The SANFLW Team of the Week (Round Two)
A week is a long time in football and round two of the SANFLW gave us plenty more to think about.
Can Glenelg bounce back? Will the Eagles win a game? Where exactly do Central’s sit?
While we cannot answer these questions just yet, we can at least show you the round’s best performers in this week’s edition of the SANFLW Team of the Week.
As with our round one team; all these players have been judged purely on their round two performance, so previous accolades are not considered. Also, unlike our other lists, if an AFLW listed player is playing during that round, they are eligible to be named in our Team of the Week.
And although we tried match our team sheet with the positions that these players were named in for their respective clubs, some players are still slightly out of position.
If you want more in-depth information on the match results, visit our SANFLW Round Two Recap.
So, for the second time this year, here is the SANFLW Team of the Week for round two.
Coach: Krissie Steen Captain: Rachelle Martin Vice-Captain: Teah Charlton
Round two saw three games decided by over five goals, and these three sides performances have been reflected in this round’s SANFLW Team of the Week. With North Adelaide, South Adelaide and West Adelaide all enjoying comfortable victories.
However, as with the previous week, each club is represented by at least one player. Likewise, the side also contains three emergencies which can be considered as honourable mentions.
Compared to last week, only three players have kept their spot in the side; Hannah Prenzler, Melanie Elsegood and Matilda Zander. Although Jaimi Tabb and Kiana Lee have also spent a week on the side and as a part of the emergencies.
And due to North Adelaide’s comprehensive victory, Krissie Steen has been selected as the Head Coach of this round’s Team of the Week.
As for the Captain, we have selected current West Adelaide Vice-Captain Rachelle Martin to lead this week’s side and as for the Vice-Captain, we have selected South Adelaide leadership group member, Teah Charlton.
Scroll down to see a break down of every player named in this round’s Team of the Week.
Kiana Lee (Woodville – West Torrens)
Kiana Lee was certainly the Eagle’s most dangerous forward during their agonisingly close loss on Friday night. Kiana booted three goals before halftime, while she also ended up finishing with nine disposals, four tackles and three contested marks in what is another great performance by the young key forward.
Ashleigh Woodland (North Adelaide) Ashleigh Woodland certainly made herself known during round two, finishing with four goals and two behinds. It was just an impressive outing overall for her, as she also collected 19 disposals, five marks and three tackles. Easily one of the most impressive individual performances of round two.
Jess Kirk (South Adelaide)
Easily the Panthers most dangerous forward during Friday night’s 34-point win, Jess had a total of five kicks during the game which went for three goals and two behinds. She was very unlucky not to have gotten a fourth goal, as one of her shots hit the post. Goals aside, Jess also showed some great forward pressure and she has also continued her attempts at mark of the year.
Half Forward Flank
Matilda Zander (Norwood)
One of only three players on this side that were a part of the round one Team of the Week, Matilda Zander continued her impressive start to 2020. She finished with a strong 16 disposals, two tackles and two clearances. She also managed to collect four inside 50s and three rebound 50s during their one-point win.
Centre Half Forward
Melanie Elsegood (West Adelaide) Melanie Elsegood had another strong performance during round two, as she booted half of Westies goals. It seemed as if whenever she kicked, it was gold, as three out of her four kicks were goals. She was also dangerous in the air, finishing with two contested marks.
Half Forward Flank
Mattea Breed (Norwood)
One of Norwood’s new recruits, Mattea Breed was on fire during their nail-biting win on Friday night. All up, this second gamer collected a game high 21 disposals as well as five tackles and four clearances. She also created plenty of chances for her side, as the young gun managed six inside 50s during the match.
Tahlia Meyer (South Adelaide)
Tahlia Meyer easily played her best game in the blue and white thus far this season, finishing with 21 disposals, three marks and three tackles. What makes her stand out most though is her quick pace and willingness to take the game on. She even showcased her speed during the game, as she took off through the midfield before finishing it off nicely with a goal.
Lauren Daniel (North Adelaide) With a game high 23 disposals and an equal game high seven tackles, Lauren Daniel was on fire during round two. Along with these stats, she also managed to boot one goal and collect six clearances during North Adelaide’s comfortable round two victory.
Zoe Greer (West Adelaide) Zoe Greer had an outstanding performance during West’s round two win over Glenelg. As she managed to collect 18 disposals and eight clearances as well as a remarkable 12 tackles. She also very nearly added to her goal tally, but only ended up finishing with two behinds.
