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GWS Giants vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFLW live scores, blog

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8th February, 2019
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The GWS Giants welcome the North Melbourne Kangaroos to Drummoyne Oval to kick-start round two of the 2019 AFLW season. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:15pm (AEDT).

It was a disappointing start to the season for the Giants. A two-point loss to the Brisbane Lions was not how coach Alan McConnell would have wanted his side to start the season.

When one considers all the hard yards of pre-season, it would be a difficult pill to swallow losing by such a small margin.

There were some positives though, which should keep the team morale up. Plenty of the Giants girls were able to get their hands on the ball, but perhaps were not clinical enough going forward.

Rebecca Beeson, Alyce Parker and Emma Swanson led the way claiming 18 disposals each, which should give those three the confidence going forward for the remainder of the season.

Cora Staunton led the way in front of goal for the Giants claiming two majors.

As for the Kangaroos, they could not have started their AFLW season any better. They defeated the Carlton Blues by 36 points, sending a real message to the rest of the competition.

The Kangaroos had assembled a superb list going into this campaign, but many were wondering how they would gel. Any doubts were quickly put to bed last week.

What was most impressive about coach Scott Gowans side was just how even they were. Everyone contributed.

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Emma Kearney and Jessica Duffin showed their worth finding the ball 18 times each, and Emma King was also very impressive kicking two majors.

There was a quiet confidence going into the 2019 AFLW season at Arden Street, and if round one is anything to go by, you can see why.

Prediction
It is hard to look past the Kangaroos here after their impressive victory over the Blues.

They have recruited to win a flag, and they should continue to march towards that goal in this clash.

North Melbourne to prevail by 19 points.

Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:15pm (AEDT).

When: 7:15pm (AEDT)
Where: Drummoyne Oval, Sydney
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: GWS Giants $2.40, North Melbourne Kangaroos $1.58

GWS Giants
B: P.Randall 21, E.Swanson 17, P.Monahan 28
HB: A.Farrugia (c), 18 T.Hetherington 9, E.Brush 10
C: A.Eva 2
HF: J.Dal Pos 7, J.Barclay 34, H.Zreika 24
F: C.Bernardi 4, C.Staunton 13, Y.Bonner 27
Foll: E.McKinnon 23, C.Gum 26, R.Beeson 6
I/C: N.Barr 8, L.Stephenson 12, E.Bennetts 22, A.Parker 3, B.Perry 19

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North Melbourne Kangaroos
B: T.Randall 16, J.Grierson 19, E.Humphries 6
HB: B.Gibson 18, D.Hardiman 31, J.Duffin 27
C: E.Kearney (c) 9
HF: K.Gillespie-Jones 5, J.Garner 25, J.Bruton 35
F: S.Abbatangelo 1, M.Hope 23, K.Ashmore 10
Foll: Emma King 60, J.Stanton 17, A.Riddell 7
I/C: N.Bresnehan 12, J.Trend 21, Elisha King 4, A.Drennan 8, D.Bateman 11

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