SAFCW Match Report - Round 3 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
SAFCW Match Report
South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 3 - City Mazda Stadium - 16/02/18
Goals: Mckendrick 2, Rowe, Munyard, Davison
Best: Gore, Mark, Hammond, J. Smith, Harvey, Rowe
South Adelaide's senior women have extended their winning start to the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League after recording a wire-to-wire victory over West Adelaide on Friday night.
The Panthers held the Bloods scoreless in the first half and again only conceded a solitary goal on their way to a 5.5 (35) to 1.5 (11) win at City Mazda Stadium.
Both teams entered the round undefeated, but following Friday's result South Adelaide now sit clear atop the standings with three wins from three games.
South Adelaide opened the scoring in the first term thanks to an accurate finish from Elisabeth Davison, before laying the foundation for a comfortable win in the second term.
Mollie Mckendrick was an imposing figure up forward, taking several strong marks and slotting two set shots in the second quarter to set up a 25-point margin heading into the major break.
West Adelaide scrapped hard in the third stanza, holding the Panthers goalless and hitting the scoreboard through Rachelle Martin after peppering four behinds through the northern goals.
However, South's defence again stood strong, as was evident in their rebounding 18 of West's 19 forward 50 entries throughout the match.
Round 1 Powerade Break Player nominee, Hannah Munyard put the finishing touches on the game in the final term, capping a smooth piece of team play with a goal on the run midway through the term.
AFL Academy member, Nikki Gore was in magnificent touch in her second game for the season.
The 17-year-old gathered a team high 17 touches, clunked seven marks and layed six tackles as she made her presence felt around the stoppages.
The Panthers miserly defence was led by the hardened play of Nicole Mark and speed and rebound of Cheyenne Hammond and Jaslynne Smith.
Up forward, skipper Kristi Harvey's (15 touches, seven inside 50s) link up play was also important, while Jorja Rowe made the most of her eight disposals, kicking 1.2.
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