2022 AFLW spring season Round 1

AFLW Round 1, 2022 spring season
Adelaide vs Melbourne
Friday 26 August
Venue: Glenelg Oval
Attendance: 3417

Match statistics

Melbourne win by 18 points

Goalkickers: Kate Hore 1, Tayla Harris 1, Paxy Paxman 1, Daisy Pearce 1, Eden Zanker 1

AFLW B&F votes:
3 - Eliza West
2 - Lauren Pearce
1 - Karen Paxman

Coaches votes:
8 - Kate Hore
6 - Eliza West
5 - Maddie Gay
5 - Karen Paxman
1 - Sarah Lampard

Only game at Glenelg Oval

First game
Maeve Chaplin

MFC debut
Jordan Ivey
Samantha Johnson

50 games
Tayla Harris (also with Brisbane and Carlton)

Statistical categories led:
Equal most handballs in a game: 19 - Eliza West

The match was originally scheduled for Norwood Oval, but was moved due to a poor surface caused by heavy rain. Ironically, this left the game played on a hard surface that caused the ball to bounce unpredictabily. That worked in Melbourne's favour when a centring Kate Hore kicked to the top of the square changed directions and ran through for a goal. It was Melbourne's only first goal of the quarter, but a strong defensive effort ensured the Crows only got one of their own. Likewise, Melbourne only had one goal in the second term, from a late Tayla Harris intercept, but kept the Crows to a single point.

The game broke open in the third term, with ex-Demon Ashleigh Woodland kicking her second and third goals to put the home side in front. The Demons returned fire to be 11 points in front at the last change, withstanding the margin dropping to less than a goal during the final term to recover and win comfortably.

Best were West, Paxman and Purcell.

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