AFL Women GWS Gaints W vs Melbourne Demons W Live Stream Free 2019 Online Live Stream. GWS Gaints vs Melbourne Demons match will be kickoff at Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill, Australia, Sunday 03 March 2019 online, 14:05 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The GWS Giants got their first win in AFLW history on the board on Friday night at Blacktown International Sportspark, knocking off the third-place Melbourne Demons by five points.
The GWS Giants, in their second and last Sydney-based game for the AFL Women’s season, will be hoping to get their breakthrough first win against the Melbourne Demons on Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, live from Blacktown International Sportspark, at 5:05pm AEDT.
In a seven-week season the Giants have been one of the unlucky sides to only play three home games, and with one of those to be played in Canberra that means they only have two fixtures here in Sydney for the entire season.
Their first, two weeks ago against Fremantle, saw them come as close as they have to a win so far – recording a draw with the Dockers after making an awesome effort to come back from what seemed like an insurmountable deficit.
They’ll be looking at this match as no doubt their best chance to get a win for the year, given they hold the home ground advantage. Lose this one, and it is going to be hard to avoid a winless season unless they can win outside of Sydney.
Standing in their way are the Melbourne Demons, who unlike the Giants have more than pride to fight for – as one of three teams in the league with at least three wins after four rounds, they are in the mix for a grand final spot.
Should they lose any of their remaining games though they can probably kiss those hopes goodbye. Adelaide and Brisbane are both undefeated, so the Demons need to keep winning and hope one of those sides loses two of their remaining matches – or one and a whole lot of percentage.
The Dees have the best player in the league, Daisy Pearce, on their side, and she’ll be one to watch as always, but the Giants despite their losses have seen some great performances this year from the likes of Emma Swanson and Jess Dal Pos.
Unfortunately for the Giants, Melbourne are a team on a mission to stay in contention for the grand final and unlikely to get beaten here if they keep their wits about them.
When the ball is thrown into the air on Saturday afternoon at Casey Fields, it will have been 322 days since the GIANTS’ AFL Women’s team last played for premiership points.
There is a different feeling for the GAINTS heading into the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s season, compared to the excitement surround the corresponding round last year.
There’s hope within the playing group and a burning desire to exceed external expectations. There’s also a confidence bubbling beneath the surface.
A new coach in Alan McConnell, 14 new players and a resounding win over 2017 runners-up, the Brisbane Lions, in a practice match has made that confidence bubble a bit more.
Four of the eight AFLW captains said they think Melbourne is most likely to make the AFLW Grand Final, that’s despite the Demons losing their practice match to Collingwood by three points.
They also boast an equal competition-high five players considered elite by Champion Data’s 2018 AFLW Prospectus. The GIANTS have none.
The game is likely to be won in the midfield with the GIANTS’ new recruits Alicia Eva and Courtney Gum along with mainstays Jess Dal Pos and Britt Tully going up against the likes of Daisy Pearce, Elise O’Dea and Karen Paxman.
Demons turned GIANTS Maddie Boyd and Pepa Randall will be looking to impress while former GIANT Ashleigh Guest will be hoping to do the same in the red and blue.