AFLW 2023 Finals Preview: Second Preliminary Final

TODAY’s second AFL Women’s Preliminary Final is between the two sides who fell at this point last season, but who will vanquish their demons and progress through to the grand final?

  • Team
  • North Melbourne
  • Adelaide

Today at 3:05pm
Ikon Park

How They Got Here

North Melbourne come into today refreshed after a week off, while the Crows bounced back from a qualifying final loss with a big win over Sydney last week.


There is plenty of history between these two sides. They have played five times, with Adelaide having won four of those five clashes.

Key Stat Areas

Despite a decent sized gap in the inside 50 count between the sides (plus-34 in favour of the Crows) the indie 50 efficiency of both sides is essentially identical.

North Melbourne’s contested possession game is better than Adelaide’s, but it is the reverse when it comes to uncontested possessions.

Key Match Up/s

Taylah Gatt vs Niamh Kelly

Kelly is crucial to the run and carry on the outside for Adelaide, so Gatt is going to have a big job trying to keep her quiet today. The Kangaroos also need the young star to provide similar run and carry for them so a lot is resting on Gatt’s young shoulders today.

Eliza Shannon vs Eloise Jones

Jones is having a huge season, and the expectation will be that she has another big game today. This means that Shannon or whoever ends up on Jones will have a big game, needing to play in front consistently to eliminate Jones’ leading and marking ability.

Jasmine Garner vs Chelsea Randall

Two of the biggest names of their respective sides, their importance to their respective sides is much talked about. They are sure to provide an entertaining one on one battle, trying to keep their opponent quiet while also providing important clearance work for their own team.

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