Around the state leagues: Irish Crow's big day out, Cats load up in win


Peel Thunder moved into second place on the WAFLW ladder with a 29-point win over East Fremantle. Swan Districts kept its unbeaten run alive with a 19-point win over Claremont. South Fremantle's winless season continued with a 25-point loss to Subiaco. 

AFLW-Listed Players

More Fremantle AFLW players have started to filter back into the WAFLW and featured for their respective teams across round 10.

Sabreena Duffy returned for Peel Thunder and although she didn't hit the scoreboard, she had plenty of influence for the Thunderbirds.

Gabby O'Sullivan and Roxy Roux returned for East Fremantle and both kicked goals in their side's loss. Philipa Seth was also in the Sharks' best for her efforts in the clash against Peel Thunder.

Claremont's Jasmin Stewart starred in her first game for the season and was up against tough opponents in Mikayla Bowen and Kellie Gibson, who turned out for Swan Districts.

Hayley Miller and Ange Stannett were in the best for Subiaco in the win over South Fremantle.

State League Players

WA Under-19 MVP Ella Roberts kicked two goals for the Thunderbirds and Under-19 teammate Courtney Rowley was also in the Thunderbirds best. 

Kate Bartlett's goalkicking streak continued, this time with three against East Fremantle taking her season tally to 26.

For the Sharks, Laura McClelland was the best for her efforts in her side's tough loss.

Tessa Doumanis had two goals for Claremont and Brianna Hyde and Dana East were instrumental in keeping Swan Districts undefeated. 

Jayme Harken was in the best for Subiaco in the win over South Fremantle. Zoe Huggett was threatening around goal for the Bulldogs and Liusaidh Gilchrist was in the best for her work.


South Adelaide handed Norwood its first loss since round one, overcoming the ladder leaders by six points. Sturt took itself from the bottom of the ladder with a big win over Woodville-West Torrens Eagles. Glenelg made it three wins in a row with a five-point victory over North Adelaide Roosters. West Adelaide snapped a two-game losing streak beating Central Districts by 12 points.

AFLW-Listed Players

Najwa Allen returned for the Redlegs and was influential with her 18 disposals and four marks in the loss. 

Teah Charlton was the difference for South Adelaide in her return, racking up 29 disposals, seven marks, six clearances and goal in a dominant display.

South Adelaide's Lisa Whitely and Montana McKinnon were also important in the Panthers' win, collecting 21 and 15 disposals respectively.

Katelyn Pope continued her consistent run of form at North Adelaide leading the disposals with 19 and also taking three marks.

Crow Ashleigh Woodland also returned for the Roosters and had nine disposals and six tackles. 

Caitlin Gould had her first game back for Glenelg and was a dominant force in the ruck with 18 disposals, 29 hitouts, five clearances and a goal.

West Adelaide had plenty of contributors in their win but it was Ailish Considine who was the best of the bunch with her 25 disposals, two goals and four marks. She was well supported by Crows teammate Chelsea Biddell who also kick a goal and had seven marks. 

Richmond's Sarah Dargan also continued to find form in South Australia, collecting 19 disposals and five clearances for West Adelaide. 

Chloe Scheer was in the best for Central Districts with her 12 disposals, eight marks and goal.

Adelaide star Chloe Scheer in action for Central Districts. Picture: Cory Sutton, SANFL

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State League Players

Jaslynne Smith and Jaimi Griffen were among the best for South Adelaide in their side's win over ladder leaders Norwood. Delisted Sun Jordann Hickey also kicked a goal for South Adelaide in her first game back in the SANFLW.

Ashlee Gould had 13 disposals and four marks and Norwood teammate Sophie Armistead was also good with her 12 disposals and six tackles.

Lakeesha Pickett, the daughter of Norm Smith medallist Byron Pickett, kicked two goals for the Eagles in the tough loss to Sturt. Captain Annastasia Falkenberg was again in her side's best with her 18 disposals and seven tackles.

South Australian Under-19 representatives Zoe Prowse and Alex Ballard were influential for Sturt in their win. Ballard was lively in front of goal finishing with three while Prowse had 14 disposals, five marks and a goal of her own.

North Adelaide's Poppy Waterford kicked a goal to go with her 12 disposals and teammate Elaine Grigg piled on the pressure with seven tackles.

Meara Girvan's three goals were crucial for Glenelg in the tight finish and Jessica Bates had 24 disposals, seven tackles and also kicked a goal for the Tigers.

West Adelaide's Melanie Elsegood had two goals and teammate Lauren Young had 18 disposals, six tackles and four clearances in the win.

Shannon Murphy and Katelyn Rosenweig gave their all for the Bulldogs but couldn't get it done for their side.


