Resilient Darebin holds off Seagulls
Today the Williamstown VFLW side fell agonisingly short of their second win this season, losing by 14-points to a resilient Darebin Falcons outfit in their round eight match. In what were perfect conditions down at Williamstown, the Falcons got the jump on the home team with a three-goal to nothing opening quarter to lead by 24-points at the first break.
In both the second and third quarters it was the Seagulls who dominated play, outscoring their opposition to creep within seven points at one stage. However, Darebin proved their dominance by powering ahead and finding a way to claim a resounding victory.
Williamstown tall prospects, Rachael Achampong and Sally Seabrook both played terrific games. They fought hard all day across the ground in the ruck contests and played shut down roles on key Darebin players.
Hit-up forward, Georgia Harris dominated for Williamstown in the forward line, kicking two goals and taking some tough contested marks. Speaking to williamstownfc.com after the game, Harris said the feedback from the coaching staff was making sure the team stuck to the game plan and structure.
Jasmine Garner and Jess Duffin continued their string of good form. The two AFLW-listed players played their roles and were pivotal in intercepting numerous Darebin forward entries.
Isabelle Porter played her best game of the year, causing headaches for Darebin defenders with her smart ball use and slick skills.
Mid-season addition, Jorja Rowe had a day of mixed emotions as she kicked her first goal in the blue and gold, but a big collision in the last term forced the forward off with a leg injury.
Looking ahead to next week, the Seagulls travel to Box Hill to take on the Box Hill Hawks in round nine.
Williamstown: 5.7 (37)
Darebin: 7.9 (51)
Goals: G. Harris 2, A. Cameron, J. Rowe, M. Williamson