Team Marinoff prevails in SA All-Stars clash


TEAM Marinoff overcame a slow start to earn an 11-point win against Team Hatchard in the NAB AFLW All-Stars match at Thebarton Oval on Friday night.

Despite managing just one goal in the opening quarter, Team Marinoff trailed by just two points at half-time.

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And after slamming on three goals in the third term, the Emma Sampson-coached side was able to hang on in the last quarter despite not managing to trouble the scorers.

Norwood’s Jessica Macolino and Sturt’s Alex Ballard were standouts for Team Marinoff as South’s Brooklyn Kraft also had an impact as the team’s only multiple goalkicker.

Team Hatchard, coached by dual premiership mentor Krissie Steen, jumped out of the blocks to boot its three goals in the opening term before managing just six behinds after the first change.

North premiership defender Amber Ward stood tall for Team Hatchard while South midfielder Czenya Cavouras and promising young Sturt ruck Zoe Prowse also played well.

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Glenelg’s Brooke Tonon booted two of the three goals for Team Hatchard.

Roosters Ashleigh Woodland (head knock) and Katelyn Pope (broken wrist) suffered injuries in the fourth quarter.

Team Hatchard's Ashleigh Woodland is helped from the field. Picture: Getty Images via AFL Photos

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TEAM MARINOFF      1.0     3.1     6.1     6.1     (37)
TEAM HATCHARD     3.2     3.3     3.4     3.8     (26)

Team Marinoff: Jessica Macolino, Alex Ballard, Brooklyn Kraft, Nicole Campbell, Emma Smith
Team Hatchard: Amber Ward, Czenya Cavouras, Zoe Prowse, Matilda Zander, Tamsyn Morriss

Team Marinoff: Brooklyn Kraft 2, Lauren Clifton, Jorja Eldridge, Jess Kirk, Jessica Macolino
Team Hatchard: Brooke Tonon 2, Alana Lishmund