Bond University remained undefeated and kept Wilston Grange scoreless in its 69-point win. Coolangatta Tweed and Aspley played out an entertaining clash that had Coolangatta come away 14-point winners. Maroochydore had to come from behind to get the win over Coorparoo. University of Queensland had a dominant win over Yeronga South Brisbane. 

AFLW-Listed Players

Serene Watson and Wallis Randall returned for Bond University and had a hand in keeping their side undefeated. Suns teammate Ellie Hampson was also in the best and kicked a goal in the win.

Britt Perry returned for Coolangatta Tweed and kicked three goals to help her side to victory over Aspley.

Another Sun, Tori Groves-Little, appeared in the votes for Coorparoo for her efforts and a goal in her side's win.

State League Players 

Bond University's Annie Muir was threatening inside 50 finishing with two goals, Georgia Brehmer was also damaging kicking a goal and featuring in the side's best.

Ruby Ker and Brooke Randall battled for Wilston Grange in a tough game that saw their side held scoreless.

Georgia Breward and Casey Wynne were instrumental for Coolangatta Tweed in its win over Aspley. 

For the Hornets Phoebe Baird had two goals and was supported by Ella Smith and Angela Lingard.

Jya Epstein and Jacqueline Dupuy kicked crucial goals to help Maroochydore come from behind to get the win and Sara-Jane O'Grady had a hand in getting the Roos over the line.

Megan Hunt and Grace Brennan both kicked two goals and were in the best for University of Queensland in their victory. 

Eden Zanker-Close and Lexia Edwards combined for all of Yeronga's goals, while Rachel Anstey and Mia Walsh were among the votegetters for their efforts. 

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Essendon edged closer to a maiden finals berth with its 52-point win over Carlton. Darebin gave Port Melbourne a scare but the Borough was able to take the win by 34 points. Geelong kicked the biggest score of the season on the way to a 85 point thrashing of the Western Bulldogs. Casey Demons made it three in a row with a 42-point win over North Melbourne. Collingwood remained undefeated with a 67-point win over Williamstown. Southern Saints kept its finals hopes alive with a 12-point win over Hawthorn.

AFLW-Listed Players

Ruby Svarc returned to Essendon after watching Brisbane take out the AFLW premiership and played a role in the Bombers' win with her 16 disposals and a goal.

Abbie McKay and Grace Egan returned for the Blues and were the best with 26 and 19 touches, respectively. McKay also had 10 tackles while Egan kicked the first goal of the game.

GWS Giants' Jess Dal Pos and Annalyse Lister did all they could to get the Falcons their second win of the season. Dal Pos had 18 disposals and a goal while Lister was good in defence with 16 disposals and seven tackles.

Sophie Molan starred for Port Melbourne with her 20 disposals, goal and 11 tackles through the midfield. Katherine Smith had her first outing for the Borough and collected 17 disposals and five tackles. 

Geelong had plenty of contributors in its big win over the Western Bulldogs with Georgia Clarke and Richelle Cranston both kicking three goals. 

Laura Gardiner led all comers with 27 disposals, with Madeline Keryk and Darcy Moloney also getting disposal numbers in the 20s.

Angelica Gogos and Danielle Marshall had 22 touches for the Dogs, Nell Morris-Dalton hit the scoreboard and Sarah Hartwig was in the best for a tough day for defenders.

Like Geelong, the Casey Demons had plenty of influential AFLW players in their win. Alyssa Bannan had multiple goals for the second week in a row, Gabby Colvin scored two goals and Maddi Gay and Eden Zanker were prominent through the midfield.

Collingwood's Abbi Moloney had a best-on-ground display with her four goals, 16 disposals and nine tackles. Sophie Alexander had three goals of her own and Maddie Shevlin was influential across the ground. 

Alice Burke again found plenty of the footy with her 21 disposals for the Southern Saints. Claudia Whitfort returned to the VFLW for the first time since round four and was one of the best with her 19 disposals, a goal and five tackles.

Claudia Whitfort of the Southern Saints kicks a goal against Hawthorn in VFLW on May 2, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

Hannah Priest and Renee Saulitis were also among the best for the Saints in the win. 

The Hawks had Alison Drennan on hand after her first season with the Suns and she had 18 disposals and seven tackles.

State League Players

Essendon's Georgia Nanscawen returned from a calf injury and picked up where she left off with her 24 disposals and nine tackles. 

Teammates Natalie McDonald and Federica Frew were also influential for the Bombers, with Frew kicking three goals and setting up many more for her teammates.

Jessie Coletti was good in defence for the Blues and potential father/daughter pick Olivia Madden was also in the Blues' best.

Darebin's Alice Caddy's three goals had Port Melbourne on the ropes early and Victoria Blackwood led the Falcons with 20 disposals and four tackles.

