Round 7 Saturday 19 February

Henson Park
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    'Noff the chain: Gun Crow creates history in clinical win over goalless Giants

    ADELAIDE has bounced back from last week's shock loss with a comfortable 40-point win over Greater Western Sydney at Henson Park on Saturday afternoon.

    But the win might have come at a cost, with superstar Erin Phillips pulling up sore halfway through the fourth quarter after a marking contest. She did not play any further part in the game with an apparent leg injury.

    The Crows were wasteful in front of goal, unnecessarily rushing and playing on at times, but ultimately outclassed the Giants 5.15 (45) to 0.5 (5) due to their dominance around the field and clean play.

    The Giants' general play wasn't quite as bad as five points suggest – they attempted to switch lanes and spread the Crows – but their delivery inside 50 was very poor, constantly picking out Adelaide's spare defender.

    AFLW Match Highlights: GWS v Adelaide

    04:50 Feb 19. 2022. 5:13 PM

    The Giants and Crows clash in round seven of the NAB AFL Women's Competition

    GWS has now kicked just 1.6 in its last two matches, playing against powerhouses Melbourne and Adelaide and coming off a COVID-19 outbreak that swept through two-thirds of the squad. Saturday's result was the Giants' lowest ever score.

    GIANTS v CROWS Full match coverage and stats

    Ebony Marinoff (22 disposals, 16 tackles) became the first AFLW player to record a career total of 1000 disposals, Eloise Jones' intercept marking and smart kicking was crucial on the wing, and Anne Hatchard (24, six marks) controlled the play around the ground.

    Marinoff reaches 1000 disposals in match-winning display

    03:08 Feb 19. 2022. 5:04 PM

    Ebony Marinoff broke the 1000 disposals barrier after a dominant outing against the Giants

    Alyce Parker (22, nine tackles) put in a Herculean solo effort against a deep, A-grade midfield, Tait Mackrill looked dangerous in attack with limited opportunities, while Alicia Eva (16, six marks) tried hard all day on the wing in the spot usually occupied by Chloe Dalton (calf).

    1000 and counting
    For a player who spent her first two seasons known almost purely as a tackling machine, Ebony Marinoff has quickly been making up for lost time. The two-time premiership Crow became the first AFLW player to reach 1000 disposals against the Giants, averaging 21 disposals and 8.5 tackles across her 48 games.

    Marinoff caps off brilliant team play with her first

    00:34 Feb 19. 2022. 4:46 PM

    Ebony Marinoff was bound to find her way in a goalscoring position and she made no mistake with this finish in the fourth

    The one that got away
    Lisa Whiteley struggled to crack into GWS' side, playing two matches over 2019 and 2020 before returning home to South Australia and Adelaide. She lined up primarily as a defender last year, but her work this year as a forward has been her best. Before this round, she was equal-third for average score involvements, and reminded the Giants of her power with a strong contested mark and goal when scoring was tough early in the game.

    Crows on the board after Whiteley's strong grab

    00:24 Feb 19. 2022. 3:41 PM

    Adelaide broke the deadlock with its first goal coming from a superb mark and finish from Lisa Whiteley

    Where will GWS' improvement come from?
    Incredibly, despite losing by 40 points, the Giants won the clearances 18-13, but it was their work around the ground and going into attack that hurt badly. They had 14 more turnovers than the Crows, lost the inside-50 count by 17 and took just two marks inside their own 50.

    Up next
    GWS has the opportunity to get back on the winners list with a Wednesday night clash against St Kilda at Blacktown, while Adelaide has a mouth-watering battle against Fremantle on Saturday at Fremantle Oval.

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY        0.0     0.2     0.3       0.5       (5)
    ADELAIDE                                      0.4     2.6     3.11     5.15     (45)

    GOALS
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil
    Adelaide: Woodland 2, Whiteley, Hatchard, Marinoff

    BEST
    Greater Western Sydney: Parker, Eva, Randall, Mackrill
    Adelaide: Marinoff, Jones, Hatchard, Ponter, Charlton, McKinnon

    INJURIES
    Greater Western Sydbney: Nil
    Adelaide: Phillips (leg)

    LATE CHANGES
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil
    Adelaide: Stevie-Lee Thompson (hamstring tightness) replaced in the selected side by Ailish Considine

    Reports: Nil

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