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2022 NAB AFLW Competition
Round 1 • Kangaroos v Geelong Cats
Arden Street Oval Melbourne
26 4.2
Full Time Kangaroos by 8
18 2.6
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    AFLW Round 1: Match Preview

    The Cats are ready and raring to take on the Roos in their AFLW season-opener

    Refreshed, re-energised and ready for anything – after a gruelling pre-season, the Cats are eager to hit the ground running against North Melbourne Tasmania Kangaroos in their season-opener at Arden Street on Saturday.

    After an off-season of change, with Dan Lowther stepping up as the new head coach, nine new players, and a revamped pre-season program, the Cats are full of determination to make a big impact in season six of the women’s competition.

    They face a tough challenge first up against the Roos, but the Cats will be eager to show the fruits of their hard work over the pre-season.

    The Details

    North Melbourne Tasmania Kangaroos v Geelong Cats
    Saturday, 8 January 2022 at 5.10pm
    Arden Street Oval, North Melbourne
    Wurundjeri Country

    Last Time They Met

    Cats 1.3 (9) def. by Kangaroos 11.5 (71)

    It wasn’t the note the Cats wanted to start last season on when they took on the red-hot Kangaroos in the opening round of 2021. Roo Emma King kicked three opening-quarter goals to get her team off to a flyer, while the Cats struggled to find scoring opportunities at the other end of the ground.   

    However, Amy McDonald started her best and fairest season with a solid outing, with 18 disposals and five tackles, while Meghan McDonald was solid down back.

    The Cats will be keen to prove how far they’ve come since that encounter when the teams meet again on Saturday.

    Debutant (Foot)ball

    With nine new players on the list in 2022, the Cats are expected to name a number of debutants to take on the Roos on Saturday.

    The Cats brought in a raft of talent over the off-season to bolster its list, with Adelaide premiership player Chloe Scheer and experienced Melbourne player Chantel Emonson joining during the sign and trade period, when Irish Gaelic star Rachel Kearns also made her way onto the list.

    Three Cats VFLW stars have also earned a spot on the AFLW list after brilliant seasons in the state league. 2021 VFLW vice-captain Claudia Gunjaca and ruck Liv Fuller were picked up as pre-draft mature-age selections, while Annabel Johnson joined with pick 15 in the draft.

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    Tuohy and Kearns working together

    Coach Reg has taken it upon himself to work with new Irish AFLW recruit Rachel Kearns. Presented by Deakin.

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    The Cats also secured the NAB league best and fairest Georgie Prespakis with pick 2 (top pick in the Victorian draft pool), as well as her Calder Cannons teammate Zali Friswell and Geelong Falcon’s Gabbi Featherston with picks 7 and 9 respectively.

    After encouraging showings over the pre-season, a number of the new Cats could well find themselves in the line-up on Saturday.

    Players to Watch

    The footy world is eagerly awaiting the return of Nina Morrison, nearly two years after playing her last game for points. After a long and cautious road back from her second ACL injury, Morrison had her first hitout against opposition in the Cats’ practice match against Richmond.

    The talented midfielder looked right at home on the footy field again, and is eager to make her return.

    Fellow midfielder Amy McDonald has also had a solid pre-season and will be looking to pick up where she left off after winning the Cats’ best and fairest award last season, while key defender Meghan McDonald is fit and firing, ready to back up her second All-Australian season.

    The Key Points

    1) Scores on the board

    There’s no denying scoring was an issue for the Cats last season, but with a new game plan, a new mix of players and a solid pre-season under their belts, the Cats will be eager to quickly put that complaint to rest.

    Against the Tigers in the practice match, the Cats had 18 scoring shots that registered in tricky conditions – the most they’ve ever recorded in an AFLW game – and they’ll be eager to see plenty more of that in the season proper.

    2) Tying down the Kangaroos

    Just as important as making their own impact on the score board, the Cats will be looking to bring the heat defensively and deny the Roos the chance to get away like they did in the 2021 clash.

