SUNDAY AUGUST 9 – THEBARTON OVAL
North Adelaide (1st) v South Adelaide (2nd)
Streamed live and on demand via SANFL Digital Pass
Played – 5
South – 3
North – 2
Round 4 – North 4.1 (25) d South 3.3 (21) at Flinders University Stadium
Last Finals Meeting
2019 Grand Final – South 4.7 (31) d North 1.3 (9) at ACH Group Stadium
North’s superstar midfielder has taken her game to another level since returning with her first Crows AFLW Best-and-Fairest on her resume. Has been racking up the possessions, setting a new record (42) in Round 5 while having a huge influence for the Roosters at the stoppages. Missed Round 10 to rest soreness in her foot.
If Hatchard doesn’t get, you Woodland will. That was the case in Round 10, when Woodland booted four goals to claim the SANFLW Goal Kicking award in a best-on-ground display. Damaging in all three sectors of the field.
The exciting young talent from Whyalla doesn’t need much space to create havoc in front of goal, a classy finisher with ball in hand. Attacks the contest hard and brings her teammates into the play with her creativity.
One of the most gifted players in the competition, Charlton can turn a game quickly with her ability to find the ball and use it in damaging fashion. A strong overhead mark for her deceptive size, she certainly knows where the goals are inside 50m.
After an injury-interrupted season, the Crows AFLW draftee will be looking to make an impact in the major round. Incredibly mobile while playing in the ruck, McKinnon creates height mismatches when stationed deep in the Panthers’ attacking 50m arc.
The former Redleg has been one of the recruits of the season, such has been her consistency playing through the midfield. Adjudged best afield in the Panthers’ last outing against West, the experienced onballer will need to be monitored closely by the Roosters.
Are we set to witness a preview of the Statewide Super Women’s League Grand Final? On form, it would appear so given North Adelaide is undefeated after 10 rounds and South Adelaide has lost just one game – to the Roosters – for the season. Both teams are loaded with AFLW, local and young talent, ensuring an entertaining contest looms on the wide open spaces of Thebarton Oval. Adding to the intrigue is that they most recently met in Round 4 on March 14 so plenty has changed since North came from behind to steal the win at Flinders University Stadium. Whoever wins gains a mental and physical edge, with direct path to the Grand Final.
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