The Fremantle Dockers have had a great escape against a rising young St Kilda side at RSEA Park, coming home one-point victors and keeping their undefeated season alive for one more week. The Saints on the other hand have faltered at the final hurdle due to a free-kick that awarded the Dockers the goal to send them on to victory but have plenty of positives to take away from a match of great intensity and skill.
St Kilda’s Hannah Priest is a force to be reckoned with
The mature-aged recruit had played only two seasons of football before being drafted to the Saints in 2020. The Mildura-born defender has showed her prowess in the back line and today was no different. Taking four key marks and collecting a solid 10 disposals, Priest was an impressive asset to her side yet again.
With the early loss of young up-and-coming defender Tarni White with a suspected ACL injury, Priest and her backline fought until the end to test the experience of the Fremantle forwards.
And although today’s loss leaves a sour taste in her mouth, Priest’s ability to intercept under pressure and never lose her opponent is something all Saints and AFLW fans should be excited to follow along with.