AFL Sydney Team of the Week - Round Nine
The AFL Sydney Women's Premier Division's home and away season has come to a close--but what a fitting last weekend of regular-season footy it was with the results seeing some late ladder changes.
The ladder-leading Wolves topped off their home and away season in style with a 9.9 (63) to 3.2 (20) win over the Pennant Hills Demons, a win which sees Manly Warringah claim this year's Minor Premiership.
Round Nine also saw North Shore lock in a finals spot after fending-off the lower-placed Sydney University in what proved to be an inaccurate clash with the final scores reading 4.7 (31) to 2.6 (18). Southern Power also locked in a valuable double-chance after defeating the Magpies in the game of the round, with just nine points separating the two finalists, 5.6 (36) to 4.3 (27).
Also claiming a valuable double-chance was the East Coast Eagles whose dominating 15.13 (103) to 2.1 (13) over UTS not only saw their percentage rise by 42 per cent, but it also saw the side jump from fourth on the ladder to second.
Perhaps the biggest talking point of the round was Macquarie University's first win of the season during what we called the "Battle for the Wooden Spoon" in which they defeated UNSW, 4.4 (36) to 2.1 (13).
With this being the last home and away game and thus our last Team of the Week for this season--Minutes with Moose would like to thank all those who helped by nominating players for our team, as well as a special thanks to our valuable source in NSW who helped make this series possible.
Scroll down to see the Round Nine team, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Sarah Ford
Vice-Captain: Holly Graham
The East Coast Eagles enjoyed the biggest win of Round Nine, and with the side amassing 28 scoring shots to just three--its no surprise that the Eagles then have the most spots in our Team of the Week with five. Following them is a quartet of clubs, with the Wolves, Power, Bombers, and Macquarie University who each have three players represented.
As for the leaders, we have selected an Eagle who booted two goals during her Best on Ground performance for her side, which is none other than Sarah Ford. Following with the two-goal theme, we have selected Manly Warringah's Holly Graham who also booted two goals during her Best on Ground performance for the Wolves.
Joining our Vice-Captain up-forward is a dangerous East Coast duo of Georgina Fowler who booted two goals during their big win, and Brenna Tarrant who kicked three. Also named at half-forward is Kyla Tracey who kicked two goals during the Southern Powers important win, and in the pocket is North Shore's second Best on Ground from the weekend, Caelah Stanley.
Joining our Captain as this week's followers is Senna Gulden from UNSW, and Macquarie University's Kaitlyn Manning. The midfield is home to a very familiar name in Emily Goodsir, while North Shore's Emily Matheson, and Sydney University's Maryanne Harley are named on the wings.
Claudia Gunjaca, the Best on Ground for UTS, finds herself at halfback alongside the ever-reliable Georgia Garnett from East Coast. Also named in defence is North Shore's Best on Ground Pippy Clegg as well as Madeleine Brown from the Demons, and Erin Todd from the Magpies.
This week's interchange is home to a duo of talented Power players in Madison Smith and Kei Luen Kelly Chan. Also named amongst the rotations is Andrea Roditis from the Wolves, and Macquarie University's Best on Ground, Elise Franco.
The final three spots in our final Team of the Week for 2020 belong to Laura Coleman from Macquarie University, Ally Dallaway from East Coast, and Inner West's Best on Ground, Eilish Sheerin.
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