Reserves wrap: VFLW Round 3 2022

ANOTHER weekend, another round of VFLW action for fans to enjoy. With plenty of AFLW stars across the various games trying to prove themselves and get back into their AFLW sides, let’s take a look at how they all went.

Although there were no Tigers suiting up for Port Melbourne on the weekend, there were certainly plenty of AFLW Cats that lined up for their VFLW side against the Borough.

Claudia Gunjaca had a great game, registering 18 touches, four marks and four tackles, while Georgia Clarke had 14 touches, two marks and two tackles. Carly Remmos and Stephanie Williams had quieter games though. Remmos had seven touches and a mark and a tackle, while Williams only had five touches, three tackles and a clearance.

Rene Caris had 12 touches, six marks, three clearances and 11 hitouts, while Olivia Fuller had 11 touches, five tackles, two clearances, and nine hit outs. Danielle Higgins had 13 touches, a mark and four tackles, while Zali Friswell had 11 disposals, two marks, six tackles and a clearance.

There were plenty of AFLW stars out at Casey Fields on Saturday afternoon as the Dees comfortably defeated North Melbourne.

Megan Fitzsimon certainly proved why she was stiff to miss out on senior selection, finishing with 19 touches, three marks, three tackles, five clearances and a goal. Before she was knocked out in a tackle and had to be stretchered off, Maeve Chaplin had 12 touches, three marks and six tackles. Lauren Magee had 13 touches, five tackles and a clearance, Alison Brown had 14 touches and five tackles while Brenna Tarrant had 18 touches, six tackles and a goal.

Meanwhile for the Kangaroos, Alexia Hamilton was arguably best on ground for her side, kicking a goal, while also registering 16 touches, six marks, five tackles, eight hitouts and two clearances. Daisy Bateman was also very good in the loss, finishing with 20 touches, four marks, four tackles and a clearance.

Brittany Gibson had a quieter game, finishing with seven touches, two marks, a tackle and a hitout. Perri King had 10 touches, two marks, three clearances and a whopping 12 tackles, while Ella Maurer had 18 touches, a mark, five tackles and five clearances.

In Collingwood’s win over Williamstown, Ebony O’Dea had plenty of the ball, finishing with 17 touches, and seven tackles. Bella Smith got plenty of first use of the ball out of the ruck, with 24 hitouts to go with her two clearances, eight disposals, three marks, tackle and goal. Imogen Barnett hit the scoreboard too, kicking three majors alongside her seven touches, mark and hit out.

There were plenty of AFLW Blues in the side as the VFLW Blues lost to the Bombers.

Lauren Brazzale finished on 18 touches, but also registered four marks and a tackle. Charlotte Hammans finished with only the eight touches though, as well as four marks and three tackles. Annie Lee finished with 14 touches, two marks, and six tackles, while Imogen Milford had only the eight touches, as well as three marks, three tackles, a hit out and a clearance.

Before getting injured, Brooke Vernon had three touches and a tackle, while Charlotte Wilson had only the eight touches, as well as two marks, two tackles, three hit outs and a clearance. Brooke Walker had 14 touches, three marks, a clearance and seven tackles.

Down at Whitten Oval, it was the Saints who got another good win on the board, this time over the Bulldogs.

For the Saints, Isabella Shannon finished with a whopping 28 touches, as well as six marks and three tackles. Alana Woodward only had the 11 touches though, but also had two marks, a clearance and a whopping eight tackles. Leah Cutting had 25 touches, three marks, five tackles, three clearances and 24 hit outs, while Tahlia Meyer had 18 touches, five tackles, two marks and a clearance.

Meanwhile for the Bulldogs. Bailey Hunt had 15 touches, five marks, seven tackles and a clearance, Hannah Scott has 16 touches, two marks, a tackle and a clearance while Amanda Ling had 18 touches, two marks, five tackles and a clearance. Jemima Woods had a quieter game, finishing with only the seven touches, two marks, four tackles and two hit outs, while Annabel Strahan had a quieter game too, with only the seven touches.

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