The Pride Game.

AFLW Round 4, 2018

Western Bulldogs 1.4 10 6.8 44 8.9 57 12.14 86
Carlton 0.0 0 0.0 0 2.1 13 2.1 13
Venue: Whitten Oval, Footscray.
Date: Friday February 23, 2018 (7.05 pm)
Result: Lost by 73 points
Crowd: 8,897
Goalkickers: Lauren Arnell 2.
Reports: Nil
Umpires: Mirabile, Rowe, Howorth
Injuries: Nil
Ladder: 5th

Game Review

Dirty night at The Kennel
A RECORD-BREAKING haul of seven goals from Brooke Lochland helped the Western Bulldogs kick the highest score ever in a NAB AFL Women's match against Carlton at Whitten Oval on Friday night. It was an outstanding display from Lochland against a Blues backline sorely missing captain Brianna Davey (knee) and Danielle Hardiman (ill). The Bulldogs poured on 86 points, beating Melbourne and Adelaide, with both teams notching up 70 points last season. Amazingly, the effort came without spearhead and captain Katie Brennan, who missed with an ankle injury. The inside 50 count was relatively even, with the Dogs winning 30-29, but Carlton struggled without the suspended Tayla Harris. Lochland was seemingly unstoppable in the second term, finishing with a record four goals that quarter. Carlton coach Damien Keeping, who was in charge for the first time since round one after falling ill and requiring hospital treatment, did not have an answer for the Bulldogs livewire. It was a tough first half for vice-captain Lauren Arnell, who was dropped after round one and was recalled to face the Bulldogs, but the former skipper booted her side's entire score for the match. The Bulldogs set the tone early, applying fierce forward pressure on Carlton. Lochland and Angelica Gogos set the standard with their tackling as windy conditions affected the kicking around the ground.

Best players; Sarah Hosking, Lauren Arnell, Breann Moody, Maddison Gay


B: 17 Courtney Webb 31 Danielle Hardiman 5 Kate Gillespie-Jones
HB: 21 Nicola Stevens 9 Kerryn Harrington 30 Alison Downie
C: 11 Jessica Hosking
HF: 25 Kate Shierlaw 16 Breann Moody 32 Natalie Plane
F: 10 Sarah Hosking 3 Darcy Vescio 6 Gabrielle Pound
Ruck: 8 Maddison Gay 5 Tilly Lucas-Rodd 2 Katie Loynes
Interchange: 13 Lauren Arnell 4 Madeline Keryk 26 Shae Audley
35 Sophie Li 24 Reni Hicks
Coach: Mick Rutley
Emg: 7 Sarah Last 23 Bridie Kennedy

Out: K. Grieve (omitted), Georgia Gee (rested), Tayla Harris (suspended), Lauren Brazzale (injured)
In: Courtney Webb (debut from rookie list), Madeline Keryk, Lauren Arnell, Natalie Plane


AFLW Debut: Courtney Webb
Last Game: Kate Shierlaw (Carlton)

AFLW Coaches Votes

10 - Brooke Lochland (WB)
7 - Ellie Blackburn (WB)
7 - Emma Kearney (WB)
2 - Hannah Scott (WB)
2 - Bonnie Toogood (WB)
1 - Libby Birch (WB)
1 - Aisling Utri (WB)

Best and Fairest Votes

Match Highlights

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