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The Adelaide Crows have claimed their second AFLW premiership with a comfortable 45-point win over the Carlton Blues in the 2019 AFLW grand final.
Adelaide Crows 10.3.63
Carlton Blues 2.6.18
History will be made today as the Adelaide Crows and Carlton Blues go head-to-head to decided the third AFLW premiership. Join The Roar for live scores and a live blog of the 2019 AFLW Grand Final, starting from 1pm AEDT.
Adelaide will enter as the clear favourites to claim their second AFLW premiership today.
The side they’ve put on the park this year is probably the best ever assembled in the history of the AFLW comp, as the mature stars they acquired when the competition originally opened are now complimented by rising youngsters.
Erin Phillips still leads the way for the Crows and looks a strong chance to win the league’s best-and-fairest for the second time later this week.
Her co-captain Chelsea Randall has again been a strong contributor for the Crows this season, and they’ve also seen incredible work from Ebony Marinoff.
However a lot of the attention and focus is on Carlton after a season that has seen them rise from wooden spooner winners last year to potential premiers in 2019.
An asterisk has to be attached to that of course, and that is to note that the Blues wouldn’t have made it into the finals equation were it not for the heavily imbalanced conference system.
Last week’s dominant win over the Fremantle Dockers however will give the Blues confidence that they can compete with the better teams in the league, and they had a close one with the Crows during the home-and-away season.
The form of No.3 draft pick Madison Prespakis has summed the Blues’ season up well – she seems to get better every week and will undoubtedly be not just the Rising Star but probably an All Australian selection.
Carlton also boast Tayla Harris and Darcy Vescio up forward, giving them enough star power to potentially cause an upset.
While most of the talk has been about Carlton’s potential to snatch a win here, I’m sceptical there’s any real chance of that. The Crows have hardly put a foot wrong all season and were absolutely dominant at this ground last weekend. Expect them to win and probably by a comfortable margin.
Adelaide Crows by 24
Join The Roar for live scores and a live blog of the 2019 AFLW Grand Final, starting from 1pm AEDT.
Where: Adelaide Oval
When: 1pm AEDT
TV: Seven, Fox Footy