Woomeras go down fighting in AFL national girl championships

NSW/ACT has started its Youth Girls National Championship campaign with an impressive victory over the Woomeras in Pool B.

Nine goals between key forwards Kate Stanton and Jordyn Joliffe ensured NSW/ACT was too strong for the Woomeras, despite the latter’s defiant second half.

After jumping to an early advantage with the wind at their backs, NSW gained control and were able to maintain their advantage throughout.

Ace midfielder Alyce Parker played the quarterback role to perfection, setting her teammates up with class and precision. Angela Priftis also shone, providing plenty of run off half back and giving her forward targets countless opportunities to hit the score board.

After failing to capitalise with the aid of the wind in the second quarter, the Woomeras put together their best football in the third, fighting tooth and nail to stop NSW in its tracks.

Ruby Riley in the middle, and Felisha Swan at full-back were sensational for the Woomeras, who lost no fans for their refusal to give in. But ultimately NSW proved too strong and pushed their case for favouritism in the hotly contested Pool B with a 107 point victory.

NSW 17.5 (107) defeated Wommeras 0.0 (0)

NSW: K Stanton (5), J Joliffe (4), B Miller-Hill, Arndt (2), H Stewart (1) J Stramandinoli (1) Z Allen(1)
NSW: A Parker, K Stanton, A Priftis, G Breward, E McKinnon, M Vella.
Woomeras: R Riley, F Swan, M Yarran, A Phineeasa, M Karadada, M Morris.

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