Half Back Flank
Sophie Armitstead (Norwood) With 17 disposals and five tackles, Norwood’s Sophie Armitstead was one of the stand outs during their close win on Friday night. Her great performance also saw her collect three clearances and three inside 50s in what was a promising sign for the rest of her season.
Centre Half back
Amber Ward (North Adelaide)
Another familiar name from North Adelaide, Amber Ward was impressive during North’s comprehensive round two win. Finishing with 16 disposals, five marks and five tackles, this young gun is certainly making herself known and could potentially be an AFLW draftee if she can keep it up.
Half Back Flank
Lauren Gauci (North Adelaide)
Another stand out during North’s huge win was Lauren Gauci. In total, she collected an outstanding 21 disposals, six marks and two clearances. It takes a lot to stand out during such a big win and Lauren’s performance is certainly something.
Kimberley Fry (Central District)
As the only Bulldog to make the Team of the Week for this round, the young gun defender Kimberley Fry had her work cut out for her against North’s big guns. In total she finished with eight disposals, two tackles and a strong four rebound 50s.
Hannah Prenzler (Sturt) As one of only three players that have been a part of both the Team of the Weeks thus far, Hannah Prenzler had a lot to deal with during her side’s 34-point loss on Friday night. In fact, she was one of the highlights for the Double Blues, as she finished with 15 disposals and three tackles as well as a game high six marks.
Tesharna Maher (Woodville – West Torrens) While the Eagles didn’t get the win, there was plenty of positives for the side and one of these positives was the performance of one of their youngsters, Tesharna Maher. In total, the young gun collected 12 disposals, two tackles and four rebound 50s.
Leah Cutting (Norwood)
Another familiar name for Norwood made this round’s Team of the Week, with Leah Cutting finishing with 13 disposals, two marks and 23 hit outs. Leah also led the way with a team high six tackles during Friday night’s clash. It is easy to see why she is labelled one of the best rucks in the competition currently.
Rachelle Martin (West Adelaide) West Adelaide’s Rachelle Martin has been named as the Captain of this round’s Team of the Week and for good reason, as she collected an impressive 21 disposals, four tackles and five clearances during the Bloods big win. She also almost added some goals to this already remarkable performance, but only managed three behinds.
Teah Charlton (South Adelaide) One of the best young players in the competition and this week’s team Vice-Captain, Teah Charlton was everywhere during Friday night’s match. In total, Teah collected a game high 24 disposals as well as five tackles and four clearances. It was simply just another great performance by a great player.
Emma Smith (West Adelaide) This West Adelaide young gun had an overall strong performance during the Bloods win on Friday night. In total, Emma collected 15 disposals, four marks and an outstanding ten tackles. As West continue their run towards finals, Emma will surely continue to play a big part.
Chelsea Packer (Glenelg)
As the only Glenelg player to make this round’s Team of the Week, Chelsea Packer played pretty well despite the result. All up, this talented Tiger finished with a team high 17 disposals as well as six tackles and three rebound 50s.
Courtney Barry (South Adelaide) Playing in just her second game of SANFLW football, Courtney Barry was one of the stand out’s during the Panthers win. In total, she finished with 20 disposals and nine clearances as well as a team high ten tackles. This performance is rather remarkable considering that this is just her second game at this level.
Jo Hill (Norwood) The final spot on the side goes to Norwood’s most dangerous target up-forward, with Jo Hill booting three of Norwood’s four goals on Friday night. She also made her presence felt in the air, finishing with two contested marks.
Tahlita Buethke (South Adelaide) A product of the McLaren Football Club, young Tahlita Buethke made a strong impression during her debut game on Friday night. As she finished the match with 15 disposals, five tackles and two clearances. Add to this, the fact that she also collected an equal team high of three marks, and it explains why she was named amongst the best players. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from the local product.
Jami Tabb (Woodville - West Torrens)
Jaimi Tabb is continuing her push to get a call up from the Crows, as the young gun finished with a team high 16 disposals as well as ten tackles and six inside 50s. She is easily one of the Eagles most consistent and reliable performers, which certainly explains why the Adelaide Crows drafted her.
Hannah Ewings (North Adelaide)
Hannah Ewings was impressive during Norths round two win. Finishing with a total of 17 disposals, five marks and a goal. She also created plenty of chances up-forward for her side, as she also managed nine inside 50s.
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