Match Wraps

Round 3 Hostplus SANFLW League Match Wraps

Central's Georgia Madigan gets her kick away as Norwood's Jade Halpenny is in pursuit. Picture - Cory Sutton


Central District’s Jasmine Evans produced a stunning piece of play to secure a dramatic two-point win against Norwood in Round 3 of the Hostplus SANFLW League at X Convenience Oval.

With her side trailing by four points in the final term with 80 seconds left on the clock, the 17-year-old nearly took an eye-catching one-handed mark from teammate Katelyn Rosenzweig’s long ball to the top of the goal square.

As soon as the ball hit the ground, Evans pounced to dodge around her opponents and dribble through the match-winning major in traffic, much to the delight of the Bulldogs’ faithful.

Central captain Shelby Smith was industrious with 26 disposals, eight tackles and four clearances while teammate Caitlen Teague had 17 disposals, 11 tackles whilst booting the goal to put the hosts within a kick late in the final quarter.

Norwood, which has agonisingly lost all three of its games by less than a goal, received strong contributions from former Panther Tahlita Buethke (18 disposals, five clearances) and hard-running midfielder Lana Schwerdt (17 disposals).

North’s Jaimi Tabb celebrates one of her game-high four goals. Picture – Cory Sutton

North Adelaide bounced back onto the winners list with an emphatic 62-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at X Convenience Oval.

Fuelled by a four-goal haul from Jaimi Tabb, the Roosters gained valuable percentage when they went on a third-quarter rampage which yielded 6.3 while keeping the Eagles scoreless.

Former Crow Tabb booted a major in each term while fellow forward Sky Jensen chimed in with three of her own as seven Roosters registered their names on the goal-scorers sheet.

North co-captain Jess Edwards had a significant hand in the victory with 25 disposals, three tackles, three clearances and a goal while midfielder Katelyn Pope and ruck Isabelle Starmer each tallied 23 possessions.

Without a win after the opening three rounds, the Eagles were well-served by former Rooster Poppy Waterford with 20 disposals and five tackles as well as skipper Annie Falkenberg with 18 possessions.

North players celebrate being back on the winners list against the Eagles. Picture – Cory Sutton

South Adelaide is the only undefeated team in the Hostplus SANFLW League after producing an exciting two-point win against West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

Trailing at half-time and three-quarter time, the Panthers refused to give in as fourth-term goals to Jordann Hickey and Kyanne Campbell sealed a memorable come-from-behind victory.

Tackling-machine Senna Gulden stood firm for the hosts with a game-high 19 disposals, 10 tackles and eight clearances while South teammates Brooke Boileau and Holly Ifould each registered 16 possessions.

Despite the best efforts of Bloods star Lauren Young (23 disposals, six tackles), Illish Ross and Zoe Venning (18 possessions), it wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors’ first loss of the season.

Glenelg livewire Piper Window continues to impress as she played a major role in her team’s clinical 29-point win against Sturt at Thebarton Oval.

Having secured the Round 1 Powerade Breakthrough Player award, Window has stepped up her output since as she captures the attention of AFLW scouts.

The granddaughter of Central District Magarey Medallist Gary Window finished with the eye-catching stat line of 29 disposals, eight tackles, seven clearances and three goals as the Bays led at every change.

Tigers captain Ellie Kellock collected 21 disposals and a goal while Crows-listed Brooke Tonon had 17 disposals as the experienced Chelsea Packer kicked two majors.

Sturt’s Kiera Mueller led the way on the stats sheet for her team with 16 possessions and six tackles as former Power forward Tessa Doumanis kicked two of the Double Blues’ four goals for the game.

Glenelg’s Piper Window continued her red hot form with 29 disposals, three goals, eight tackles and seven clearances. Picture – Cory Sutton

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