AFLW Gets Off to Impressive Start with Play and Attendance

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Now, if the men can do the same, Adelaide AFL fans will be staking their claims to footy bragging rights and the Victorians will have no option other than to remain tight-lipped.

In their first-ever game in the AFLW, the lady Crows put on a show of dominance against the lady Giants that could be described as flawless end-to-end footy.

The Giants inaugurated the scoring with a behind, but from that point forward, they were behind, as the Crows outplayed GWS in every aspect of the game and held a 36-point margin when the final siren sounded.

The AFLW has seen exceptional fan support beginning in Melbourne and continuing across the league. There was even talk about moving the Crows into the Adelaide Oval, but they filled the grandstands at their suburban venue quite nicely and punters were to be seen everywhere one turned.

Heather Anderson and Chelsea Randall turned in best and fairest-worthy performances. Erin Phillips, a talented code hopper who has played in the WNBA championships, was kicking with abandon, scoring three consecutive behinds for the Crows before getting her sights dialed in early in the second quarter to record her first goal.

The Giants were well represented by Alexandra Suandry Jessica, Dal Pos and Erin McKinnon.