AFLW2 - Round Three Snapshot

Jessica Sedunary breaks away from Brooke Lochland
Adelaide v Western Bulldogs

Saturday, February 17

Norwood Oval, 1.35pm ACDT



B: M.Rajcic 32, S.Allan 39, D.Cox 31

HB: S.Thompson 14, R.Killian 7, D.Varnhagen 9 C: E.Phillips 13 HF: A.Holmes 1, J.Hewett 20, J.McCormick 5 F: R.Wallace 15, S.Perkins 28, J.Sedunary 17 Foll: R.Metcalfe 11, C.Randall, 26, E.Marinoff 10 I/C: R.Lugg 45, J.Allan 25, G.Bevan 4, J.Mules 23, E.Jones 2

Emerg: A.Hatchard 33, S.Riley 8

In: M.Rajcic, R.Killian, E.Phillips Out: S.Riley, T.Radan, A.Foley (suspension)


B: L.Birch 18, L.Spark 11, N.Callinan 10 HB: H.Scott 22, B.Toogood 28, B.Lochland 1 C: E.Blackburn 2 HF: J.Bruton 35, K.Brennan 3, M.Conti 8 F: D.Berry 7, A.Utri 23, N.Ferres 16 Foll: A.O'Connor 4, E.Kearney 5, K.Lamb 27 I/C: T.Ernst 19, H.Wildes 17, J.Anderson 26, A.Gogos 36, B.Hunt 21

Emerg: E.Mackie 25, K.Rennie 24

In: J.Anderson Out: I.Huntington (knee)


The Western Bulldogs have brought in former Melbourne player Jess Anderson to replace the injured Izzy Huntington; while Adelaide welcome the return of reigning AFLW Best & Fairest winner Erin Phillips. Keep an eye out for the debut of Marijana Rajcic, a cross-coder who has spent six years in the W-League playing for Adelaide United.


The Crows are looking for their first win of the season against the currently undefeated Western Bulldogs. While Erin Phillips is a handy inclusion, she can't do it on her own. To win this match, the Crows must win the midfield battle and control the footy around the ground.

Kate McCarthy and Sarah Hosking

Carlton v Brisbane

Saturday, February 17

Ikon Park, 7.45pm AEDT


B: R.Hicks 24, D.Hardiman 31, G.Pound 6 HB: K.Harrington 9, A.Downie 30, K.Gillespie-Jones 5 C: S.Li 35 HF: K.Shierlaw 25, T.Harris 22, N.Stevens 21 F: G.Gee 19, D.Vescio 3, K.Loynes 2 Foll: B.Moody 16, S.Hosking 10, M.Gay 8 I/C: L.Brazzale 12, T.Lucas-Rodd 18, K.Grieve 28, J.Hosking 11, S.Audley 26

Emerg: S.Last 7, N.Plane 32

In: K.Gillespie-Jones, K.Grieve Out: B.Davey (knee), S.Last


B: N.Hildebrand 22, K.Lutkins 13, J.Stanton 17 HB: K.Ashmore 10, L.Kaslar 11, S.Campbell 20 C: E.Bates 1 HF: N.Exon 15, T.Randall 16, E.Zielke 8 F: J.Wuetschner 23, S.Frederick-Traub 14, K.McCarthy 9 Foll: S.Webb 4, J.Zanchetta 7, A.Anderson 18 I/C: B.Koenen 3, A.Clarke 21, I.Ayre 2, S.Conway 12, B.Gibson 25

Emerg: M.Hunt 6, G.Collingwood 28

In: I.Ayre Out: G.Collingwood


Carlton's Katie-Jayne Grieve will make her debut, originally from Western Australia, the Blues selected her with pick 12 in the 2017 Rookie Draft.

Former Carlton player Isabella Ayre will also make her Brisbane Lions debut against her old team.


Without a doubt, one of the biggest off-season trades was the deal that saw Tayla Harris get to Carlton in exchange for Nat Exon and Bella Ayre. Tonight all three players (if Harris is fit to play) face-off for the first time.

