Ashmore boots North Melbourne to big AFLW win

Emma Kearney was at her ball-hungry best and picked up 26 possessions, followed by Jenna Bruton (25 disposals) and Jasmine Garner (24 disposals) for the Kangaroos. Garner also kicked the first two goals of the final term.

The Crows struggled in the midfield without superstar Erin Phillips, who sat out the game with knee soreness after her return last round from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in last year’s AFLW grand final.

Adelaide’s Ebony Marinoff tried hard in the centre and ended up equalling Kearney’s 26 touches.

Adelaide opened the scoring with Danielle Ponter and were in the contest, down by just seven points at the first break.

But it was all downhill from there as the Kangaroos ran in nine goals straight to take complete control of the contest.

Adelaide looked on track to eclipse their lowest score, 17 points against the Western Bulldogs in round one last year, until Stevie-Lee Thompson nailed the last two goals of the match to finish on a positive note.

The loss is Adelaide’s second in a row and leaves them on just eight points, level with Geelong who meet North Melbourne in the next round.



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