Courtney Bromage had a season-best 20 disposals for the Borough and 11 tackles to go with her touches. Sophie Locke had a goal to go with her 14 touches as well.

Tamara Smith had two goals for the Cats in their record win and was supported by Geelong Falcons graduate Paige Sheppard who had 22 disposals and a goal of her own. 

For the Dogs, Eliza Vale was the best of the state league players with her 15 disposals and six marks while Chloe Sargent was one of the Bulldogs' two goalkickers.

The familiar trio of Meagan Kiely, Molly Eastman and Sarah Skinner were again in North's best in a tough loss. Meg Sinclair was dangerous up forward kicking three of the Roos' four goals.

Eliza West has been damaging for the Demons the last few weeks and this continued against the Kangaroos with her game-high 26 disposals and a goal. 

Imogen Milford moved to the top of the goalkicking tally with 15 after her two goals against the Roos.

Collingwood captain Caitlin Bunker again led from the front with 15 disposals and 12 tackles and Matilda Zander had a day out with three goals from 14 disposals. 

Aimee Whelan and Megan Williamson were again the Seagulls' best in a tough game.

The Saints' Tara Bohana continues her strong season, kicking two goals from 13 disposals while Lucy Burke was influential through the midfield.

Nicole Garner and Meg Hutchins were good for Hawthorn while Emily Gilder and Kristy Stratton were able to hit the scoreboard. 

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East Coast Eagles remain undefeated, seeing off the Inner West Magpies by 31 points. Southern Power had a dominant 50-point win over Macquarie University at Waratah Oval. Manly Warringah Wolves kicked the biggest score of the round on their way to a 48-point victory over Pennant Hills Demons. Sydney University won a thrilling clash against UTS by just two points. North Shore Bombers beat the UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs by 23 points in the final game of the round. 

AFLW-Listed Players

Rebecca Privitelli kicked a goal for the Inner West Magpies and Giants teammates Erin Todd and Emily Pease were among the best for their efforts in the Magpies loss. 

Tarni Evans and Georgia Garnett played a role in keeping the East Coast Eagles undefeated against the Magpies.

Jodie Hicks battled for Macquarie University in their tough loss to Southern Power.

Giants' ruck Erin McKinnon kicked three goals for Manly Warringah and appeared in the votes for her efforts in the big win over Pennant Hills. 

State League Players

Rylee McGartland starred for the East Coast Eagles kicking five goals in a best-on-ground display against the Magpies. 

For the Magpies, Eleri Morris and Berry Fox-Quinn were among the best for their work and Gillian Behan kicked two goals.

Southern Power's Ashlee McClure kicked multiple goals for the second week this time, upping her output to four to feature in her team's best. 

Eastern Allies representative Ruby Sargent-Wilson was also in the best for Southern Power.

Gabrielle Ferreira and Gemma Casiglia were the goalkickers for Macquarie University and were well supported by Samantha Stewart and Hannah Cerezo.

Jessica Doyle, Kaitlin Manning and Alexandra Walters joined Erin McKinnon as multiple goalscorers with Doyle the best of the bunch with her four.

Brianna-Lee Wade was the most influential player on the ground for Pennant Hills with her two-goal performance. 

Amber Laven kicked two goals for Sydney University and teammates Rayanne Kenny and Kate Hesse were also in the best. 

Melissa Lindsay was in UTS' best for her two goals as were Gabriella Stanwix and Amy Khuu.

North Shore Bombers had five individual goalkickers, one being Kate Reynolds who was also in the best players.

Casidhe Simmons and Grabrielle Wendelin were the best for the Bulldogs against a tough Bombers outfit.


The Belconnen Magpies made a statement in round one of Canberra's top competition with a 153-point win over the Gungahlin Jets. The Eastlake Demons had a 14-point win over the Ainslie Tricolours. Queanbeyan Tigers started their season with a win over Tuggeranong Valley AFC.

AFLW-Listed Players

Britt Tully turned out for Ainslie Tricolours and was one of her side's better players. 

State League Players

Ally Morphett led the Belconnen Magpies with her seven goals, and teammates Teagan Germech, Hannah Wallett, Victoria Thompson, Emma Zouch and Lucinda Knox also had multiple goals. 

Amy Dring and Samantha Rubino did their best for the Jets in a pretty one-sided contest. 

Ainslie's Rachel Friend had two goals and was in the best for her efforts as was Alexandra McKeough.

Julie Stabler gave her best to give Eastlake a winning start to the season and was helped by teammate Karina Demant's efforts inside 50 finishing with three goals.

Ruby Grounds impressed in round one with her three goals for Queanbeyan Tigers while Kate McGrath was one of the best afield in the side's win.

Kate Davoren did her best to keep Tuggeranong in the game with Kate Greenacre and Khali Abbott the side's only goalscorers.