Monday, February 21, 2022

North Melbourne produced another brilliant display on Sunday at the expense of Collingwood by 23 points at the North Hobart Oval.

The Kangaroos put the squeeze on the Pies from the first bounce until the last as their execution proved the big difference between the two sides. Killala’s Aileen Gilroy (nine disposals) helped the winners cut out the potency of Pies forward Aishling Sheridan (eight disposals).

Meanwhile, Sarah Rowe tried hard for the Pies in midfield with 13 disposals, as the Ballina woman was one of Collingwood’s better players on the ground.

After a disappointing loss at home last weekend, Adelaide Crows got back to winning ways with massive 40-point win over Bríd Stack’s GWS Giants at Henson Park on Saturday.

The Crows dominated from start to finish, albeit only leading four points to nil after the opening quarter, they took control of the game over the next three quarters and should have won by more, only for some great defending from Bríd Stack intercepting and taking crucial marks.

Stack had 12 disposals for the game, while her teammate Cora Staunton only picked up seven disposals as the Giants attack was starved of possession. Ailish Considine was a late addition to the starting 21 due to an injury and had seven disposals of her own.

The Western Bulldogs had 12 points to spare over Geelong on Friday, backing up their one-point win over the Crows.

The Melbourne based side were wayward in their kicking with ten behinds to add to their three goals, but were never really in trouble as the Cats slumped to their fifth defeat of the season.

Crossmolina’s Rachel Kearns had six disposals during the game for Geelong, including three kicks.

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