Wed, Mar 15, 3:54pm by Head Editor
The final round of the inaugural AFLW season, just like the season itself, it’s set for something special. One thing we know for sure, Brisbane will be in the Grand Final and will be hosting it next Saturday. However, who’ll they’ll be facing in the big dance is a question that is yet to be answered, with four clubs still in with a chance.
The most likely is Adelaide, who currently sit second on the ladder with four wins and two losses and a massive percentage of 159. The Demons are also at 4-2 but have a much weaker percentage of 119.
With the vast percentage advantage, a win for the Crows will assure them of a berth in the March 25 decider, which the Gabba is set to host, as long as it passes the “grass inspection” on Friday after an Adele concert two Saturday’s ago apparently damaged the surface. Ahhh, only in Queensland.
Back to the footy and the Blues and the Magpies are at 3-3 and are also still in the hunt, albeit mathematically. The former must win big, hope the Demons lose and hope the Crows lose to the Magpies by less than what they beat the Lions by.
Confused? Well, Melbourne can end both Carlton and Collingwood’s seasons in the first match of the round with a win over Fremantle at Casey Fields. The Demons kept their hopes alive with a thrilling two-point win over the Crows in Darwin on Saturday night.
The Brisbane side are within a game of the first perfect season and with it, equalling the number of wins the men’s team has had in the last two-and-a-half years.
There has been some talk that the Lions will rest several of their key players and in-particular their key forward and ruck woman Sabrina Frederick-Traub, for their last game. The latter played in Saturday’s win over the Bulldogs with a heavily strapped quad.
The Crows loss to the Demons was their second by under a goal in two weeks. They are at $1.95 to beat Collingwood ($1.86) in Melbourne on Sunday in a match that – as mentioned, depending on results, could prove to be a winner advances scenario.
AFLW Round 7:
Melbourne ($1.35) v Fremantle ($3.30), 4:35pm, Casey Fields, Saturday 18 March
GWS ($2.08) v Western Bulldogs ($1.75), 7:10pm, Manuka Oval, Saturday 18 March
Collingwood ($1.86) v Adelaide ($1.95), 1:35pm, Olympic Park Oval, Sunday 19 March
Carlton ($1.67) v Brisbane ($2.22), 3:35pm, Ikon Park, Sunday 19 March
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