Around the state leagues: Another Giant haul, livewire Lion stars

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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South Fremantle’s winless season continues with Sabreena Duffy instrumental in Peel Thunder handing them another loss in round 12.

Swan Districts held on for a one-point win over Subiaco and Bianca Webb was in Swan Districts' best for her efforts.

Hayley Miller turned out for Subiaco Lions and just couldn’t do enough to upset the ladder leaders.

East Fremantle had a win over Claremont and Philipa Seth was one of the Sharks' best in the 21-point victory.

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Kira Phillips kicked three goals to help Peel Thunder to victory over South Fremantle. To the Bulldogs' credit they were able to keep Thunder spearhead Kate Bartlett goalless for the first time this season.

Swan Districts young gun Dana East was the best player for her efforts in the thrilling win over Subiaco.

Emily Burton was noted for her work for East Fremantle in their win over Claremont while Jessica Low was in the best for the Tigers. 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

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It was the first week of finals in the SANFLW and Glenelg upset ladder leaders Norwood to go to their first ever SANFLW Grand Final.

Ebony Marinoff and Caitlin Gould were the only players to collect more than 20 disposals in the match-up. Gould had a brilliant display in the semi also kicking a goal, taking six marks, winning 29 hitouts and nine inside 50s.

For Norwood Najwa Allen had 14 disposals and six tackles in her side's loss.

West Adelaide won themselves a place in the preliminary final with a last-gasp victory over South Adelaide. Chelsea Biddell had 15 disposals and a goal while Sarah Dargan also hit the scoreboard and Ailish Considine was threatening all game with her 14 disposals.

Lisa Whiteley did her best to get South Adelaide over the line with her 16 disposals, seven tackles and five marks.

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Leah Cutting was again one of Norwood’s best leading the disposals for her side with 16 while also laying six tackles and winning 25 hitouts.

Ellie Kellock and Tessa Kohn helped Glenelg book the place in the Grand Final with their 16 and 10 disposals respectively. Kohn also had eight tackles while Kellock won six clearances.

West Adelaide’s trio of young stars Lauren Young, Abbie Ballard and Zoe Venning were all instrumental in getting West Adelaide over the line. Young led the disposals with 20, Ballard had nine tackles and Venning had 18 disposals and five clearances.

Jordann Hickey kept South Australia in the game with her two goals and Soriah Moon dominated in the ruck with 30 hitouts. 

QUEENSLAND 

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Yeronga South Brisbane handed Aspley a 24-point loss and premiership Lion Courtney Hodder kicked two goals in the victory. Gabby Collingwood continues to find form in her return from an ACL kicking a goal for Yeronga in the win too.

While Sophie Conway did her best to keep Aspley in the game against Yeronga.

Orla O’Dwyer had two goals and was best on ground for University of Queensland in its loss to Cooparoo. O’Dwyer was well supported by Greta Bodey and Jess Wuetschner was in the best players for Cooparoo.

Shannon Campbell played her first game of the QAFLW season for Maroochydore and helped them to a win over Wilston Grange.

Bond University remain undefeated and Kalinda Howarth helped them on their way with her two goals. Ellie Hampson and Lucy Single were also noted for the work in getting Bond their eleventh straight win. 

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Kara Stock was in the best for Yeronga while Bree McKenzie was in the best for Aspley and hit the scoreboard.

Maroochydore’s Makeisha Muller kicked three goals for the Roos in the big win over Wilston Grange.

Molly Ritson kicked two goals for Bond University and Alexandra Hamlyn battled for Coolangatta in a tough loss.

VICTORIA

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North Melbourne kept its finals hopes alive with a come-from-behind victory over Essendon. Brooke Brown was one the team's best for her 18 disposals and seven marks, Mia King was also good with her 18 disposals and Elisha King made a comeback from her AFLW season ending hamstring injury in January.

Lauren Ahrens returned to the VFLW with Essendon and was one of the best on the ground with her 19 disposals.

Katherine Smith and Kodi Jacques helped Port Melbourne get revenge on a Casey Demons side that defeated the Borough four weeks ago. Smith led the disposals with 18 and kicked two goals while Jacques had 17 disposals, a goal and 12 tackles.

Eliza McNamara again led the disposals for the Dees collecting 23 this week to go with five marks.

Abby McKay and Grace Egan again combined to find plenty of the footy to upset the Cats at Ikon Park on Saturday.

