Wollongong Saints suffer first AFL Sydney Women's loss

Setback: Forward Rylee McGartland kicked two in the Saints loss.
Setback: Forward Rylee McGartland kicked two in the Saints loss.

New GWS Giants development squad player Rylee McGartland kicked two, but it couldn’t prevent the Wollongong Saints suffering a shock first loss for the AFL Sydney Women’s season. 

The Saints fell 6.6 (42) to 5.8 (38) to now third-placed East Coast Eagles, just a month after beating them by 51 points. 

And they face another crucial showdown against second-placed Pennant Hills Demons next weekend, both teams now at 7-1.

The Saints AFL South Coast team also went down, as Kiama kicked two goals in the final term to secure a 5.5 (35) to 2.1 (13) victory. 

Eliza Skorulis and Hannah O’Leary were the Power’s best, moving them to third ahead of the Saints on percentage.  Nowra-Albatross and Dapto picked up their first points of the inaugural AFL South Coast Women’s league with a thrilling draw on Saturday. 

Sarah Johnson kicked the only goal of the game, as the Vikings managed seven behinds, as they finished Dapto 1.1 (7) to Nowra-Albatross 0.7 (7).

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