AFLW Debut season watch: Round 3 Season 7

THE AFLW Debut season focus is back for season 7, where we take a look at some of the better player performances from those who make their debut in this year.

At Ikon Park on Friday night the Bulldogs overcame the Dockers, and young star Rylie Wilcox played a major role. In a Rising star nomination worthy performance, she finished with 11 touches and kicked a major.

Teammate Heidi Woodley did not see the ball as much, but did lay three tackles in the win to go with her nine disposals and a mark.

Meanwhile for the Dockers, Megan Kauffman finished with 10 touches, two tackles and a goal, while Madeleine Scanlon finished with 11 touches and a mark.

Over in Adelaide the next day, Taylah Gatt’s (12 disposals, two marks and a tackle) Kangaroos could not quite get over the line against the Crows. Meanwhile Vikki Wall did not see as much of the ball as Gatt did, but she did kick her first goal of her AFLW career.

Up at the SCG on Saturday it was the inaugural AFLW Sydney Derby, with GWS getting the chocolates and their first win of the season.

For the Giants Madison Brazendale (18 touches, four tackles, a mark and a behind) had another great game, while Meghan Gaffney (10 touches, four tackles) and Zarlie Goldsworthy (nine touches, four tackles, two marks, two goals and three behinds) both had excellent debuts.

Cambridge McCormack on the other hand finished with 11 touches, a mark, four hit outs and three tackles.

Meanwhile for the Swans, Molly Eastman finished with 15 touches, four tackles and two marks, while Cynthia Hamilton finished with 12 touches, three tackles and two marks.

Paige Sheppard and Lauren Szigeti both finished with 11 touches, while Sheppard also had two marks and two tackles and Szigeti also had three tackles and two behinds.

The beginning of Sunday’s action saw the first draw of the season, over at Ikon Park between Carlton and Port Adelaide.

For the Blues the two Keeley’s Sherar (11 touches, two tackles) and Skepper (14 touches, four marks, three tackles) both saw plenty of the ball.

Meanwhile for the Power Olivia Levicki did not get too many disposals, but did play a big role in the ruck and did kick a major.

Jade De Melo did not get too many touches either but did put two majors on the board, while Hannah Ewings earned herself a Rising Star nomination for her 21-disposal performance.

Abbey Dowrick (14 disposals, three tackles and a mark) and Yasmin Duursma (11 touches, three tackles and a mark on debut) also had great games.  

Over at Moorabbin, despite her team going down, Hannah Stuart still saw plenty of the ball, finishing with 12 touches, two tackles, a mark and a behind.

Over at the Swinburne Centre, Richmond finally got a win on the board in season 7, and Eilish Sheerin was a big part in that, finishing with 20 touches, three marks, three tackles and a behind.

Meanwhile for the vanquished Hawks, Charlotte Baskaran finished with 13 touches, five tackles and a stellar goal, while Catherine Brown finished with 10 touches and three tackles.

Jasmine Fleming and Sophie Locke both finished with 12 touches and two tackles, while Isabelle Porter finished with 10 touches and three tackles.

Tamara Smith finished with 13 touches and five tackles, while Lucy Wales shouldered much of Hawthorn’s ruck load but still finished with 13 touches and a whopping seven tackles to go with her 20 hit outs.

The round closed out west, with Essendon making a statement in their win over West Coast.

For the victorious Bombers Stephanie Wales had a stellar game, finishing with 10 hit outs and three goals.

Paige Scott also kicked three majors, while Amber Clarke finished with 16 touches.

Meanwhile for the Eagles Ella Roberts had another stellar game, finishing with 17 touches, four marks, two tackles and even did some pinch hitting in the ruck.

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