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AFLW: Rnd 6 v Carlton @ Ikon Park

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Pretty impressive. That first quarter was jaw dropping.

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Draw next week and play them again in the granny.

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Well that was a pretty good afternoon at the footy for my first AFLW game! 

A good atmosphere and sizeable crowd. I was barracking pretty hard, not many others around me were but IDGAF. I must say quite a different feel to the demographic; it seemed like during the third quarter grind, not many people were actually watching the game! A kind of carnivale/family day type atmosphere which was nice. 

Some observations: 

- Tegan Cunningham.....full stop. Only disappointment was missing that sitter. But wow. 

- Elise O’Dey , also wow. 

- watching live, daisy and paxman really catch the eye with their skill and hardness. 

- Mel hickey did hobble off with trainers and was in the 3Q time huddle , so appears not ACL, but unlikely to play again this year :/

- we just looked a class above all day. 

 

Geez looking forward to next week! 

Go you La-Dees! 

 

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14 minutes ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

Well that was a pretty good afternoon at the footy for my first AFLW game! 

A good atmosphere and sizeable crowd. I was barracking pretty hard, not many others around me were but IDGAF. I must say quite a different feel to the demographic; it seemed like during the third quarter grind, not many people were actually watching the game! A kind of carnivale/family day type atmosphere which was nice. 

Some observations: 

- Tegan Cunningham.....full stop. Only disappointment was missing that sitter. But wow. 

- Elise O’Dey , also wow. 

- watching live, daisy and paxman really catch the eye with their skill and hardness. 

- Mel hickey did hobble off with trainers and was in the 3Q time huddle , so appears not ACL, but unlikely to play again this year :/

- we just looked a class above all day. 

 

Geez looking forward to next week! 

Go you La-Dees! 

 

Tell me about it, I got hit in the head by a bouncing basketball.

Great observations and on Cunningham, her work rate was unbelievable. 

A big well done to the players for spending time with the fans after the game for snaps and signatures.

 

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Great win, did what we had to before the Blues went into lock down mode.

Absolutely devastating for Mel - I've been a critic at times but more in terms her role. You could never doubt her spirit and commitment to the contest and she's clearly a well-liked and respected teammate. We've been comparatively lucky with injuries, but this is a cruel blow if it's as bad as it seems. I guess either Jakobsson or Duryea comes in?

Would love if our crumbers could get to Cunningham's feet more often. Having said that, her second and third efforts are top notch. Might have to move her into my profile's 'favourite players' if she goes on like this and Humphries continues not to be played!

It's going to be a big ask but at least there's only one scoreboard we have to pay attention to next week.

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ALL THE WAY? by Ruby Tuesday 

Melbourne’s record-breaking six goal opening quarter against Carlton at Ikon Park on Sunday set up an all-important 35-point win that catapulted the club into second place on the AFLW ladder with one round remaining before the Grand Final, separated from the top placed Bulldogs by percentage only.

The win came at a cost for the Demons as vice-captain and All-Australian defender Mel Hickey came off the ground in the third quarter with a knee injury and awaits the result of scans to determine her fate for the rest of the season and perhaps beyond. Aliesha Newman was also off late in the game suffering an apparent back complaint.

The team opened in sensational fashion with six unanswered goals, three of them to the indefatigable Elisa O'Dea and two to tall forward Tegan Cunningham who recovered from last week’s head knock and also finished the game with three goals. At the first break, the team’s disposal count was 73 to 20 and the Blues had yet to mark the ball.

Given that Carlton has yet to kick more than three goals in a match this season the game was well and truly over and that turned out to be the case even though Melbourne was characteristically, like its men’s team earlier in the week, outscored by a few points for the remainder of the match. 

They went on to win easily 8.9.57 to 3.4.22 although it appeared that there was an element of self-preservation in their game with the grand final so close to their grasp, especially after Hickey came off the ground. 

O’Dea was the outstanding player for Melbourne in an even side that will approach next week’s game against the Bulldogs with some confidence knowing that they have the depth to go all the way. 

Melbourne 6.3.39 7.5.47 7.8.50 8.9.57

Carlton 0.1.1 2.1.13 2.2.14 3.4.22

Goals 

Melbourne Cunningham O'Dea 3 Hore 2

Carlton Gee Harris Vescio

Best 

Melbourne O’Dea Cunningham Grierson Hore Scott L Pearce

Carlton Gee S Hosking Moody

Injuries 

Melbourne Hickey (knee) Newman (back)

Carlton Attard (hand)

Reports Nil

Umpires Simmonds, Guy, Johansen

Official crowd 6,300 at Ikon Park

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