Becky Webster v Anne Hatchard
Hatchard has played all four seasons of AFLW, however it was her 2019 season where she really introduced herself to the competition.
Last year the 21-year-old made the move from defence into the midfield where she had a breakout season averaging 24 disposals per game.
In her two games this season Hatchard hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.
In fact Hatchard set a new record of most disposals in an AFLW game when she collected 35 possessions in Round 1 against Brisbane.
Becky Webster is part of the Cats’ youthful midfield brigade who have been put to the test in the first two rounds.
Webster also made the move from defence into the midfield this season averaging 17 disposals per game.
Which of the two ball magnets will have their day on Sunday?
Maddy Keryk v Courtney Gum
Keryk has re-invented herself this season as a reliable small defender.
The 24-year-old has stood up in the Cats’ backline following the absence of All Australian full back Meghan McDonald.
In Round 1 Keryk was a standout with 20 disposals and four marks.
Gum played two seasons with the GWS Giants before retiring at the end of last season.
The 38-year-old’s retirement was short lived when she was picked up by Adelaide in the 2019 draft.
After a quiet game in Round 1, Gum shone for the Crows last weekend. She was back to her best with 19 disposals and seven marks against St Kilda, including a mark of the year contender.
Gum can play midfield or up forward.
If she makes the move forward it would be assumed Keryk would go to the veteran.
Maddy McMahon v Stevie-Lee Thompson
Thompson topped the competition’s goal kicking last season with 14 goals in her nine appearances.
Her pace and goal sense make her arguably the game’s best small forward.
McMahon had an outstanding debut season making the All Australian squad in 2019.
The athletic 30-year-old is good both in the air and on the ground.
These two teams met twice last season and Thompson only recorded one goal in the two games.
Will McMahon keep Thompson quiet again?