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Giants power past Eagles



The wait for the West Coast Eagles first win in the AFL Women's competition will continue for at least another week, with GWS Giants winners by 28 points in the sides clash at Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday.


Luke Dwyer's side failed to score until the final quarter of the match, GWS in control from the outset as they won their second game of the season 6.6 (42) to 2.2 (14).


The final quarter bought two consolation goals for West Coast, Mikayla Bowen and Imhara Cameron hitting the scoreboard to avoid the ignominy of going an entire game goalless.


The Giants dominated territory early, only kicking the one goal through Cora Staunton in the first stanza but getting reward for effort in the middle two quarters, Rebecca Privitelli kicking three goals in a breakout performance.


Dana Hooker was outstanding for West Coast even in defeat, finishing with 23 disposals despite failing to finish the game after copping an accidental kick in the throat from Giant Ingrid Nielsen.


Eagles skipper and former Giant Emma Swanson had 19 disposals, while Cameron had 17 disposals to go with her final term major.


West Coast continue their search for a win in their inaugural AFLW season against the Western Bulldogs in round four, while GWS will face Brisbane Lions.


IMAGE: West Coast Eagles website.

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