Around the state leagues: Gun Tiger stars in comeback win, Eagle returns to SA


Peel Thunder had a dominant 47-point win over South Fremantle. After a five-goal-to-nil first quarter Swan Districts took its foot off the pedal and almost allowed Subiaco to steal a win, holding on by eight points. Claremont made it three in a row with a 59-point win over East Fremantle.

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West Coast Eagles forward Imahra Cameron returned for Swan Districts and kicked a goal in her side's win.  

Demi Liddle played a good game for Peel Thunder in the dominant win over the Bulldogs. 

Hayley Bullas and Sasha Goranova were in the best for Claremont in its big victory over East Fremantle. 

State League Players

Breanne Spencer played a role in South Fremantle's more competitive second half against Peel Thunder and teammate Tahlia Holtze kicked two goals for the Bulldogs. 

For the Thunder Abby Barnden had a brilliant display kicking four goals and Kaitlyn Hayes was also electric up forward adding two of her own. 

Jessica Cos and Eliza Gelmi did their best to get the game back on Swan Districts' terms after Subiaco's spirited fightback. 

Lions forward Amy Hunt did her best to get her side over the line with three goals and Jayme Harken also fought all game to keep Subiaco in it.

Amber Goodwin-Wissink had a day out in the forward line, kicking three goals for Claremont while Paisley Prentice was the Sharks' best on a tough day.

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Norwood was too good for North Adelaide, running away 31-point winners under lights at Coopers Stadium on Friday. Glenelg held on in a thriller over Central Districts in the other Friday night game. Woodville West-Torrens Eagles fell short to South Adelaide by nine points. Sturt had the biggest win of the weekend over West Adelaide coming out on top by 45 points.

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West Coast's Katelyn Pope returned to her home state and played her first game for North Adelaide. Pope finished with 13 disposals and five tackles in the Roosters' loss to Norwood.

Richmond player Sarah Dargan made her first appearance in the SANFLW and ended up with 13 disposals, nine tackles and four clearances for West Adelaide.

State League Players

Norwood ruck Leah Cutting continued her fine form with 12 disposals, 10 tackles and 34 hitouts, while Emma Clark benefitted from first use collecting 19 disposals, the most on the night.

Rosetta Zerella had two goals for the Redlegs in the win over North Adelaide. 

Jaimi Tabb had an impressive 13 tackles for the Roosters and teammate Briana Arthur was excellent in the midfield with her 15 disposals, seven tackles and seven clearances. 

Glenelg midfielders Tessa Kohn and Jessica Bates were great in the clinches for the Tigers, finishing with 16 disposals, eight tackles and 14 disposals and 10 tackles, respectively. 

Chelsea Parker and Sarah Wilton both kicked two crucial goals each to keep the lead for Glenelg.

Shelby Smith and Chantel Reynolds battled to the end for the Bulldogs, Smith finishing the night with 19 disposals and Reynolds with two goals. 

Jovanka Zecevic had 26 disposals, six marks and kicked a goal and was Woodville West-Torrens' best in the loss to South Adelaide. 

Tahlia Meyer helped South Adelaide over the line with her 25 disposals, five marks, nine tackles and a goal in a best-on-ground performance. Teammate Czenya Cavouras wasn't far behind with her 26 disposals, five marks, six tackles and a goal.

West Adelaide forwards Kasia Culhane and Imogen Loftes kicked the Bloods' only goals and were supported by Madi Russell who had 14 disposals and eight marks.

Nicole Baker's three goals put Sturt on the winning path and Izzy Kuiper and Jess Good were among the best for the winning side. 


There was just one game in the QAFLW this week, the rescheduled round three fixture between Coolangatta Tweed and Bond University. It was Bond University which took the points, running away 32-point winners to remain unbeaten this season. 

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The Suns' Brittany Perry and Paige Parker returned for Coolangatta with Perry kicking two goals and Parker featuring in the team's best. 

Jordann Hickey kicked a goal for Bond and Gold Coast teammates Ellie Hampson and Molly Ritson got the votes for Bond in the win. 

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State League Players 

Uma Brennan kicked two goals for Coolangatta and Lily Brancatisano and Leigh Alder were among the best for the Bluebirds.

