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VFLW Preview: Round 14

VFLW reporter Meg Saultry previews the Southern Saints' Round 14 clash against Darebin. - St Kilda Saints,AFLW
VFLW reporter Meg Saultry previews the Southern Saints' Round 14 clash against Darebin.

The Southern Saints will be looking to score back-to-back wins on the road when they face off against Darebin at Bill Lawry Oval on Saturday afternoon.


Where: Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote

When: Saturday 11 August

Time: 12pm

Conditions: Showers, with a high of 12 degrees

Form guide:

The Darebin Falcons (5th, 7-4) took their first top-four scalp last week when they beat Hawthorn by a slim four points. Jane Lange's team have now won their last two matches after a fortnight of losses to league-leaders Collingwood and the NT Thunder.

The Southern Saints (7th, 5-6) notched their fifth win last week when they overcame the Western Bulldogs by 31 points. The win broke a four-game losing streak, and Peta Searle's side will be determined to record back-to-back wins for the first time since Round 4.

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Selected team:

B:   T. Annear, C. Wilson, G. Ricardo
HB: L. Olsen, S. Karlson, J. Tait
C:   E.  Brown, A.  Brown, S.  Heath
HF: D. Lawrence, T. Bohanna, K. Ripari
F:    S. Bolding, C. Munn, A. Silver\
R:   R. Watt, A. Drennan, S. Johnson
Int:   S. Binder, C. Jones, M. Macdonald, K. Thompson
23P: H. Bate

Players to watch:


Elise O’Dea

The two-time AFLW All-Australian midfielder was at her rampant best in Darebin's win over Hawthorn. The Melbourne recruit finished with 28 disposals, eight marks and a goal to help the Falcons to a four-point win.

Meghan McDonald

The former AFLW Western Bulldogs player has had an excellent season in defence and last week was named best afield. McDonald's intercept marking was a key component to her performance, taking five marks to complement her 14 disposals.

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Tara Bohanna

Bohanna was the star down forward last week. The 23-year-old kicked three goals and racked up 15 disposals, as well as a team-high nine tackles. The Saints forward now sits third in the league's overall goal-kicking tally with 14 majors this season.

Ali Brown

The Saints midfielder racked up a match-high 28 disposals against the Bulldogs last week and was particularly effective by hand after returning from injury.