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AFLW S7 Rd 1 v Bulldogs

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Round 1 season 7


Western Bulldogs v GIANTS
Saturday, August 13 at 12:10pm
Marvel Stadium | Wurundjeri Country

Broadcast


Sunday’s match between the Western Bulldogs and GIANTS will be shown live and free on Channel 7 and 7Mate in NSW and ACT from 12:00pm. The match will also be shown nationally on Fox Footy, Kayo Sports and via the Official AFLW app.
 

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Sounds a popular choice, from that welcoming applause.

And notice that Alicia Eva had sat next to her, too.
 

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Two debutants will headline the GIANTS’ line up for the opening round match against the Western Bulldogs to kick off their seventh season in the NAB AFL Women’s competition this Sunday. Eastlake Demon, Cambridge McCormick and Tasmanian Devil, Madison Brazendale have both been selected and will make their AFLW debut. Head Coach Bernasconi said he was stoked to be seeing the girls debut in round one.

McCormick was picked up in the 2022 draft as one of two rucks. The 180cm former Queensland has spent the past two seasons in the AFL Canberra competition but was a train on with the Brisbane Lions in their inaugural season.

One of two Tasmanian’s joining the list this season, Brazendale was described as a readymade talent when she arrived at the club. Having only been playing the game for three years, the 19-year-old has relished in the environment and her development and potential has been recognised with round one selection.

Jodie Hicks will also make her return to the orange and charcoal, selected in the side in her new-look role as a defender. Hicks joined the GIANTS in 2018 but had last season off.

Sunday, August 28​

Western Bulldogs v Greater Western Sydney at Ikon Park, 12.10pm AEST

WESTERN BULLDOGS

B:
I.Grant 3 K.Lynch 10
HB: N.Ferres 16 E.Brown 9 S.Hartwig 15
C: I.Pritchard 4 K.Lamb 27 R.Wilcox 37
HF: H.Woodley 19 R.Cranston 30 J.Fitzgerald 23
F: G.Newton 5 C.Moody 13
Foll: A.Edmonds 33 E.Blackburn - C 2 E.Bennetts 11
I/C: B.Hunt 21 D.Bateman 8 N.Morris-Dalton 25 D.Berry 7 B.Gutknecht 18

Emerg: E.Snell 1 M.Brown 20 K.Coyne 22

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

B:
T.Hetherington 9 J.Hicks 29
HB: B.Stack 15 J.Grierson 10 P.Randall 21
C: A.Eva (C) 2 C.Dalton 11 E.Pease 33
HF: G.Fowler 26 G.Garnett 17 C.Staunton 13
F: B.Mowbray 31 H.Zreika 24
Foll: C.McCormick 25 A.Parker 3 T.Mackrill 32
I/C: K.Smith 4 T.Evans 18 A.Dallaway 30 M.Brazendale 23 J.Doyle 5

Emerg: A.Lister 14 C.Simmons 28 M.Gaffney 22
 
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Unfortunately a loss to start the season, but hard fought to the end.

Bulldogs 6.5.41 d GWS 5.4.34

Goals: Staunton 3, Doyle, Parker

Parker immense (as usual): 25d 13k 12h 3m 6t & a goal

 

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BULLDOGS v GIANTS Full match coverage and stats

THE WESTERN Bulldogs have withstood a barnstorming finish from Greater Western Sydney to make a perfect start to season seven at Ikon Park on Sunday.


Nathan Burke’s side led from the moment Kristy Lamb kicked the first goal of the game inside the first 60 seconds, but could never put the game to bed until the closing minute when they held on to win seven points in a dramatic final quarter. After narrowly missing out on playing finals last season, the Western Bulldogs bank four crucial premiership points first up with the 6.5 (41) to 5.4 (34) win.

With new Greater Western Sydney coach Cam Bernasconi at the helm for the first time with premiership points on offer, Irish veteran Cora Staunton nearly hauled the Giants over the line to ensure the Dogs endured a nervous finish in ideal conditions for football.

Western Bulldogs captain Ellie Blackburn went head to head with Greater Western Sydney star Alyce Parker in an enthralling duel in the middle of the ground. The three-time All-Australian finished with 21 disposals, 10 contested possessions, eight clearances and six tackles, while Parker amassed 25 touches – the most on the ground – and six tackles in a brilliant display.

Tempers flared late in the third quarter in a sign the practice matches are well and truly over and the real stuff is here. Tait Mackrill was in the thick of it, making her presence felt, before she was dragged off to cool off. Parker broke the deadlock halfway through the final quarter to reduce the margin to one straight kick with less than nine minutes to play, after a brilliant individual effort from the two-time All-Australian. But just when Parker looked like willing the Giants over the line, Richelle Cranston split a contest inside the Western Bulldogs’ attacking 50, followed up and kicked a brilliant goal off the ground that dribbled through to provide the red, white and blue with the buffer they needed.

The oldest player in AFLW history shows no signs of slowing down. Cora Staunton kicked three clever goals at Ikon Park on Sunday to start her fifth season in style. The 40-year-old was engaged in an entertaining duel with Isabella Grant – who is half her age – and experience won out. Staunton now has 50 goals next to her name, underling her significant contribution to AFLW. Only Darcy Vescio has more.

Up next...

