SA U16 Girls defeat Victoria Metro

South Australia's U16 Girls team celebrates a win against Victoria Metro in the 2023 AFL Girls National Championships. Picture - Kelly Defina (AFL Photos)


South Australia has started its AFL U16 Girls National Championship campaign in fine style, recording a 32-point win against Victoria Metro at Arden Street in Melbourne.

Leading at every change, the Croweaters put the clamps on the Big V by keeping the hosts goalless in the first half while establishing a 22-point lead at half-time.

SA coach Bek McMahon would have been delighted with the performance of her key defenders, with Charlie Hazelhurst and Edwina Thornquest rated as the Croweaters’ two best performers.

Midfielder Emma Charlton was prominent while crafty goalsneak Matilda Wilmore and Taya Maxwell booted two goals each for the visitors.

SA will now prepare for its second and final match of the tournament against Western Australia in Perth on Sunday April 30.

SA’s Charli Hazelhurst was rated as the Croweaters’ best player in the win against Victoria Metro. Picture – Kelly Defina (AFL Photos)


South Australia  1.2  4.3  5.4  8.5 (53)

Victoria Metro  0.2  0.5  1.5  2.9 (21)

BEST – SA: Charlie Hazelhurst, Edwina Thornquest, Emma Charlton, Matilda Wilmore, Sophie Eaton, Lily Baxter

GOALS – SA: Matilda Wilmore, Taya Maxwell 2, Chloe Tonkin, Sophie Eaton, Zahlia Niemann, Sarcha Taylor

At Arden Street, Melbourne

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