By ZAC MILBANK
A strong display from Adelaide AFLW premiership star Ebony Marinoff ensured Glenelg would win its final Statewide Super Women’s League minor round match against Central District by 11 points.
The lethal left-footer collected a game-high 24 disposals, five marks, five clearances and a goal as the Tigers led at every change at ACH Group Stadium.
Jessica Bates and Caitlin Gould lent valuable support for the Bays with 18 possessions each while Gould and Madeliene Green each booted two goals.
Another Crows AFLW star, Chloe Scheer, led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 disposals, six tackles, four clearances and a goal.
Norwood celebrated its Statewide Super Women’s League premiership with a convincing 59-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at ACH Group Stadium.
Keeping the Eagles without a goal until the opening minute of the third term, the Redlegs went on a scoring spree to tally 11.7 (73) with as many as seven goalscorers.
Erika Sporn and Rosette Zerella booted three goals each for Norwood as Najwa Allen (19 disposals) and Elisha Gallagher (17 disposals) found plenty of the ball.
Eagle Kiana Lee finished her season on a high with 18 disposals and nine marks while her tireless captain Annie Falkenberg racked up 16 possessions and seven tackles.
North Adelaide won the day but its 25-point win against Sturt at Unley Oval wasn’t enough to earn a finals berth after finishing in sixth position.
The Roosters – who tallied the same amount of wins, losses and draws as South Adelaide – finished exactly two percentage points behind the fifth-placed Panthers.
Against the Double Blues, North’s Ash Woodland was the star with a sensational six-goal haul from 13 disposals and four marks while Tayla Gordon had 18 disposals.
Sturt’s Izzy Kuiper earned a match-high 21 disposals while also laying six tackles as teammate Kiera Mueller collected 17 kicks and eight marks.
West Adelaide was able to withstand a barnstorming finish from South Adelaide to post a thrilling one-point win at Flinders University Stadium.
Leading by 21 points at the final change, the Bloods were unable to score in the final term as the Panthers piled on 3.2 to just fall short.
Lauren Young was again a strong influence for West with 22 disposals, eight tackles and a goal while Ailish Considine had 19 disposals and six clearances.
South pair Nicole Campbell and Teah Charlton each had 21 disposals while chalking up nine clearances between them in what proved to be a preview of this Saturday’s First Semi-Final.