AFLW Round 7, 2023

Carlton 0.0 0 0.1 1 1.2 8 1.4 10
Collingwood 3.2 20 3.3 21 4.3 27 4.3 27
Venue: Ikon Park, Carlton.
Date: Sunday 15th October, 2023 (3.05 pm).
Result: Lost by 17 points.
Crowd: 3,111
Goalkickers: M. Austin 1.0, E. Fitzpatrick 0.2, K. Peterson 0.1, A. McKay 0.1.
Reports: Nil.
Umpires: Matthew Baigent, Nicholas Scott, Jordyn Pearson.
Injuries: J. Dal Pos (ankle), J. Good (ankle).
Ladder: 9th

Game Review

Blues dampened by the Pies

It was a defeat for Carlton, as a fast-starting Collingwood prevailed in Round 7. - By Owen Jones, Carlton Media

Carlton has fallen by 17 points to their old enemy in Collingwood, who hit the scoreboard early in the latest chapter of football’s fierce rivalry and kept the game on their terms for the remainder of the afternoon. The Blues did everything they could to break into their attacking half, but it was the Pies’ lockdown defence that prevailed, allowing the Blues to enter inside 50 only once. With the Blues unable to capitalise on their inside entry, they remained scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since Round 2. In the opening stages of the second quarter, the signs of previous weeks were showing as the Blues trying to gain ground in the contest but were missing the connection in the midfield that has been evident in the Blues’ wins this season. As the rain made its first appearance midway through the quarter, it nullified any attempts Carlton had through the centre of the ground as the game halted in and around the contest for the rest of the half.

Mia Austin shone in the third quarter, making the most of what came her way in the forward 50, taking a speculator contested mark that set up the Blues’ only goal for the day. Austin continued her impressive work in the pack, taking a second contested mark in as many minutes in the Blues’ defensive 50 to cut off a Collingwood attacking play. From the start of the fourth quarter, Carlton were on the front foot, trying to fight their way back into the game. With 14 inside 50s for the quarter, the Blues were looking to capitalise on their penetration forward but were unable to close the margin, eventually falling to the Pies by 17 points. Blues Captain Kerryn Peterson and Harriet Cordner were valiant off of halfback in their attempts to rebound the ball away from the Pies forwards. Peterson collected 20 disposals, 10 intercept possessions and eight contested possessions, whilst Cordner had 14 disposals and worked hard off the ball to try and close down the Collingwood attack. Carlton will look to bounce back next week as they fly to Sydney to take on Greater Western Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

Best: K. Peterson, B. Moody, K. Sherar, H. Cordner.

Pies blitz Blues early, replace rivals in top eight

A fast start has helped the Magpies past the Blues in an important clash. - By Dylan Bolch.

Collingwood has made it three wins in a row after putting on a masterclass around the contest to secure a 17-point victory against Carlton. The Pies put on a clinic at the coalface to press their case for a finals berth this season, completely suffocating the Blues to record a 4.3 (27) to 1.4 (10) victory. The Pies picked up where they left off last week, applying the heat around the contest (93-79 in tackles) and dominating the inside 50 count throughout the match (33-21). Pies captain Brianna Davey booted the first of the afternoon after some elite ruck craft from Sabrina Frederick. The former Lion found Davey bursting through the stoppage and the midfielder kicked truly on the run to open proceedings. The Pies dominated around the coalface, winning the contested possession count 113-96, completely overpowering the Blues midfield brigade.

The rain arrived early in the second quarter which turned the game into even more of an armwrestle, with neither side able to kick a goal in the second term. Eliza James' opportunistic goal off the ground to start the second half extended Collingwood's lead to 26 points, but the Blues weren't going to go down without a fight. Key forward Mia Austin booted the lone goal for the Blues, who threatened to reduce the margin in the final term, but ultimately the Pies were able to weather the storm. Brittany Bonnici was superb for the Pies, winning a game-high 23 disposals, nine tackles and a goal, while Grace Campbell had one of her best games of the season with 17 touches and 12 tackles. Defender Jordyn Allen (16 disposals) was a general in the backline for Collingwood, while Mikala Cann (18 disposals) and Sarah Rowe (18 disposals) were also busy. Carlton's ruck duo of Jess Good and Breann Moody were superb last week against Dogs tall Alice Edmonds, but the size and power of Frederick was a far tougher proposition this time around. Frederick amassed 37 hitouts and 13 disposals, giving her midfield first use around stoppage. Captain Kerryn Peterson (20 disposals) was one of the Blues' best returning from injury, while Keeley Sherar (15 disposals, eight tackles) and Moody (21 hitouts, nine tackles) tried valiantly. It appears the Pies will be without Ash Brazill in the near future, after the Australian netballer pulled up from a chase with a hamstring injury. Carlton defender Jess Dal Pos is also facing some time on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury.

Up next
Carlton will look to bounce back against Greater Western Sydney when it heads to Henson Park on Saturday at 3.05pm AEDT, while Collingwood will be aiming to make it four wins in a row when it hosts Geelong at Victoria Park at 1.05pm AEDT on Sunday.


B: 9 Kerryn Peterson (c) 8 Vaomua Laloifi
HB: 27 Genevieve Lawson-Tavan 21 Harriet Cordner 6 Gabriella Pound
C: 1 Amelia Velardo 5 Abbie McKay 36 Ciara Fitzgerald
HF: 22 Mia Austin 16 Breann Moody 20 Lily Goss
F: 3 Darcy Vescio 25 Keeley Sherar
Ruck: 15 Jess Good 10 Mimi Hill 37 Phoebe McWilliams
Interchange: 23 Daisy Walker 19 Erone Fitzpatrick 2 Jess Dal Pos
49 Madeline Hendrie 17 Dayna Finn
Coach: Mathew Buck
Emg: 28 Imogen Milford 24 Brooke Vickers 34 Taylor Ortlepp

In: Madeline Hendrie, Kerryn Peterson.
Out: Keeley Skepper (hip), Brooke Vickers (injured)

Late Change: Brooke Vickers replaced in selected side by Ciara Fitzgerald

AFLW Coaches Votes

8 - Brittany Bonnici (COLL)
8 - Brianna Davey (COLL)
7 - Sabrina Frederick (COLL)
3 - Kerryn Peterson (CARL)
2 - Mikala Cann (COLL)
1 - Grace Campbell (COLL)
1 - Harriet Cordner (CARL)

AFLW Best and Fairest Votes

3 - Brittany Bonnici (COLL)
2 - Gabriella Pound (CARL)
1 - Emily Smith (COLL)

Club Best and Fairest Votes

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