No complacency for the Crows, says Stevie-Lee

ADELAIDE forward Stevie-Lee Thompson insists complacency won't be a factor ahead of Sunday's NAB AFL Women's Grand Final against Carlton at Adelaide Oval.

The Crows are overwhelming favourites to claim their second premiership in three years after seven straight wins – the latest a 66-point preliminary final demolition of Geelong on Sunday at Adelaide Oval that followed a 10-goal thumping of Melbourne in the last home and away round of the season.

However, any thought the flag is in the bag hasn't crossed Thompson's mind, with the Crows wary of the Blues.

"It doesn't matter how much we won by (in games leading up to the Grand Final) … we still have to work hard to get to where we really want to be," Thompson said.

"We've got more in the tank, and we all know it.

"If we can show that in the Grand Final, then hopefully we can get the win."

The Crows have lost only one game this season, to the Western Bulldogs in round one by a single point when they kicked 1.11.

However, they were pushed all the way the following week by the Blues, trailing at half-time before kicking six of the last seven goals to grind out a 13-point victory.

"They're a strong team and it's going to be a tough game," Thompson said.

Stevie-Lee Thompson celebrates the preliminary final win with Chelsea Randall

Thompson, 27, booted four goals that day and finished as the AFLW's leading goalkicker with 13 for the season.

The Crows have the added advantage of having many in their squad being able to draw on their 2017 premiership experience.

However, the pace of the game has increased dramatically this year, as has the standard across the board.

"It's a lot faster … I've run a lot more this season," she said.

"It's better now."

Thompson said she would continue her normal routine this week.

She will study early in the week (she is completing a certificate course in youth work), before working from 8am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday as an employment broker for Workskil.

"I like being busy. If I sit at home too long I think about football too much," she said.

"It does take a toll on you, sleeping-wise. But we still have the Saturday, so we can sleep."

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