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With a finals berth secure, the big task for the team is to grab a top two spot. A win today would help.

Melbourne v North Melbourne at Casey Fields, 7.10pm AEDT

MELBOURNE

B: L.Birch 9 T.Gillard 17  
HB: S.Goldrick 23 S.Lampard 8 S.Heath 30
C: K.Paxman 4 T.Hanks 5 E.McNamara 22
HF: A.Bannan 16 K.Hore 10 L.Mithen 14
F: D. Pearce - C 6 T.Harris 7
Foll: L.Pearce 15 E.Zanker 29 E.West 11
I/C: M.Gay 3 C.Sherriff 18 O.Purcell 2 J.Parry 19 S.Scott 12  
Emerg: M.Fitzsimon 24 L.Magee 26  

In: M.Gay, C.Sherriff

Out: M.Fitzsimon (Omitted), L.Magee (Omitted)

NORTH MELBOURNE

B: D.Hardiman 31 J.Ferguson 20  
HB: B.Brown 36 E.Kearney - C 9 S.Wright 17
C: K.Ashmore 10 J.Bruton 35 I.Eddey 3
HF: A.O'Loughlin 6 T.Randall 16 E.Gavalas 22
F: E.King 60 S.Abbatangelo 1
Foll: K.Rennie 26 J.Garner 25 A.Riddell 7
I/C: A.Gilroy 8 D.Bannister 2 M.King 23 A.Smith 15 N.Bresnehan 12  
Emerg: T.Craven 5 J.Duffin 27  
      

In: J.Ferguson

Out: D.Bateman (Omitted)

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North are tough opponents, they must be respected but coming off our great win v the Lions and playing at our home fortress I reckon we'll get the job done

Would like to see Kate Hore find some form

Dees by 15 

 

 

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With both teams on equal points, a win is very important for our finals prospects.  If we play like we did in the first half against Brisbane, there’s every chance we will lose.  If we can maintain our form the second half, we will win comfortably.  Tayla Harris might be the difference.  I’m backing the latter scenario.  Dees by 3 goals.

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46 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

With both teams on equal points, a win is very important for our finals prospects.  If we play like we did in the first half against Brisbane, there’s every chance we will lose.  If we can maintain our form the second half, we will win comfortably.  Tayla Harris might be the difference.  I’m backing the latter scenario.  Dees by 3 goals.
 

 

I'd reckon they'll play with an extra back to try and block out Harris' run at the ball. Hopefully they'll swing Bannon into our forward line again. She's really rising in confidence and looking really damaging.

Dare I say season defining?

Big opportunity with Adelaide v Freo and us against Norf.

Just need four quarters of our best footy. We'll  beat any team with that.

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Yes, North will be a tough opponent today, certainly a premiership contender in 2022.  Their midfield group has 2 good rucks in Emma King and Rennie plus they genuine stars in Jazzy Garner and Ash Riddell with Emma Kearney down back who is playing great footy there intercepting and setting up plays.  Bruton, Gavalas, Ashmore, Mia King and Bresnehan are all having good years and Bannister who kicked 2 goals against us last time is finally playing every game and looking dangerous.

@BDA Meggs would like to see Kate Hore find some form too.  And some others could too.  Parry has had one serviceable game all season and Ex skipper Scott has barely imposed herself this year.  A pity we dropped Megan Fitzsimon cause she has clean skills and some footy smarts but she’ll be back.  Start strong this week please.  Gay and Sherrif returning strengthens our team.

Really looking forward to this game. We are evenly matched.  Should be a cracker!  Dees by 1 point.

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Funnily enough, despite a million wins in a row, I don’t actually think we learnt to play Casey that well. Just a bit better than the opposition. There is an opportunity here. 
I am in furious agreement with @Meggs and @BDA it would be a handy time for Hore to get back to her AA best. Zanker and Scott to play to their potential too please.
If we get an even contribution from the first bounce then we win. Oh and please let’s not concede a goal in the first two minutes like we normally do. 

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Interesting game. North are not heavy scorers so if our midfield can get an advantage we should win. Our backs usually do the job but then again I should not back the horse before it has run.

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A fair start I guess with the breeze. You'd want to be up at least two goals up.

Just a shocking ground to play at most days.

I'd be surprised if more than two goals get scored right of screen all night.

Daisy is defence this quarter may be a good thing. Will help if Emma King doesn't get back on the field.

Geez Bannon is fast. Great play at the end of the quarter.

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North have the rub of the green with umps and we’ve got the 2 vital 50’s resulting in goals. 
 

I think we should use Zanker and Purcell in tandem on Garner and free Hanks up to see if we can get some clearance wins. 

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