Greater Western Sydney hosts Brisbane at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

WESTERN BULLDOGS 1.0 3.2 5.4 6.5 (53)
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
1.1 2.1 3.4 5.4 (27)

GOALS
Western Bulldogs:
Moody 2, Newton 2, Lamb, Cranston
Greater Western Sydney: Staunton 3, Doyle, Parker

BEST
Western Bulldogs:
Blackburn, Newton, Brown, Pritchard, Lamb, Cranston
Greater Western Sydney: Parker, Staunton, Mackrill, Dallaway, Eva

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs:
Nil
Greater Western Sydney: Nil

Reports
: Nil
 

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I'm quite proud of how we played today. We were in the game until the end, our defence was strong when you consider the number of F50 entries the dogs had, and our run off HB and movement of the footy between the two 50m arcs was bloody impressive.
The dogs got 2 or 3 goals from 50/50 frees, and there were a couple of golden opportunities at the other end which we should have nailed.
Good game I thought.
 

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Coaches votes for the game ...

Alyce Parker split the top votes with Ellie Blackburn.

WESTERN BULLDOGS V GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

9 Ellie Blackburn (WB)
9 Alyce Parker (GWS)
4 Isabelle Pritchard (WB)
4 Cora Staunton (GWS)
3 Celine Moody (WB)
1 Gabrielle Newton (WB)
 

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AFLW Team of the Week, round one​


MIDFIELDERS

Lauren Bella (Gold Coast, ruck), Ally Anderson (Brisbane), Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs), Jasmine Garner (North Melbourne), Aisling McCarthy (West Coast), Alyce Parker (GWS)

Blackburn (21 and seven clearances) went head to head with Parker (26 and six tackles)

FORWARDS

Greta Bodey (Brisbane), Tahlia Randall (North Melbourne), Kate Shierlaw (St Kilda), Cora Staunton (GWS), Bonnie Toogood (Essendon)

Staunton (three goals) nearly pinched the win for the Giants.
 
AFLW S7 Rd 2 v Brisbane New

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Where and When: Sunday, September 4 at 3:10pm at Manuka Oval.

Tickets: Tickets to Sunday’s match are currently on sale and available through Ticketek or by clicking HERE. GIANTS AFLW Season Seven members are entitled to game day access at both home and away games. Simply redeem your ticket through the GIANTS club app to attend Sunday’s match.

TV & Online: The match will be broadcast live from 3:00pm on 7Mate in NSW and ACT, as well as Foxtel, Kayo and the Official AFLW App.

Last Time They Met: It won’t be the first time that the Lions have travelled to Manuka Oval with the two teams last meeting in the nation’s capital in round six, 2021. It was a dominant display by the 2021 premiers who looked in control from the start. The GIANTS didn’t get a major until the third quarter, but it was a memorable moment with the six points marking the first goal for Katherine Smith in the orange and charcoal.

Player watch: Cambridge McCormick – after losing Fleur Davies to injury on the eve of the season, the number one ruck role suits entirely with the new draftee, with support from Brid Stack and replacement player Grace Hill. McCormick made her debut in last week’s round one clash with the Bulldogs, recording 18 hit outs, nine disposals and two marks. McCormick will be in familiar territory this week as the former Lions train-on player returns to Canberra where she has spent the past two seasons playing in the AFL Canberra Women’s competition.

In the Mix: With no new additions to the GIANTS’ injury list and a promising start from the new-look team and new-look game plan, it’s hard to predict what/if changes new Head Coach Cam Bernasconi will make. Just four players are currently available for selection to play their first game of season 2022.
 

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Cora Staunton 41yr old and still a legend of the W/AFL
Cora the scorer ... absolute legend!

Cora Staunton becomes just one of three AFLW players to achieve 50 career goals. It was back on February 3, 2018, that Cora Staunton kicked her first AFLW goal. And from that moment on, she’s been a key target for the GIANTS in their forward line.

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The GIANTS got through the opening round of season seven unscathed, with no injuries from the GIANTS' narrow loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday.

The only addition to the round one injury list is the inclusion of Fleur Davies, who moved to the inactive list on the eve of the GIANTS’ season opener with a season-ending shoulder injury. Exciting draftee Zarlie Goldsworthy was unable to pass her fitness test for the opening round clash and will be a test again this week as she pushes to make her AFLW debut. Despite being cleared from her nose fracture, Casidhe Simmons will remain on the injury list after sustaining a concussion at training. Meanwhile, Nicola Barr continues to progress from a knee injury and is eyeing off a round three return.

Zarlie GoldsworthyShoulderTest
Nicola BarrKnee 2 weeks
Casidhe SimmonsConcussionTBC
Bec BeesonConcussionTBC
Fleur DaviesShoulderSeason
Izzy HuntingtonKneeSeason
Isadora McLeayKneeSeason
 

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The GIANTS have made just one change ahead of their round two clash in Canberra against the Brisbane Lions on Sunday.

After falling just short to the Bulldogs last week, only the one change has been made, with experienced defender Annalyse Lister coming back into the team. The 32-year-old has played 25 games across three seasons, after debuting in 2020. Lister is a one on one defender and Cam Bernasconi and his coaching staff will be looking for her to bolster the GIANTS' defence against a powerful Lions forward line.

Lister comes in for Georgie Fowler who has been omitted for round two.

Zarlie Goldsworthy, Nicola Barr, Bec Beeson and Casidhe Simmons remain unavailable for selection.

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Good start from the AFLW team. Really taking it up to Lions, pressuring hard in all areas of the ground. Excellent ball movement to get the ball forward for a Jess Doyle mark and goal straight in front. Similar movement for a second to Haneen Zreika, and the first two goals are Giants.

 
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1Q - GWS 2.0.12 lead Lions 0.1.1

Lions took a mark about 20m out on an angle literally seconds before the siren, but luckily couldn't convert.

Superb start ladies, need to keep it going.
 

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