Geelong veteran Renee Garing had 15 tackles in the loss and young gun Laura Gardiner had 22 disposals and 12 tackles.

Collingwood shored up the minor premiership with a 52-point over Darebin with Mikala Cann, Joanna Lin and Chloe Molloy all kicking multiple goals.

Stacey Livingstone even had a cameo in the forward line that resulted in the full-back also hitting the scoreboard.

Chantella Perera was in the Hawks' best for her work in their win over Williamstown at Downer Oval. Sarah Perkins also returned to the brown and gold and kicked a goal in her first game of VFLW in 2021.

The Bulldogs stayed in the hunt for finals with a win over the Southern Saints, Sarah Hartwig, Elisabeth Georgostathis and Isabella Pritchard all in the best for their efforts.

Tyanna Smith played her first VFLW game for the Saints and nailed a tough set shot on the boundary in the loss.

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Meagan Kiely led the Kangaroos to victory over the Bombers with her 27 disposals while Georgia Nanscawen led for the Bombers with her 22 disposals and 12 tackles.

Alana Barba had two goals to try and keep Essendon in the game but they just couldn’t hold on.

Port Melbourne’s Claire Dyett was instrumental with her 15 disposals in tough conditions and Eliza West for Casey had 18 disposals and a goal in the tough loss.

Bry Gurr helped the Blues on their way to an upset Victory over Geelong and she was well supported by Jorja Borg in the ruck.

Annabel Johnson was one of the heroes in the Cats' last gasp win against the Saints in round 11 and was almost the hero again with her third-quarter goal that got the Cats within three points.

Imogen Barnett was also a multiple goalkicker for the Pies with her two goals taking her season tally to 17 and equal first on the goalkicking leaderboard.

Sydney Swans Academy product Jess Doyle made history as the first female Swan to play in the VFLW with Williamstown and this week was the side's best in the loss to Hawthorn.

Her Eastern Allies teammate and Northern Territory representative Ashanti Bush was lively for the Hawks kicking two goals.

Eliza Vale had a great game in the Bulldogs win over the Saints and Madison Capsalis was noted for efforts for the Southern Saints.

NEW SOUTH WALES

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Bec Privitelli is having a purple patch for the Inner West Magpies taking her season goalkicking tally to 21 goals from six games with her five against UNSW Easter Suburbs Bulldogs in the Magpies win.

Macquarie University went down to Manly Warringah Wolves and Jodi Hicks and Emily Goodsir were in the best for their respective sides. Hicks was noted for efforts for Macquarie while Goodsir had two goals in the Wolves win. 

Lou Stephenson helped Sydney University hold for its second win of the season. Stephenson’s side beat Pennant Hills Demons by just 3-points. 

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Southern Power kept UTS goalless in its 25-point win and crucial to the result were Kiahna Davis-White and Sarah Heptinstall for the Power.

UTS’s Elizabeth Donnelly was in her side's best in a tough loss away from home.

Lael Kassem was in the votes for the third week in a row for the Inner West Magpies for her efforts against the Bulldogs. McKenzie Ball had a goal and was in Bulldogs' best players for her efforts in defeat.

East Coast Eagles stayed undefeated with a 34-point win over the North Shore Bombers and Rhylee McGartland propelled the Eagles to victory with her four goals.

Natalie Pajor kicked two goals to keep Pennant Hills Demons in the hunt against Sydney Uni but couldn’t quite get her side over the line.

CANBERRA 

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Britt Tully was again in the Ainslie Tricolours' best players for her work in a tough loss to the Belconnen Magpies.

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Belconnen’s Hannah Wallet had a bag of five goals in the 65-point win over Ainslie, teammate and former Giant Maggie Gorham also had two goals in the win.

Karina Demant backed up her 10-goal haul from last round with four goals against Tuggeranong Valley in her side's big win. Catherine Brown played her first game of the year for the Eastlake Demons and was also instrumental in the win.

Queanbeyan Tigers enjoyed a massive 132-point win over the Gungahlin Jets and Cynthia Hamilton had five goals in the victory. Teammate Ruby Grounds also had four goals and Kate Woodward was noted for her work in the big win over the Jets.

Kaitlin Moore battled for the Jets in a one-sided match and was named in the best for the third week in a row for her efforts against the Tigers.