By ZAC MILBANK
North Adelaide’s Ashleigh Woodland made a late charge to win the 2020 AAMI Statewide Super Women’s League Leading Goal Kicker Award.
Posting a total of 13 goals after Round 9, the former Melbourne AFLW utility kicked four majors in the final minor round match against Central to finish with 17 and leapfrog South Adelaide’s Jess Kirk.
Kirk, who led the way for the majority of the season, was left stranded on 16 goals after missing the last two games of the regular season with a toe injury.
Woodland, 21, kicked goals in every match except for Round 1, 4 and 6 with her haul of four in Round 10 also matching her season-high effort against the Bulldogs in Round 2.
Topping the goal kicking table was more meritorious considering the Salisbury FC product spent significant portions playing higher up the field through the centre square.
It capped a memorable campaign for Woodland, who was also named vice-captain in The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year.
Kirk finished runner-up while Central’s Katelyn Rosenzewig was a tower of strength for her team, booting 14 of its 28 total goals for the season to ensure she finished in third place.
Totals at the end of the Statewide Super Women’s League Minor Round
Ashleigh Woodland (North) 17
Jess Kirk (South) 16
Katelyn Rosenzweig (Central) 14
Kiana Lee (Eagles) 11
Melanie Elsegood (West) 11
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