GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs: AFLW live scores, blog

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    Match result:

    The Western Bulldogs have avoided the AFLW spoon, winning their second and last game of the season against the GWS Giants.

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    Final score
    GWS Giants 3.2.20
    Western Bulldogs 7.10.52

    Match preview:

    For two teams whose squads promised so much for the inaugural AFLW competition, only pride is on the line for the final game of the season. The GWS Giants host the Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval – join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting at 7:10pm AEDT.

    In fact the loser of the match will take the unwanted title as AFLW’s first ever wooden-spooners.

    Clearly, the absence of marquee Katie Brennan for the majority of the season has hurt the Dogs, and they’ve struggled to consistently get on the scoreboard as a result.

    After being one of the first AFLW clubs, a last placed finish would really hurt the Dogs, and they’ll be trying everything in their power to ensure that doesn’t happen.

    However the Giants can’t afford to lay down either.

    With the success of the AFL men’s side and now the success of the netball side, the Giants’ AFLW won’t want to become the weak chink the in the Greater Western Sydney armour.

    Phoebe McWilliams played a lone hand up forward last weekend for the Giants and with six goals, is her side’s leading goal-kicker by some margin.

    With a Grand Final berth out of the equation, both coaches will throw caution to the wind and try a few things in a bid to play the quality footy that has eluded these sides all season.

    The Doggies should have too much depth through the middle through Blackburn, Kearney and Lambert, and should win by 15 points.

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    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:55pm | ! Report

      As we congratulate the women of the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs on their first season of AFLW, I thank you for joining us for tonight’s live blog, brought to you by The Roar.

      For me, I’m switching over to the cricket. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:53pm | ! Report

      Ellie Blackburn finished with 25 disposals, six marks one goal and three behinds.
      Clearly the best on ground, even if just for her second half, but that’s where the game was won.

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:51pm | ! Report

      GWS 3.2.20 defeated by Western Bulldogs 7.10.52

      A remarkable icing on the cake for a good win, as Ellie Blackburn slams through a major from 50m out!
      The siren sounds and the final difference is 32 points.

      It leaves the Giants languishing at the bottom of the ladder.

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:47pm | ! Report

      The pressure in this contest is as high now as it was at the start of the match. No easy kicks anywhere.

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:42pm | ! Report


      All class from the prolific Emma Swanson. She took the mark but didn’t panic, and spotted up a teammate.

      Phoebe McWilliams led perfectly and kicked just as good. That’s her seventh goal of the season, the most for GWS.

      GWS 20 – WB 45

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:40pm | ! Report


      The Western Bulldogs all over the Giants now. Hannah Scott kicked maybe the best goal of the night, weaving out of traffic 50 from home, she got her kick off from about 45m and it was dead-straight.

      Susan Alberti would be delighted with this performance.

      GWS 14 – WB 45

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:36pm | ! Report


      That might be the sealer! A half chance created by great pressure from Kearney, she got the ball to Kirsten McLeod, who with plenty of time snapped truly.

      GWS 14 – WB 38

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:35pm | ! Report

      Bailey got the ball right on the forward 50 for the Dogs, and she handed it off to Blackburn. Blackburn burnt her opponent but missed to the right.

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:32pm | ! Report

      One quarter to go. Giants need (at least) three goals to avoid the wooden spoon. What can they produce?

    • Roar Pro

      Josh said | 8:25pm | ! Report

      GWS 2.2.14 trail 4.6.30

      Just one quarter of footy left for both these teams. Doggies have the upper hand and don’t look like giving it up.

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