Betta Teams: SAFCW - Round 5 - South Adelaide vs Norwood
Panthers Prepare for Top-of-the-Table Battle
South Adelaide's senior women will look to bounce back from a Round 4 loss in their top-two clash with Norwood at Coopers Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers remain atop the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League ladder, despite dropping their first game of the season against North Adelaide, but will have their work cut out for them against the second-placed Redlegs.
South will be without rebounding defender Emily Woods, who injured her leg against the Roosters, while Anne Hatchard will be in action for the Crows later in the afternoon. Physical forwards Lucy Northcott and Bree-Anna Leibhardt have also made way at the selection table.
Fortunately, experienced defender Lisa Whiteley makes her return from an ankle injury, Mollie Mckendrick will rejoin the team after missing Round 4 with a commitment overseas and Helen Maidment returns to the side.
Meanwhile, two more South Adelaide juniors could make their SANFLW debuts, with pocket rocket Airlie Schirmer named in a forward pocket and livewire forward Mykala Walker-Murphy named on an extended bench.
Experienced tall Danielle Goding has continued to press for selection, but will also need to survive the trimming of South's extended bench, which will be shortened to four on Saturday.
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What: SAFCW Round 5 - South Adelaide vs Norwood
Where: Coopers Stadium
When: Saturday, March 3, 2:55pm
Watch: Live streamed via SANFL YouTube
2:55pm - Saturday, March 3
In: Whiteley, Mckendrick, Maidment, Goding, Schirmer, Walker-Murphy
Out: Woods (leg), Northcott (omitted), Leibhardt (omitted), Hatchard (AFLW)