It will be intriguing to see how the undefeated Carlton cover the loss of their skipper Brianna Davey. Almost as intriguing, will be how Brisbane bounce back after last week's loss to the Bulldogs. One thing's for sure, neither team take a backwards step so we are in for a tough contest!

Erin McKinnon gets a handball away from Christina Bernardi

Collingwood v GWS Giants

Sunday, February 18

Olympic Park Oval, 4.35pm AEDT


B: E.Grant 5, R.Schleicher 18, I.Ross 21 HB: C.Molloy 2, S.Casey 22, T.Morgan 26 C: C.McIntosh 20 HF: M.Kuys 9, J.Garner 43, S.Chiocci17 F: C.Edwards 1, L.Tesoriero 7, C.Bernardi 6 Foll: E.King 60, J.Lambert 13, A.Barden 38 I/C: B.Bonnici 8, B.White 33, J.Duffin 27, M.Hutchins 25, M.Hope 23

Emerg: H.Whitford 28, S.Dargan 46

In: R.Schleicher, M.Hutchins, M.Hope Out: S.Livingstone (shoulder), E.Hynes, H.Whitford


B: A.Farrugia 18, T.Hetherington 9, P.Randall 21 HB: N.Barr 8, L.Stephenson 12, E.Brush 10 C: A.Eva 2 HF: J.Dal Pos 7, P.McWilliams 3, J.Hicks 5 F: J.Barclay 34, A.Schmidt 11, R.Beeson 6 Foll: E.McKinnon 23, C.Gum 26, E.Swanson 17 I/C: P.Monahan 28, C.Staunton 13 E.Bennetts 22, B.Tully 16, R.Forth 27

Emerg: P.Smyth 15 M.Collier 14

In: L.Stephenson, J.Hicks Out: M.Boyd, R.Tomkins


The Giants' Alicia Eva, Collingwood's 2017 Best & Fairest runner-up, will face her old teammates for the first time. Collingwood's experienced defender Meg Hutchins will play her first game of the season.


Both teams are heading into this match without a win, so this is really 'season on the line' stuff. On paper, the Giants have the edge in the midfield but don't discount a Magpies outfit that is full of talent and has their backs against the wall. If Collingwood can get the ball quickly into their forward 50, they'll be hard to stop.

Karen Paxman breaks away from Gemma Houghton

Fremantle v Melbourne

Sunday, February 18

Fremantle Oval 3.35pm AWST


B: H.Miller 19 A.Williams 9 E.Gooch 8 HB: B.Smith 18 C.Davidson 33 G.O'Sullivan 22 C: D.Hooker 17 HF: L.Webb 16 E.McGuire 31 K.Donnellan - C 15 F: M.Caulfield 29 A.Lavell 7 A.Atkins 37 Foll: A.Janz 30 S.Cain 20 E.Antonio 12 I/C: L.Mascall 14, G.Houghton 27, A.Sharp 1, J.White 11, L.Filocamo 4,

Emerg: T.Haynes 6, T.McAuliffe 25

In: E.McGuire Out: S.Barr (suspension)


B: M.Downie 2, L.Duryea 11, K.Smith 13 HB: A.Guest 17, B.Jakobsson 7, E.O'Dea 5 C: M.Hickey 18 HF: K.Hore 10, S.Scott 12, C.Phillips 35 F: R.Cranston 30, T.Cunningham 1, L.Mithen 14 Foll: E.Hoare 46, K.Paxman 4, D.Pearce - C 6 I/C: J.Grierson 19, B.Patterson 24, E.Humphries 3, L.Pearce 15, A.Newman 16,

Emerg: H.Cordner 21, A.Mifsud 9

In: J.Grierson Out: A.Mifsud


Emily McGuire an exciting key position forward will make her debut for the Dockers, while young Melbourne defender Jasmine Grierson returns to the side.


After a big win in front of a massive crowd last week, Fremantle will certainly have their tails up. Meanwhile Melbourne look like they are building week by week. Freo will look to curb the influence of the dominant Melbourne midfield, but to only focus on the midfield is to do Melbourne's forwards and defenders a disservice. Another strength of Melbourne is their even contributions right across the ground. Freo will need bring last week's full team effort in order to come out on top.


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