Some impressive performances in front of goal from Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s and Peter Jackson VFL players highlighted AFL Women’s Round 4 and the first week of the JLT Community Series on the weekend.
AFL WOMEN’S ROUND 4
Melbourne Uni’s Brooke Lochland enjoyed a huge breakout performance for the Western Bulldogs in their 73-point defeat of Carlton at VU Whitten Oval on Friday night, booting seven goals (see them all in the video below) to break the previous AFL Women’s individual record of four majors in a game.
In fact, Lochland kicked four in the second quarter alone, as the ladder-leading Bulldogs – also powered by a round-high 26 disposals from Emma Kearney (Melbourne Uni) – surged to the highest team score in two seasons of AFL Women’s – 12.14 (86).
✊✊✊ #Repost @bulldogsw ・・・"Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six…"Take a ? at all 7 of @brookelochland #AFLWPrideGame goals ⬆️
Posted by AFL Women's on Sunday, 25 February 2018
Meanwhile, former Blues captain Lauren Arnell (Darebin Falcons) returned from two weeks out of the team to kick Carlton’s entire score of 2.1 (13).
On a very hot Saturday night in Alice Springs, Moana Hope (Melbourne Uni) found her goalkicking form as Collingwood notched its first win of the season by 34 points against Melbourne.
Hope kicked two goals from five scoring shots sharing the forward line with Diamond Creek’s Christina Bernardi (one major from 12 disposals), while Magpies captain Steph Chiocci (Diamond Creek, 17 disposals) and Jaimee Lambert (Eastern Devils, 19) won plenty of the ball in Collingwood’s engine room.
Also in Round 4, Adelaide’s Ebony Marinoff (Darebin Falcons) broke the competition’s individual tackling record, laying 21 of them in her team’s draw with GWS in Blacktown on Sunday, while Alicia Eva (Melbourne Uni) continued her impressive run of form for the Giants with a game-high 23 disposals.
JLT COMMUNITY SERIES WEEK 1
Dynamic former Casey Demons forward Bayley Fritsch pushed his claims for a Round 1 AFL debut in Melbourne’s 53-point win against North Melbourne in Tasmania on Saturday.
The 21-year-old – selected by the AFL Demons with pick no.31 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft – kicked three goals from 11 disposals and six marks, continuing his form of last year that saw him boot 42 majors in 19 games and win the Fothergill-Round Medal for the VFL’s most promising young player.