After a strong win again last year’s finalist in West Adelaide, the team looked forward to stringing consecutive wins and beating last seasons undefeated premiers North Adelaide. The girls started in scintillating fashion kicking 3 goals from 9 inside 50’s in the opening term and keeping North scoreless, with just one inside 50. North responded in the second term upping their intent and hitting the scoreboard with a couple a majors while Paige Allan kicked our only goal for the quarter. After regrouping at the long break the girls turned up the heat and kicked another 2 goals while again the defense was proving to strong by not letting North score.
The girls didn’t let up in the final quarter kicking a further 3 goals, while North could only manage one solitary point and the game ending in a 44 point victory. Many players contributed to what was our best win to date, starting with Paige Allan having her best game for the club picking up 12 touches and a goal. Amber James was busy up forward and in the midfield showing her class with ball in hand, 17 year old Caitlin Wendland backed up with another strong performance kicking a goal and collecting 12 disposals. Alicia Butler took plenty of strong grabs around half-forward feeding the deeper forward in Katelyn Rosenzweig and Chantel Reynolds who kicked 4 goals between them. The inside midfielders in Lauren Smith, Lauren Breguet dominated off the back of Isabelle Starmer who rucked superbly all day. The defense only allowed North 3 scores from 22 inside 50’s, lead by the vintage work of Taryn Wills and live wire Shannon Murphy who even snuck down for a goal.
As a team we wanted to send a message that we’re not in this competition to just make up the numbers and that our best football has the capacity to beat anyone. For the second week in a row the girls showed just how capable they are and the belief in starting to grow.
Thanks to all who came and supported our girls.
1st Best: Paige Allan – Donated by Zorich Group
2nd Best: Isabelle Starmer – Donated by Select Finance
3rd Best: Lauren Smith – Donated by J&S Quality Meats
Encouragement Award: Katelyn Rosenzweig – Donated by Grand Central Tavern