West Coast have shocked GWS in a high-pressure contest with a seven-point triumph at Giants Stadium.
- West Coast are actually 2-2 after 4 video games due to a troublesome seven-point win over GWS
- Eagles captain Emma Swanson was the stand out participant in a decided defensive efficiency
- Gold Coast upset St Kilda by 14 factors in Mackay
The Eagles withstood a barrage of late assaults from the determined Giants to carry on for a 2.4 (16) to 1.3 (9) victory on Saturday.
Skipper Emma Swanson led the best way for the Eagles with 23 disposals and 7 tackles, because the guests appeared decided to rapidly bounce again from a thumping by the hands of growth membership Essendon final week.
The Eagles (2-2) held on within the early morning match regardless of struggling a blow simply earlier than half-time when Jessica Sedunary needed to be helped from the sphere with a calf damage.
The 31-year-old midfielder’s expertise was a noticeable loss however gave some youthful teammates a possibility to step up, with Isabella Lewis particularly spectacular as she gathered 16 clear disposals.
Alyce Parker fought laborious for the Giants as she continued her excellent begin to the season with 26 disposals, whereas Alicia Evan was additionally necessary within the midfield with 17 touches.
Cora Staunton ran out with a fractured nostril and appeared as imposing with the bandages wrapped round her head early, however was finally held scoreless after kicking 4 objectives the final time the groups met.
The Giants had extra of the ball with 215-174 disposals as they appeared to open up the sport and play with extra run and dare with the match on the road late, however had been unable to again up their victory final week and have slumped to a 1-Three document.
The guests had been unable to take advantage of their early possibilities because the Giants went into the primary change main 1.1 to 0.2 after Georgia Garnett opened the goalscoring.
However the guests pressed their benefit across the stoppages within the second time period with objectives to Mikayla Western and Swanson whereas holding the Giants scoreless.
A heavy bathe at half-time tightened up the match much more as neither workforce hit the scoreboard within the third time period, however the Eagles had been in a position to dig in late to carry on for the win.
In the meantime, the Gold Coast Suns recorded an upset 14-point win over St Kilda up in Mackay.
The Saints had been hoping to maneuver again into the highest 4, however bumped into a powerful Suns facet who had been led by Kalinda Howarth (22 disposals, two objectives) and Charlie Rowbottom (30 disposals).
Caitlin Greiser kicked two for the Saints, who had been maybe lucky to not have misplaced by extra contemplating Gold Coast’s innacuracy, the Suns working out 5.12 (42) to 4.4 (28) winners.