It was a tough outing at Norwood Oval for the SUNS on Saturday afternoon for Round 6 of the NAB AFLW Premiership Season.
Despite the result, plenty can take positives out of their performance, putting forward a case to be the Tribal SV Performance Player of the Round.
In her first game of the season Tori Groves-Little shone. She was electric with ball in hand and her intensity set the tone for the rest of the team, finishing with 14 disposals and 5 tackles and a promise of more to come in the remaining rounds of the season.
Midfielder Alison Drennan had her best game of the season to date, winning a game-high 29 disposals and bringing her trademark pressure with seven tackles.
As she is week-in, week-out, Lauren Ahrens was a pillar down back. She had plenty to contend with against a relentless Crows forward-line, but held her nerve and finished with 8 intercepts and 18 disposals.
Kate Surman was consistently in the contest and was able to work her way forward for a goal in the second quarter. At the final siren she had 22 disposals and 4 clearances.
Young SUN Lucy Single once again put in a four-quarter performance, looking incredibly dangerous in the midfield, despite her age. With Jamie Stanton suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter, Single’s role intensified, as it will do in the final three games of the season.
Kalinda Howarth worked her way up the ground and found a lot more of the ball, finishing with a season-high 18 disposals and 353 metres gained.
Who do you think should be the Tribal SV Performance Player of the Round?