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AFLW: SF vs GWS



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Just now, Whispering_Jack said:

My guess is North Melbourne who we beat by 2 points in Round 1 coming from behind.

No it is Freo or GC. I must say I am so proud of the girls who showed guts to come back the way they did.

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5 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

My guess is North Melbourne who we beat by 2 points in Round 1 coming from behind.

It's definitely the winner of the Freo v Suns match

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Newman's pressure and tackling were excellent in that last quarter. A lot of kudos for the comeback should be awarded to her.

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'True Boot' Lill was great all day.  Grit, courage and a never say die attitude .......  oh, and a celebration to bring a tear to an old fart's eye.

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Looks like we are playing Freo

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Finally finished watching the game.  GWS played much better for the majority of the game, really hunted the ball.  But a great last quarter of attacking footy got us the win.  Pearce said after the game they were swathing between two types of play, defensive and offensive and never settled on one until the last quarter.  Hopefully they sort that out for next week in their mind and team strategy. 

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Watched the whole game. They controlled the game for 3 quarters until we just came alive in the last. 

Nothing but a brilliant and gallant effort by the girls! Mithen and Tex Perkins kicked crucial clutch goals.

The roar from the girls when Mithen kicked that goal in the last was simply amazing to hear! Well done girls!!

Oh, and Nigel Carmody is a bloody good commentator! He [censored] all over the likes of Basil and Hamish.

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Really great gutsy win. Insightful comment by Daisy post match when she said they couldn’t make up their minds about being offensive or defensive until the last quarter when they had no choice. A lesson learnt hopefully. I think that could be ssid about much of the season.Hopefully it will be all out attack in the semi. By the way isn’t Harriet Cordner a smart footballer. Does some really clever things when it comes to the crunch...

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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

There’s a nice little clip of the boys watching the last seconds of the game. Having trouble posting it, it’s definitely worth a look if you haven’t seen it.

I'll give it a go because it's a great example of our "one club" spirit. This kind of thing is so important to a strong culture and we all need to support each other, especially at the moment.

Also we must identify the player who said "she won't make the distance" so Lily can tell them what for! Just kidding, it was a tough kick and I'm sure few were confident!

 

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As for the game, well, wow. We didn't give the greatest account of ourselves in the first three and a half quarters, looking very disjointed up forward and loose in defense (Missing Lampard and Downie, plus the speed of the Irish).

But what we did have is the one thing this team has had in spades since day 1. They never give up. It doesn't always come off, often they leave it too late or shoot themselves in the foot with conversion. But they just keep going. That's what I want above all else in a footy team so even if we got lucky, I was very proud.

Perko - let's keep her, Daisy - immense, Scott's marking and second efforts kept us in it. O'Dea (Junior) was just willing us over the line and you could see on the bench after Lily's goal that she knew it wasn't over yet - focused. Newman worked hard and played selflessly. Heath and L.Pearce did well to last the distance on their return and were important. Obligatory mention of Paxman, of course. Hore found ways to get involved despite being well held at times. Cordner made some mistakes but also had some important touches.

Special mention to Sherriff who's quietly gone about a great debut season- I've wanted to mention her every week but keeps slipping from mind!

My favourite part of the game review? Injuries: Nil.

Shout out to (just some!) of the injured at home and to McEvoy and Goldie who were probably stuck in an airport somewhere on the way home to Ireland.

 

Petrevski, a debut to remember. Hopefully her cousin can celebrate similarly tomorrow!

 

Next week? Let's just get through tomorrow. And then Monday. It's a long time away.

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2 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

I'll give it a go because it's a great example of our "one club" spirit. This kind of thing is so important to a strong culture and we all need to support each other, especially at the moment.

Also we must identify the player who said "she won't make the distance" so Lily can tell them what for! Just kidding, it was a tough kick and I'm sure few were confident!

 

That’s truly excellent. Love the one club mentality and the old ‘bleeds red and blue’ cliche sits well with James Harmes. 

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When and where are we playing next week?

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8 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

Also we must identify the player who said "she won't make the distance" so Lily can tell them what for! 

Clarry i thought

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Perkins virtually won the game for the Demons.  When we were still 2 goals down, she was the one rucking and burrowing in and tackling to keep the ball in the forward line, while unfortunately, others stood around and watched. 

Birch was the saviour in the backline, and I really fear what a high scoring side like Freo will do to us, with McEvoy and Goldrick not around to help her out.  There were a couple of GWS goals that simply would not have happened should Goldrick in particular have been playing.

 

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