Bond University forward Lily Tarlington had a day out with her four goals and Chloe Sexton was in the votes for Bond.


Collingwood stayed undefeated with a 15-point win over the Southern Saints. Essendon was too good for Williamstown, coming away 30-point winners. A six-goal haul to Imogen Milford propelled Casey Demons to victory over Hawthorn. Geelong held off North Melbourne for a 16-point win at home. The Bulldogs got their second win and kicked the highest score of the season in the process against Darebin. Port Melbourne was made to earn it this week, coming from behind against Carlton to stay unbeaten this season. 

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Collingwood talls Bella Smith and Abbey Green were the Pies' main targets inside 50 kicking three and two goals, respectively. Maddie Shevlin returned and showed off her pace and ball-winning ability, finishing with 25 disposals.

Alice Burke had her best game for the Saints, amassing a huge 35 disposals to go with seven marks. Poppy Kelly did well in the ruck as well, winning 30 hitouts and 15 disposals all over the ground.

Lauren Magee featured in her first game of VFLW since round one and Maggie Caris continues her development in the ruck, winning 22 hitouts and 11 disposals.

Geelong's young players stepped up against North Melbourne with Laura Gardiner, Georgie Rankin, Sophie van de Heuvel and Darcy Moloney all playing a role in the win. 

Gardiner was the best of the bunch with her 27 disposals and 11 tackles. 

Sarah Wright and Amy Smith made appearances for North and Brooke Brown starred with her three goals.

The Bulldogs' Danielle Marshall and Gemma Lagioia both kicked multiple goals in the side's big win with Eleanor Brown also kicking two goals in her surprise cameo in the Dogs forward line.

Angela Gogos returned from an ankle injury and took up where she left off with 23 disposals and six tackles. 

Sabrina Frederick again made an impact with two goals for Richmond affiliate Port Melbourne in the come-from-behind win. 

Paige Trudgeon, Maddy Guerin and Charlotte Hammans all featured for the Blues in a disappointing loss.

State League Players

Jasmine Ferguson was a rock in defence for the Pies with 18 disposals, five marks and seven tackles, and teammate Marla Neal was great at the contest laying nine tackles and collecting 16 disposals. 

Tara Bohana continues her good form for the Saints, kicking two goals from her 10 disposals and five marks. Madison Capsalis had her best game for the season collecting 25 disposals, six marks and nine tackles.

Essendon's Federica Frew was great in front of goal finishing with two goals from 16 disposals. Mia-Rae Clifford and Natalia McDonald were in the best for the Bombers as well in the win. 

Seagulls young gun Ruby Tripodi found plenty of the footy and was supported in the midfield by Megan Williamson who was everywhere, kicking a goal from 16 disposals and laying nine tackles.

Imogen Milford had one of the performances of the season with her six-goal bag against the Hawks. Milford also had 16 disposals and nine tackles in a well-rounded performance for the Demons. 

Kristy Stratton returned to the VFLW after featuring in Collingwood's AFLW finals campaign, however this time she stepped out in the brown and gold stripes of Hawthorn. Stratton had an instant impact at her new team with her 16 disposals, five tackles and a goal.

Tamara Luke kicked two goals and Olivia Flanagan and Emily Gilder were in the best for the Hawks. 

Two of Geelong's most consistent performers Claudia Gunjaca and Paige Sheppard were again at their best for the Cats. 

For North Melbourne, Meagan Kiely had seven marks and 23 disposals and teammate Sarah Skinner played a role with her 20 disposals and five marks. 

Nicole Callinan's experience was on display in her 29-disposal, 10-mark game and teammate Samara David had three goals and was marking everything up forward.

Mary Sandral kicked two goals to contribute to the Bulldogs' biggest score and Katelyn Betts and Amanda Tesseri were in the Dogs' best.

Port Melbourne's comeback win was spurred by crucial goals to Abbey Tanner and Claire Dyett and some tough contested work by Courtney Bromage. 

Akayla Peterson kicked two goals for the Blues and Amelia Klingbeil was in Carlton's best in a tough loss.

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