6th February, 2018 | 2 minutes
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Demon women look to clip Crows’ wings

by Elsbeth Chirlin
AFL Geek

Fresh from a fighting first round win, Melbourne’s AFL women’s team will learn whether they are serious finals contenders when they face off against last year’s inaugural AFLW premiers Adelaide on Saturday.

And the Adelaide Crows will also have something to prove come siren time at Casey Fields following their round one loss to the Brisbane Lions in the grand final rematch.

In a hard fought victory against the Giants in round one, the Demons won by a single goal thanks to a powerhouse second half from Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Cranston, who kicked three goals.

Coach Mick Stinear praised the inspirational performance of captain Daisy Pearce in helping claim victory.

“It’s only going to get better. It was a good snapshot of what’s to come and it was really exciting for women’s footy,” he said. Last season, Melbourne defeated the Crows by two points and will be looking for a convincing victory come Saturday.

Round Two:

Melbourne Demons v. Adelaide Crows
Saturday 10th of February
Casey Fields 5.05pm (local time).

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 03: The Demons run onto the field through their banner during the round one AFLW match between the Melbourne Demons and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Casey Fields on February 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 3: Richelle Cranston of the Demons celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFLW Round 01 match between the Melbourne Demons and the GWS Giants at Casey Fields on February 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

 

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