VFLW teams gear up for huge Round 3

IT has been an intriguing season of VFLW so far this season. In perhaps a sign of the evenness of the competition, there are not very many undefeated sides and not very many winless sides. Here is our Round 3 preview of all six games.

Darebin vs Hawthorn
11am Tomorrow
La Trobe Uni

Both these sides have had very similar seasons so far, which would have been considered quite surprising if someone had said that preseason. They both had great wins in round one, but came crashing back down to earth last week, comfortably defeated by the Dees and Cats respectively. Now that we have seen both sides to these sides, this weekend should tell us where these two sides are really at.

Geelong vs Port Melbourne
11am Tomorrow
Deakin Uni, Geelong

Geelong are really making the most of the stretch of home games at the moment, comfortably disposing of the Blues and Hawks so far this season. Port on the other hand had a less than ideal start to its season, and will certainly be looking to finally get on the winners list this weekend.

Watching the Borough at the moment, one cannot help but feel like they have so much more to give, and could certainly be up at the level they were this time last season if they had the likes of skippers Claire Dyett and Melissa Kuys in the side.

Geelong on the other hand is proving why the Cats made the Grand Final last year, and will probably go into this encounter as favourites.

Casey vs North Melbourne
1pm Tomorrow
Casey Fields

Before their respective AFLW sides clash only hours later, these two sides meet in what should be a straight forward clash. The Dees are undefeated thus far this season, and with the home ground advantage should take this clash out. North on the other hand really took it up to the Pies last week, but ultimately do remain winless at the moment.

Expect North to take it up to the Dees, but the unpredictable nature of Casey Fields and its wind will certainly play to the Dees favour.

Western Bulldogs vs Southern Saints
9:45am Sunday
Whitten Oval

This is another one that should have a pretty straightforward outcome. Although the Saints did have a slip up last week against Carlton, they did beat the Pies in Round 1 in pretty impressive fashion. The Bulldogs on the other hand have had an awful start to the season. They have only kicked one goal in two matches and in general have just been outclassed by both the Bombers and Seagulls.

Collingwood vs Williamstown
9:45am Sunday
Victoria Park

This clash is arguably the most intriguing one of the lot this weekend. From the outside, Collingwood does not seem to be the invincible side this season of years gone by. The Pies lost to the Saints in Round 1 before being challenged by North, but ultimately getting the job done last week.

Williamstown on the other hand, had quite the fade out against the Falcons before recording a good win against the Bulldogs last week. This will be quite the challenge for the Seagulls, but will also give us a good indication as to where they are really at this season.

Carlton vs Essendon
2pm Sunday
Ikon Park

Now if there was an award for toughest task in the VFLW this weekend, it would go to the Blues, because they have to face an Essendon side who is fast becoming the new Collingwood.

Essendon’s side is just stacked. A midfield partnership of Georgia Nanscawen Jordan Zanchetta, feeding it into a forward line consisting of Mia-Rae CliffordRenee TierneyNatalie MacDonaldCecilia McIntosh and others means that Carlton certainly has its hands full this weekend.

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