The Adelaide Crows thumped Geelong by 66 points at the Adelaide Oval on a mild day in Adelaide.
It was a superior effort from the Crows, as they made light work of the Cats all day with their tough and relentless pressure.
With the 11 goals kicked by the Crows, 7 of them were kicked by individual goal scorers.Â
The Cats struggled to get any flow and momentum to impact the game.
It was a great performance down back for Cats defender Meg McDonald who kept the dangerous Stevie-Lee Thompson quiet all day.
The Crows will host Carlton at the Adelaide Oval in the AFLW Grand Final next week.Â
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It was a hot contest to start the game and the Crows had lots of inside 50s but could not make the most of their opportunities.
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Carlton pulled off a solid upset win by 36 points over a Fremantle Dockers outfit that were outclassed all game long at the Ikon Park on a hot day in Melbourne.
From the wooden spooners last year to making the AFLW Grand Final for the first time.
The Dockers had an exceptional season, but the Blues played their best game of the season so far and the Dockers could not get any flow into their usual reliable formidable game plan.Â
It was the first ever AFLW preliminary final at Ikon Park.
The Blues did not disappoint their home crowd with their stiflingÂ pressure and cleaness with their ball skills around the entire ground.
It was the walking wounded for the Dockers during the match.
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In the first quarter, the pressure was hot early with both teams bringing the heat.
Irishwoman Ailish Considine will play in her first AFLW final for the Adelaide Crows this Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Oval.
Considine says that her preparation leading up to preliminary final has been pretty much the same.
âItâs been pretty good this week so far, we had our first training session last night (Tuesday) and we will have our second one tomorrow (Thursday),â Considine said.
âItâs been pretty much the same as every other week we have prepared, same training days and the same way we do every week, because at the end of the day thatâs what it is another game and we have to do our best to hopefully win and get the result.â
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The Crows have not adapted the way they play ahead of their first match at the Adelaide Oval.
âWe are lucky the Unley Oval ...
Preliminary finals teams have been released below
Carlton Vs Fremantle, Saturday 23rd March 2:45pm at Ikon Park
The following extract is from an excellent story by Ellie Honeybone at ABC Great Southern looking in depth at the popularity of Australian Rules football in Europe, driven heavily by the uptake of the game by women across Europe.
A growing number of women and men are signing up to play Australian Rules in Europe and there are hopes a women-only league will be established in Switzerland in the next few years.
Katherine Dellar spent her childhood playing AusKick with the boys, and played Australian Rules for the Australian National University in Canberra.
When the 30-year-old moved to Switzerland 18 months ago she had no idea the sport would once again become part of her life.
"Geneva has a large expat population, a ...
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