AFLW Friday Talking Points: Round 10

GWS GIANTS prevailed over Geelong by 18 points in the last round of the AFL Women’s season, with the former sending off 2022 on a high.

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In one last final outing for both sides, it was the GWS GIANTS who prevailed over Geelong by 18 points.

After Geelong were the better side in the first half, the momentum switched in the second half and the Giants overpowered the Cats to take the win 8.5 (53) to 5.5 (35)


The future for both sides is bright

Despite the frustrating season that both sides have had this season, the youth of both sides really stood up last night and showed signs of a bright future.

For GWS it was Georgia Garnett and Jessica Doyle in particular who really stood up, while for the Cats Georgie Prespakis, Amy McDonald and Chloe Scheer were all really good in the loss.

The tale of two halves

As previously mentioned, Geelong was the better side in the first half. The Cats were dominate right across the board, and were clearly the superior side.

Then, the momentum switched in the second half. The GIANTS clicked into gear, then they became the more dominate side. The GIANTS then overpowered the Cats to take the win.

GWS win against the odds

Not only did the GIANTS get the win tonight, but they did so without arguably three of their best midfielders, which makes the win even more remarkable.

Alyce Parker and Chloe Dalton were already missing the game, then Rebecca Beeson was also a late out pre-game.

A frustrating end to a frustrating season for Geelong

Last night’s game was a nice analogy to describe Geelong’s entire season. The Cats were good early, but faded away late and lost a game they should have won.

This mirrors Geelong’s season. After so much promise early, this season has not amounted to much and those in the Cats camp will no doubt come away from this season very frustrated with how it has transpired.

Hopefully this isn’t the last time we’ve seen the magic of Cora Staunton

Cora Staunton was once again the star up forward for GWS, booting four goals and being very dangerous up forward.

With all the talk of next season starting in August, combined with Staunton’s age, means there is a chance this may have been her last outing in Giants colours. Though she has not said anything to indicate she will not be back next season, but GIANTS and AFLW fans alike will certainly be hoping this is not the last time they have seen Staunton.

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