Richmond have secured fourth spot and an AFLW double probability after drawing with North Melbourne in a pulsating conflict at Arden St.
Richmond will play Brisbane in a qualifying ultimate after ending in fourth placeNorth Melbourne wanted a win and share enhance to assert fourth, however may solely drawConsequently the Roos completed in eighth place, and can face the Cats in an elimination ultimate
The Tigers rushed by a behind within the final minute to tie the scores, 4.3 (27) to three.9 (27).
Fourth spot was the prize in Sunday’s conflict, as North would have snared the double probability if they’d gained by a few targets.
However the Tigers, who boasted a seven-game successful streak earlier than this spherical, snatched fourth from Geelong.
Ellie McKenzie starred for Richmond with two targets and 15 possessions, whereas Meg Macdonald crucially shut down North star Jasmine Garner together with her laborious tag.
Mia King and Ash Riddell have been greatest for the Kangaroos.
With McDonald locking down Garner and North captain Emma Kearney out with a knee damage, the Tigers took management early and kicked the primary two targets.
Riddell marked on the quarter-time siren and kicked a badly-needed aim for the Kangaroos, who have been being outplayed.
North’s woes deepened within the second time period when Tahlia Randall tripped over herself and appeared to endure a severe decrease leg damage.
She limped off, however surprisingly returned to the sphere only some minutes later.
McKenzie then flew for a mark and crashed into North star Mia King and Tigers teammate Meagan Kiely.
King and Kiely have been flattened and needed to go away the sphere.
They returned to the sport, however King wanted extra therapy on her again throughout the third time period.
The Tigers led by 10 factors at half-time and it flattered North, given Richmond’s domination of basic play.
North went to work within the third time period and had the primary 10 inside 50s, however they kicked a wasteful 2.5 for the quarter and nonetheless trailed by 5 factors.
Jenna Bruton kicked a aim within the first minute of the final time period to place North in entrance, however that was the final aim of the sport because the match turned a grinding duel.
North’s Erika O’Shea left the sphere within the ultimate quarter with a head knock.
Bombers finish debut season with win over Port
Essendon have completed a formidable debut season on a excessive after working away from Port Adelaide because the rain cleared within the second half to safe a 27-point triumph.
The Bombers’ fourth victory of the season locks them into tenth place and the very best end of the 4 growth golf equipment that joined the AFLW for season seven.
Targets have been laborious to come back by in moist and wild situations within the first half however the Bombers took management as soon as the solar appeared to arrange a 5.7 (37) 1.4 (10) win at Alberton Oval on Sunday.
Bombers ahead Daria Bannister was one in every of few gamers who regarded snug in all situations, and slotted a intelligent banana kick throughout the slippery second time period for a late aim of the 12 months contender.
The artful ahead added one other main underneath the solar within the ultimate time period to stretch the result in a cushty 5 targets and all however make sure the end result.
Madison Prespakis accomplished an outstanding season with one other stand out efficiency because the Bombers’ prized recruit gathered a game-high 24 disposals together with seven tackles.
Georgia Gee (14) and Jacqui Vogt (13) have been additionally integral to the win, whereas 18-year-old Ashleigh Van Loon battled laborious towards the Energy’s star veteran Erin Phillips.
The Bombers’ win may come at a price, although, after fifth-gamer Lily-Rose Williamson tumbled to floor and landed closely on her head with lower than two minutes remaining.
The Energy (1-8-1) matched the Bombers because the rain fell within the first half, and solely trailed 24-22 for inside 50s throughout the sport, however lacked the firepower to benefit from their efforts on the scoreboard.
Phillips collected 20 disposals however was unable to have her common influence close to aim, whereas Jacqui Yorston (22) and Abbey Dowrick (21) have been additionally distinguished for the Energy.
The Energy’s vice-captain Ange Foley confirmed her class even within the tough situations early, and completed with 12 disposals in her fiftieth match.
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