HAWTHORN has won its way through to the Grand Final after defeating minor premiers, Collingwood. AFL Draft Central‘s Carly McClen was there to witness the action. The notes for the NT Thunder vs Geelong game will be online tomorrow.
Collingwood vs Hawthorn
#2 Chloe Molloy
Collingwood AFLW star Chloe Molloy was in impressive form, in the second quarter after being on the ground a minute and a half she kicked the first goal for the Pies to level the scores. She kicked another in the last, a 40 metre goal on the run that bounced through. It was a rare individual effort and she laid eight strong tackles.
#3 Nicole Hildebrand
Played a steady defensive role, crucial to keeping the margin within two goals. She read the ball better than her opponent and was often prepared to play on and kick long out of defence to clear her team from danger. She was crucial in holding up the momentum of the Hawks.
#4 Sarah D’Arcy
Her speed and slick ball movement was a sharp contrast to the Collingwood outfit on the day. She had 17 kicks, her work rate was high for four quarters.
#8 Brittany Bonnici
Had 12 disposals and laid seven tackles. She was gutsy and attacked hard but found it difficult to break the lines of the Hawks defence.
#1 Emma Mackie
Continued her strong form with three goals and 18 possessions. Excellent captain’s game. Her influence set the tone for the Hawks and backed it up for four quarters.
#19 Lou Wotton
She outmuscled her in-form opponent Eliza Hynes, generating more positive outcomes from stoppages.
#21 Pepa Randall
Was a dominant force in the backline. She smashed packs for the contested ball and took three good marks.
#24 Rosie Dillon
She broke through traffic to boot the first major and set the tone for the Hawks. She racked up 11 kicks, nine handballs and four tackles and consistently troubled Collingwood’s trademark defensive pressure with her pace and agility at both ends of the ground.
#28 Sarah Perkins
A real team lifter on the day. The one percenters were paramount by Perkins. Her hard chase and run-down tackle followed by an overhead mark and goal before half time really lifted the Hawks.
#32 Kim Ebb
Provided plenty of run down the wing, ran all day and created opportunities for her team and consistently troubled her opponent.
#45 Mikala Cann
A force on the half back line. She had 21 disposals and laid eight tackles for the Hawks. Kept her opponent scoreless and hardly with the ball.