Molly makes her way to 50 SANFLW games

Sturt's Molly Fletcher will play her 50th Hostplus SANFLW League game against North on Saturday. Picture - Mike Brooks


It will be difficult for Molly Fletcher to replicate the sheer joy she experienced in her 49th Hostplus SANFLW League game last Monday.

Finally, the 29-year-old seized her opportunity to boot her first SANFLW League goal for the Double Blues, when she snapped truly in the two-point win against Norwood.

The celebrations which followed, particularly from her close mate Alisha Gepp, indicated Fletcher’s scoring drought had been a hot topic of conversation on the training track.

After being awarded the Round 13 Macca’s Moment for her memorable snap shot, Sturt’s consistent winger is now eyeing off the joy of qualifying for the 2024 major round as the elation to chase in her milestone match.

Sturt’s Molly Fletcher gets her kick away under pressure from Glenelg’s Jess Bates. Picture – Peter Swan.

Fletcher knows it will be a fine line as her Blues need to beat North Adelaide by as much as possible at Thomas Farms Oval while also hoping West Adelaide defeats Norwood by as least as possible to have the strongest chance.

Winning a premiership with Sturt is all that’s left for Fletcher to chase after she experienced the ultimate in her first senior season with the Uraidla Demons, when she won the Best-on-Ground Medal in the 2019 Hills Football League Women’s Grand Final.

A teacher specialising in health, physical education, together with food and hospitality, Sturt’s No,31 can expect a big crew of her finest fans to cheer her on against the Roosters.

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