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Our performance against St Kilda last year was every bit as bad as what we've delivered over the past two weeks.

We are going to need to play significantly better to win this week. If we don't, we'll be playing for draft picks over the final three rounds.

Sadly, other than Downie, there really isn't any talent to come back into the team.

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No Goldie this week due to a hamstring and McEvoy has been dropped.  Speccie Magee is back along with Brenna Tarrant who both played well in the VFLW.

It will be a tough assignment against the Saints.  

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As an aside, former Dee Harriet Cordner, is really playing well for Richmond.  A pity, as we are short of good defenders.  I don’t know why she left.

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Well I will head down and have a look. Lose this and we are gone. Pity about Goldrick.

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Good start by the women. 

Great that Daisy Pearce is playing in the forward line.

Not converting enough given our domination of inside 50's. 

St. Kilda has no inside 50's

First quarter  2. 2. 14 to 0. 0. 0

Playing well:  Zanker, Gay, Pearce,  Mcnamara, Hanks 

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Better but the handball habit is hard to shake. Daisy experiment going much better than i thought it would. Zanker in the thick of it, Gay is clean and composed and Hanks having a dip as usual.

St Kilda are very poor. We should be able see it through from here.

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Second quarter: 

4. 3. 27   To  1. 3. 9 

Saints bit more in it this quarter.

A few errors and poor decisions let them hold the ball in there half.

Kicked a goal against the run of play, which helped.

Backline held up with Colvin, Birch and Heath.

We moved the ball well by hand a couple of times, going end to end.

We're attempting to use possession football with some 20 meter kicks. Sometimes resulting in turnovers. 

Saints were kicking long. They won a few more clearances that quarter.

Zanker and Hanks doing well, as is Lauren Pearce 

 

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3rd quarter, the lights are on. 

7. 6. 48  To 1. 3. 9

What a difference scoring goals, makes.

Playing with confidence and controlling the game.

The midfielders are working well as a pack. Running, tackling, using the ball.

Much better efficiency than last week

 

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Good win but the Saints are not great. 

great to see Daisy play so well at CHF. Hanks is a beauty too

still not in finals. Celebrate ladies but three much tougher games coming up

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Final quarter

9. 12. 66   To   3. 4. 22

Start of the quarter was played  in our forward half, the last 10 minutes the saints got a run on.

We started to miss some easy goals.

Zanker, L Pearce, Hore,  Daisy,  Hanks, Mcnamara, Colvin, Lampard, Heath, Sherriff, Parry, Scott, played well.

Tarrant did enough. Mcgee, better than first game though faded and her kicking style needs work.

A good win.   

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We got better the more the game went but St Kilda were poor. At least we threw some moves around with the forward line having Pearce, Paxman and Gay rotating through there. Hore was quite good in the middle as well.  Hanks is very quickly becoming my star. The 3 talls of Pearce, Cunningham and Zanker playes well. Zankers best game for the season.

Again though we tend to handball and short kick it too much. There were some horrible decisions made out there both by foot and hand. Against a poorly skillled side it worked enough but do it against our next three opponents and we will get towelled up. Just look back to the filth game to see why.

Our backline was inexperienced as well and this may be more of a problem next week. The crows are no slouches. 

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Lily Mithen is an almost star.

She is quick, her disposal are thoughtful.

Why does she seem to run into the opposition?

I'd like to see her move into space and not congestion when she wins the ball. She goes a bit straight line. Needs some lateral and backward movement or some tricks and baulks, shimmy's, tight turns.

I wish she hated getting tackled and becomes untouchable.

Needs also to push off, or off step her opponent. They regularly seem to be right on her tail.

Love that she gets to the ball first and is tough.

 

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Great win by the girls should have put the pedal to the metal but didn't in the last quarter. Lauren Pearce is a gun best ruckman in the league. Daisy Pearce seems more suited to the forward line than backline. Zanker on fire. The last 3 games are in our hands if we make the finals we have earned it.

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16 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

The last 3 games are in our hands if we make the finals we have earned it.

We are playing top teams.

Wins against them, may open up the ladder for us, give us confidence going into finals (hope we make it) and improve our standard of play.

Adelaide at Casey, Freo in WA and Brisbane at Casey. 

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