Weekend Wash-up
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Round 9 Statewide Super Women’s League Weekend Wash-up

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Central District's Chloe Scheer sends the Bulldogs into attack. Picture - Cory Sutton

By ZAC MILBANK

West Adelaide kept in touch with the Statewide Super Women’s League top four after earning a 12-point win against Central District at Hisense Stadium.

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Bloods led at every change while recording 35 inside 50 entries compared to the Bulldogs’ 21.

West’s Ailish Considine dominated the contest with 25 disposals, three clearances and 2.2 while prominent midfielders Sarah Dargan (19 disposals) and Lauren Young (18) were also influential.

Central’s Chloe Scheer had 12 disposals, eight marks and 1.1 while team-mate Shannon Murphy finished with 12 disposals and four tackles.

 

West’s Ailish Considine kicks forward for the Bloods. Picture – Cory Sutton

Sturt lifted itself off the bottom of the premiership table with a barnstorming 43-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Managing just one behind in the first quarter, the Double Blues sprang to life in the second and fourth terms by kicking 5.1 and 4.4 respectively as the Eagles searched for potency.

State U19 utility Alex Ballard booted three goals for the visitors while Alisha Gepp and Jaimee Wittervan collected 39 disposals and 10 clearances between them.

Eagles captain Annie Falkenberg battled valiantly to tally 18 disposals and seven tackles while Lakeesha Pickett, the daughter of Norm Smith Medallist Byron Pickett, kicked two goals.

 

Eagle Kiana Lee fires off a handball. Picture – Hannah Howard

Sturt’s Zoe Prowse flies high in the ruck. Picture – Peter Swan

South Adelaide snapped Norwood’s seven-match winning streak with an efficient six-point win at Coopers Stadium.

Keeping the Redlegs without a goal until midway through the third quarter, the Panthers made the most of their chances to secure victory despite having fewer inside 50s and scoring shots.

South premiership star Teah Charlton returned from AFLW duty to keep the statisticians busy with 29 disposals, seven marks, six clearances and a goal while Lisa Whiteley and Jaslynne Smith also reached the 20-disposal mark.

SANFLW best-and-fairest winner Najwa Allen had 18 disposals in her return for Norwood as team-mate Morgan Johnston registered 16.

 

South’s Jess Kirk (right) battles for the ball with Norwood’s Sophie Armitstead. Picture – John Emery

Glenelg moved to second on the premiership ladder with a fighting five-point triumph against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.

Despite failing to score in the opening term, the Tigers’ ascendancy at the stoppages was highlighted by their 34 to 14 advantage in clearances over the Roosters.

Bays’ midfielder Jessica Bates continued her great form with 24 disposals, seven tackles, eight clearances and a goal while Meara Girvan had an impact with three majors for the visitors.

North’s Katelyn Pope worked hard for her 19 disposals while Poppy Waterford collected 12 possessions and a goal for the hosts.