It was another grizzly defeat for the Eagles in Round 3, this time against GWS on their home ground in Blacktown. The Giants were able to dominate the game using their experience to apply consistent pressure to the AFLW newcomers.
EXPERIENCE: THE NAME OF THE GAME
It would be difficult to argue that the WCE stood a chance against the Giants today when, from the outset, the home team delivered the message that four years of experience is a considerable advantage in such a new league.
The Giants’ key players were the pillars that guided the rest of the team in a smooth exhibition of cohesion and experience. Alyce Parker simulated her efforts in Round 1 by racking up another 22 disposals in a seemingly effortless masterclass.
Rebecca Privitelli also proved herself as an invaluable asset to GWS, scoring three of their six goals. Likewise, Rebecca Beeson and Cora Staunton made their presence known through numerous meaningful touches that set the tone of the game.