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.
GWS BACK LINE A FORTRESS AGAINST THE EAGLES
The Giants’ defensive line were in fine form today against the best efforts of the team from the West.
The Eagles were kept scoreless for the entirety of the first three quarters, due largely in part to the players that acted as the last line of defence. WCE did manage to break through the midfield on a number of occasions, but was limited to two marks inside 50 in the whole game.
Not until the final term were the Eagles able to break through their ranks to affect the scoreboard, by which time it was too little too late.