Two on the trot: Crows flex muscles against Roos as premiership quest rolls on

ADELAIDE ace Ashleigh Woodland's dynamic form has continued, booting four goals in a 13-point win against North Melbourne.

A week after kicking four majors in the season-opener, Woodland was again dominant in Adelaide's 5.7 (37) to 3.6 (24) triumph at Norwood Oval on Sunday.

Woodland combined well with Stevie-Lee Thompson (15 disposals, one goal) in attack while teammates Anne Hatchard (29 disposals) and Erin Phillips (23 touches) were outstanding.

The Crows have now banked consecutive wins to start the season, though captain Chelsea Randall was put on ice midway throughway the final quarter when injuring her right knee.

AFLW Match Highlights: Adelaide v North Melbourne

05:24 Jan 16. 2022. 5:07 PM

The Crows and Kangaroos clash in round two of the NAB AFL Women's Competition

The Roos have one win and one loss so far in 2022, despite the best efforts of midfielders Ashleigh Riddell and Emma Kearney.

Riddell, who tied the league disposal record of 35 touches in round one, collected 27 possessions against Adelaide while the influential Kearney gathered 23.

CROWS v KANGAROOS Full match coverage and stats

The Roos trailed by just seven points with three minutes remaining before Woodland capped her remarkable match by scoring the sealer.

Woodland kicked the sole goal of a frenetic opening term, pouncing on a loose Kangaroos handball and converting a classy snap over her left shoulder.

Wooodland wonder to open exciting affair

00:41 Jan 16. 2022. 3:31 PM

Ash Woodland picks up where she left off last week, snaring the first major of the game with this crafty snap

Adelaide led 1.1 to 0.2 at quarter-time and skipped clear early in the second term with two goals inside two minutes.

Woodland featured in both: she booted her second major after showing astute judgement to mark a high ball.

And just 90 seconds later, Woodland was involved in the chain of play which resulted in Thompson converting a set-shot from 20 metres.

Thompson's strike gave the Crows a 17-point advantage but the Kangaroos responded to the threat with their first major after Sophie Abbatangelo marked and goaled from 30 metres out.

Abbatangelo stems flow with strong combo

00:44 Jan 16. 2022. 3:57 PM

Sophie Abbatangelo produces a timely mark and goal for the Roos

Adelaide, with its dual AFLW best and fairest winner Phillips collecting 14 touches - one shy of North's Riddell - held a 3.3 to 1.3 halftime lead.

And Woodland extended that lead to 19 points early in the third quarter with her third goal coming after a strong mark when holding front position against North's Jasmine Ferguson.

The Kangaroos then rallied, with an Ellie Gavalas goal in the 13th minute helping to reduce Adelaide's advantage to 4.4 to 2.5 at three quarter-time.

And after a 14-minute scoring stalemate in the final quarter, the visitors had a sniff of an upset when Jasmine Garner goaled - only for Adelaide's standout Woodland to reply two minutes later to settle the result.

Woodland wizardry with another fantastic four

02:19 Jan 16. 2022. 5:05 PM

Ash Woodland continues her hot start to the season, with another stellar tally of four goals for the second consecutive week

ADELAIDE                         1.1    3.3    4.4.   5.7    (37)
NORTH MELBOURNE       0.2    1.3    2.5.   3.6    (24)

Adelaide: Woodland 4, Thompson
North Melbourne: Abbatangelo, Gavalas, Garner

Adelaide:  Hatchard, Phillips, Thompson, Woodland
North Melbourne: Riddell, Gavalas, Kearney, Garner

Adelaide: Randall (knee)
North Melbourne: Nil

Adelaide:  Nil
North Melbourne: Nil

Reports: Nil

Crowd: 2,221 at Norwood Oval 

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