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State 18s Championships – Round 1

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:38 AM
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Western Australia commenced its AFL and AFL Women’s State 18s National Championship campaign last weekend.

WA’s Mundella AFL Women’s State 18s overcame a strong Queensland outfit in their opening clash of the championships at Subiaco Oval on Saturday, June 2.=

Trailing close behind Queensland for the majority of the match, WA put their best foot forward in the final term to take out a 4.6 (30) to 3.9 (27) victory.

Mikayla Hyde booted two goals for WA, while Sabreena Duffy and Kate Bartlett added singles.

WA’s Mundella State 18s side proved too strong for Queensland in their second match of the championships with a convincing 25-point win at Steel Blue Oval on Monday, June 4.

Kate Bartlett kicked two goals for WA, and Mikayla Hyde, Tanisha Anderson, Sabreena Duffy and Roxanne Roux added a goal each to the scoreboard.

WA’s State 18s had a tough start to their NAB AFL National 18s Championship campaign, suffering an 89-point loss to South Australia in Adelaide on Sunday, June 3.

South Australia’s strong attack on the football and efficiency in front of goal saw them win the game 19.10 (124) to 5.5 (35) spearheaded by four goals each from Jack Lukosius and Hugo Munn.

Luke Moore kicked two goals for WA and Jordan Clark, Luke English and Ian Hill added a goal each.

English led WA’s disposals with 25 possessions followed by Damon Greaves 23, James Sturrock 18, Regan Spooner 17 and Rylie Morgan and Luke Jackson with 15 each.

SA won the inside 50 count 56 to 33 over the course of the game and made the most of their chances in front of goal, while WA struggled to find time and space around the ground.

RESULTS
AFLW State 18s Championships
Game 1
WA       1.2     1.2     3.3    4.6 (30)
QLD      2.1     3.6    3.8     3.9 (27)

Goals WA: M.Hyde 2, Duffy, Bartlett
Goals QLD: Brehmer, Abbott, Hammans
Best WA: M.Dowick, Verrier, Whale, Duffy, M.Hyde, Sergeant

Game 2
WA      2.0     2.1     5.4     6.4 (40)
QLD    1.0     1.2     1.2     2.3 (15)

Goals WA: Bartlett 2, M.Hyde, Anderson, Duffy, Roux
Best WA: Bowen, M.Dowrick, O’Driscoll, Roux, A.Dowrick, Pescud

NAB AFL State 18s Championships
Game 1
WA     1.1    3.3     5.4      5.5 (35)
SA      5.3    9.4   14.8   19.10 (124)

Goals WA: Moore 2, Clark, English, Hill.
Goals SA: Lukosius, Munn 4, Jarvis 3, Chapman 2, Hately, Nietschke, Rankine, Sampson, Tarca, Velente.
Best WA: Jackson, English, Greaves, Sturrock, Spooner.

UPCOMING FIXTURES:
WA State 18s
Sunday, June 10, 11.30am – WA v Vic Metro (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Friday, June 29, 4.40pm  – WA v Vic Country (GMHBA Stadium, Geelong)
Wednesday, July 4, 2.10pm– WA v Allies (Etihad Stadium, Docklands)

WA Mundella State 18s
Monday, July 9, 1pm  – WA v Vic Metro (Metricon Stadium)
Wednesday, July 11, 3pm  – WA v Eastern Allies (Broadbeach AFC)
Friday, July 13, 2pm  – WA v Vic Country (Bond University)

*all times are local