SAFCW Match Report: Round 9 - South Adelaide vs Glenelg
SAFCW Match Report
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 9 - Hickinbotham Oval - 30/03/18
Goals: Rowe, Gum 3, Hatchard 2, Mckendrick, Haussen, Harvey, Goding
Best: Hatchard, Haussen, Rowe, Gum, Hammond, Cavouras
South Adelaide have moved one step closer to securing the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League minor premiership and automatic qualification to the Grand Final after a resounding win over Glenelg.
On a historic Good Friday triple-header, the Panthers women's played for premiership points on the same day as the men for the first time and did so in style.
South showcased their significant firepower for a second week in a row, claiming a whitewash 12.11 (83) to 0.1 (1) shellacking over the Bays.
The win sees Krissie Steen's side remain one game clear of North Adelaide in second and also with a handy seven percent buffer on the Roosters.
Anne Hatchard was the star of the afternoon.
The Crows premiership player bested her own competition benchmark, gathering 30 touches for the afternoon after setting the competition season high with 29 last weekend.
She also slotted two goals and laid nine tackles in a standout performance.
Coming off of their first win of the season, the Tigers came crashing down to earth against a ruthless Panthers outfit.
South out-possessed their coastal rivals 293 to 107 and got the ball inside their forward line 32 more times (41 - 9).
On the end of most of those forward entries was the devastating duo of Jorja Rowe and Courtney Gum, who slotted three goals a piece.
Rowe leads the Panthers goalkicking with 10 for the season, but AFLW Players' MVP Gum could have easily squared the ledger if not for some wayward kicking. She now sits a close second with eight goals from her two South Adelaide games.
Elyse Haussen was a key contributor to the Panthers winning the disposals count so convincingly with her stoppage work, collecting 22 touches and kicking a goal.
Meanwhile, the run and carry of Cheyenne Hammond (18 possessions) and Czenya Cavouras (25 disposals and 10 tackles) helped break the lines and create plenty of scoring opportunities.
All in all it was a comprehensive performance from the ladder-leading Panthers, who are now just one win away from a Grand Final berth.
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