We take a look at Saturday’s (9/3/2019) AFLW 2019 match which is between Geelong (W) and Fremantle (W).
When: Saturday 9 March, 2:35pm
Where: GMHBA Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Fremantle makes the trip down to GMHBA Stadium in what should be a fascinating matchup against the Cats.
Geelong had a successful trip up North last week easily accounting for the Brisbane Lions and achieved their highest score of 5. 5 (35) in their short AFLW history in their 27 point win.
Once the Cats found themselves in front at half-time, the game was never in doubt and dominated for the rest of the match as the held the Lions midfield at bay.
A standout performance from forward Kate Darby was a highlight for the Cats with forwards Maddie Boyd and Aastar O’Connor out with suspension, booting three goals.
The likes of Richelle Cranston (23 disposals), Olivia Purcell (20 and nine tackles) and Renee Garing (18 and eight tackles) were also vital in the Cats big interstate win
Geelong now finds themselves one game clear on top of the Conference B table and in prime position to play a preliminary final in their first AFLW season.
After a bad loss on the road, Fremantle got back into their high-scoring, winning ways fighting off a Western Bulldogs comeback with an 18 point win at Fremantle Oval.
The Bulldogs were spirited, but the Dockers were able to outlast them in the hot conditions.
Fremantle’s win keeps them in touch with conference A leaders Adelaide and North Melbourne who are both on 16 premiership points.
Freo have clearly been the improvers of season 2019.
The likes of Kiara Bowers being a ball-magnet with 23 touches, 16 tackles, eight clearances and one goal played a vital role for Freo.
Dana Hooker has also been a standout for the Dockers with 21 disposals and nine solid tackles.
In order to play Finals football, Fremantle will need to beat Geelong this weekend and North Melbourne at home in order to qualify in Conference A.
Geelong hasn’t been a high-scoring side so far in its first AFLW season but playing at GHMBA Stadium it’s always hard to not tip the Cats be it AFL, VFL or AFLW.
Tip: Geelong at $2.65
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change