    Leadership group members Meghan McDonald (captain) and Mads Keryk will again hold down the fort, and they’ll have plenty of support from their fellow defenders.

    How to Watch

    Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster here.

    For those wanting to follow along at home, the game will be broadcast live on Foxtel, and can be streamed through Kayo, womens.afl or the AFL Women’s and AFL Live Official Apps.

    Follow @catswomens on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the game.

    Courageous Cats Fall Short In Season Opener

    Geelong has suffered an eight-point loss to North Melbourne, but there were plenty of positives

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    GEELONG has started its AFLW campaign with an eight-point loss to North Melbourne at Arden Street Oval on Saturday evening.

    Despite the loss there was plenty to like about the new-look Cats which included six AFLW debutants with Georgie Prespakis, Rachel Kearns, Claudia Gunjaca, Liv Fuller, Annabel Johnson and Zali Friswell getting their first taste of senior football.

    Fuller and Prespakis didn’t take long to get their hands on the football with both involved in the opening centre bounce, but it was North Melbourne who started the better of the two sides.

    The Kangaroos led the inside 50 count 8-0 at one stage of the opening term as Geelong’s defensive group stood up well under the weight of possession by the Kangaroos who took an 8-0 lead into quarter time.

    The Cats generated better scoring opportunities in the second term as Geelong's onballers started to get on top with reigning best and fairest Amy McDonald (20 disposals, 14 tackles), Prespakis (20 disposals, 7 clearances) and the returning Nina Morrison (14 disposals, 5 tackles) leading by example.

    After a lopsided inside 50 count early the Cats cut the margin to 13-10 and in turn reduced the deficit to six points at half time.

    Buoyed by some encouraging signs in the first half, the Cats came out firing at the start of the third term with their tackling pressure helping them get on top.

    Rachel Kearns and Chloe Scheer registered minor scores before Phoebe McWilliams gave the Cats the lead with a tremendous mark on the lead and set shot from 35 metres out.

    Moments later McWilliams laid a big tackle, and it inspired her teammates with Becky Webster getting a holding the ball decision moments later which led to a brilliant soccer finish from Julia Crockett-Grills to extend the Cats lead to 7 points with 8 minutes remaining in the third term.

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    Cats turning up the heat with back-to-back treats

    Geelong continue to pressure and upset the Kangaroos, notching two consecutive goals, including a stunning dribbler

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    A pause in play shortly followed as Chloe Scheer was left dazed after a nasty head clash with teammate Claudia Gunjaca.

    A late goal to Daisy Bateman trimmed Geelong’s advantage to two-points at three-quarter time.

    The Kangaroos won territory battle in the final term with Mia King and Kaitlyn Ashmore kicking majors as the Cats fell short of an opening round win, going down to the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos in front of 1852 people at Arden Street Oval.

    Geelong will return to GMHBA Stadium in Round 2 to host the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.

    From The Coach

    "We came here to win today and show that we have improved and that our consistency around our style and method works against the best teams," coach Dan Lowther said post-game.

    "The Kangaroos are one the best teams, there is no denying that, so to be in a winnable position at three-quarter-time and to let it slip is disappointing, but there were some really positive signs."

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    AFLW Coach Press Conference | Round 1

    Senior Coach Dan Lowther speaks to media following Geelong's Round 1 clash with North Melbourne

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    Round 1

    NORTH MELBOURNE     1.2     1.2     2.2     4.2    (26) 
    GEELONG                         0.0     0.2     2.4     2.6     (18) 

    GOALS 
    North Melbourne: Bruton, Bateman, M.King, Ashmore
    Geelong: McWilliams, Crockett-Grills

    BEST  
    North Melbourne: Riddell, Garner, Bruton, Ashmore, Ferguson
    Geelong: A.McDonald, Prespakis, Webster, Morrison, Keryk

    INJURIES  
    North Melbourne: Ashmore (ankle), Rennie (head knock)
    Geelong: Scheer (head knock), M.McDonald (leg)

    Crowd: 1,852 at Arden Street Oval

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