By ZAC MILBANK
North Adelaide registered its first Statewide Super Women’s League win in a month with a convincing 25-point victory against Woodville-West Torrens at Prospect Oval.
Desperate to honour co-captain Leah Tynan in her 50th SANFLW match, the Roosters led at every change as they restored some much-needed confidence back into their playing group.
Wing Katelyn Pope, back from the West Coast Eagles, led the way with 18 disposals and a goal while Kristi Harvey and Brianna Arthur both registered 15 as Tayla Thorn booted two goals.
Eagles captain Annie Falkenberg recorded the most disposals for her team with 23 and a goal while Sophie Zuill was solid with 20 possessions, five tackles and four clearances.
Norwood reversed its Round 1 loss to West Adelaide with a 10-point triumph over the Bloods at Hisense Stadium.
Keeping the hosts from kicking a goal until Kasia Culhane saluted in the third minute of the third term, the Redlegs celebrated the 50th SANFLW game of premiership ruck Leah Cutting in fine style.
Norwood leaders Sophie Armitstead and Allison Ferrall were prominent in the win for the visitors, collecting 15 and 13 disposals respectively while Rosette Zerella continued to be a threat in attack with 2.2.
Star West pair Sharnie Whiting and Lauren Young battled valiantly to rack up 16 disposals each while Richmond AFLW player Sarah Dargan had 14 and three clearances.
Central forward Katelyn Rosenzweig ensured the first SANFLW match at Tanunda Oval would be a memorable one after booting the sealing goal in her team’s one-point win against Sturt.
With little more than four minutes left on the clock in the final quarter, the former Crow brought the crowd to life when she put the Bulldogs back in front after leading by one-point at the last change.
Crows-listed Chloe Scheer showed off her talent for Central, finishing with 21 disposals, five tackles and five clearances while Paige Allan had 12 possessions.
Sturt’s Elsie Dawes led the way for her team with 14 possessions in what proved to be an even team effort as five Double Blues reached double figures in the disposal column.
Glenelg’s Madeliene Green was the hero as her Tigers clawed their way to a thrilling three-point win against South Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.
Playing against her former side, Green kicked the match-winning goal in the 14th minute of the fourth quarter to secure the valuable premiership points for the Bays.
Tigers Jessica Bates (25 disposals), Tessa Kohn (23 disposals) and Brooke Tonon (20 disposals) were key influences in the win as Sarah Wilton and Chelsea Packer also hit the scoreboard.
South’s rising star Tahlita Buethke chalked up 23 disposals and six clearances while Jorja Hooper was the visitors’ only goal kicker with two.