Darcy Vescio 1.
Reports: Nil
Umpires: Rawlings, Crosby, Newell
Injuries: Brianna Davey (knee - ACL), Tayla Harris jarred shoulder
Ladder: 1st

Game Review

Blues prevail in dramatic contest
Carlton had to weather a storm in more ways than one en route to a 21-point NAB AFLW victory over Greater Western Sydney on a dramatic night at Drummoyne Oval. The first AFLW fixture at the boutique ground in Sydney's inner-west was delayed – and almost abandoned altogether – as an electrical storm circled at quarter-time. AFL officials, in consultation with umpires, put a halt to the action and players left the field for 20 minutes. The break seemed to benefit an inaccurate Carlton, who returned to notch a 3.12 (30) to 1.3 (9) triumph in the absence of senior coach Damien Keeping. He did not make the trip north after spending part of the week in hospital, with assistant Nick Rutley taking the reins. Keeping was not the only casualty – Blues' skipper Brianna Davey was taken from the field on a stretcher with a serious leg injury in the final term. She had been the visitors' best before her early exit, while Jess Hosking (14 disposals) and Sarah Hosking, who notched 15 tackles in the wet, also shone. The Giants started well and – fresh from her three-goal effort in round one – forward Phoebe McWilliams slotted the opening major of the night from a free kick. It was the home side's last. At the other end, Carlton had their chances but could not convert. However, when Jess Hosking hit the post nine minutes into the second term scores were level – albeit 1.0 (6) to 0.6 (6). Eventually the Blues' dominance in possession and territory told. Snaps from Nicola Stevens and Katie Loynes either side of half-time delivered Carlton a 13-point advantage, nine scoring shots to one. And, despite losing their best player to injury in the last quarter, the Blues remained on top, using the greasy ball better on a humid night in the Harbour City. - Riley Stuart; AFL.com.

Sarah Hosking set a new AFLW tackling record when she laid 16 tackles during this match.

Best Players: Brianna Davey, Jessica Hosking, Sarah Hosking, Shae Audley, Darcy Vescio, Kerryn Peterson.


B: 6 Gabriella Pound 31 Danielle Hardiman 18 Tilly Lucas-Rodd
HB: 1 Brianna Davey (c) 30 Alison Downie 24 Reni Hicks
C: 26 Shae Audley
HF: 9 Kerryn Harrington 22 Tayla Harris 21 Nicola Stevens
F: 35 Sophie Li 3 Darcy Vescio 19 Georgia Gee
Ruck: 25 Kate Shierlaw 10 Sarah Hosking 12 Lauren Brazzale
Interchange: 8 Maddison Gay 7 Sarah Last 16 Breann Moody
2 Katie Loynes 11 Jessica Hosking
Coach: Mick Rutley
Emg: 5 Kate Gillespie-Jones 13 Lauren Arnell


Debut (AFLW) : Reni Hicks
Last Game: Sarah Last

AFLW Coaches Votes

10. - Brianna Davey (Carl)
4. - Jessica Hosking (Carl)
4. - Sarah Hosking (Carl)
3. - Shae Audley (Carl)
3. - Kerryn Peterson (Carl)
2. - Amanda Farrugia (GWS)
2. - Nicola Stevens (Carl)
1. - Lauren Brazzale (Carl)
1. - Courtney Gum (GWS)

Best and Fairest Votes

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