Weekend Wash-up
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Round 5 Statewide Super Women’s League Weekend Wash-up

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Eagles star Jess Sedunary marks on the lead. Picture - Hannah Howard

By ZAC MILBANK

Woodville-West Torrens extended its Statewide Super Women’s League winning streak to three after edging out Sturt by four points at X Convenience Oval.

Leading by as many as 10 points on the back of star forward Jess Sedunary’s second major, the Eagles were able to cling on despite one of their former players – Chloe Forby – kicking truly for the Double Blues eight minutes into the final term.

Sedunary was outstanding for the Eagles in also collecting 21 disposals to go with her four shots on goal while reliable midfielders Annie Falkenberg and Jovanka Zecevic each had 17 possessions.

First-year Sturt midfielder Alisha Gepp tallied a career-high 35 disposals, six tackles and four clearances while teammate Jaimee Wittervan registered 21.

 

Norwood’s persistence was enough to overcome its inaccuracy in a heart-stopping two-point win against Glenelg at Coopers Stadium. 

Despite trailing for the majority of the contest, the Redlegs kicked two final term majors – to Rosette Zerella and Erika Sporn – to give them the lead in the 12th minute.

It was enough to secure the premiership points for the hosts, who finished with 3.11 to the Tigers’ 4.3 as star ruck Leah Cutting laid a staggering 15 tackles to go with her 14 disposals.

The Bays’ Sheridan Howell led the way on the stats sheet with 16 disposals, while Shae Partington, the sister of Magarey Medallist Luke Partington, kicked her first SANFLW goal.

Former Tiger Celestina Dona streaks away with the ball in her Norwood debut. Picture – John Emery

A scintillating five-goal third term propelled Central to a commanding 22-point win against West at X Convenience Oval.

Leading by just three points at half-time, the Bulldogs slammed on 5.1 to the Bloods’ 1.0 to put the visitors well and truly out of the contest by the final change.

Prolific Central captain Shelby Smith was again a standout with 26 disposals and four tackles while Chantelle Reynolds was the hosts’ only multiple goal kicker with three.

Crows-listed Irish player Ailish Considine worked hard for West with 17 disposals and 2.2 while former Carlton AFLW utility Sharnie Whiting also booted two goals.

 

Central’s Nicola Biagi gets her kick away despite pressure from West’s Gretal Ramsey. Picture – Hannah Howard

North Adelaide’s Tayla Thorn kicked a behind with just three seconds left to ensure her team would draw with South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium. 

With less than 30 seconds left, the Roosters managed to move the ball quickly from half-back through the corridor before Thorn marked at half-forward and played on, only to see her kick sail to the right of the goalpost.

North was well served by veteran midfielder Lauren Daniel with 21 disposals and five clearances while Poppy Waterford had 17 touches and four marks.

South received strong contributions from Crows-listed ruck Montana McKinnon, who had 25 disposals and eight marks, while former Crow Nicole Campbell amassed 24 possessions, six marks and six tackles.