Northern NSW AFLW watch – Round 6 Recap

Sydney has won a tantalising contest against Port Adelaide to pull away in the final quarter and win by 15 points as it kept its finals hopes alive.

Leading by just two points at three-quarter time, the Swans snatched their first away win with a 6.9 (45) to 3.12 (30) victory at Alberton Oval on Saturday in a thrilling arm wrestle.

Alice Mitchell (formerly Gunnedah Bulldogs) returned to the Swans line-up after having been omitted for round 5 and produced her best display of the season. Playing across the half back line, Alice racked up 9 disposals, collecting 3 marks, 4 kicks, 5 handballs, and a last-ditch tackle that prevented the Power from kicking an almost certain goal.

After round 6, Alice has 124 AFLW fantasy points.

The GIANTS have ended their five-game losing streak with a defiant performance, claiming a comfortable 20-point win over West Coast.

The fabled ‘big, big sound’ from Sydney’s west returned on Saturday when the GIANTS overcame a slow start to seal a 6.8 (44) to 3.6 (24) victory over the Eagles at Blacktown and put their winless first half of the season behind them.

Cambridge McCormick (formerly Port Macquarie Magpies) played mainly in defence where she collected 6 disposals with 1 kick and 5 handballs, as well as one tackle. Cambridge’s efforts contributed to the GIANTS defence locking down the Eagles in the second and third quarters where they were able to limit West Coast to just one behind.

After round 6, Cambridge has 78 AFLW fantasy points.

The Western Bulldogs remain winless in the 2023 AFLW competition after recording a 19-point loss to Carlton at VU Whitten Oval on Friday night.

A slow start from the Bulldogs proved costly in the end – they conceded three of the first four goals – with the team unable to reel in the deficit for the remainder of the game.

Brianna McFarlane (formerly Lower Clarence Eagles) kicked her fifth goal of the season to go with an equal personal best 4 tackles. Bri is really finding her feet within the Bulldogs line-up and is becoming an important contributor for the team, particularly with her pressure and repeat efforts.

After round 6, Bri has 213 AFLW fantasy points.