GIANTS Thump Lions in AFLW Practice Match

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The GIANTS have recorded a resounding 34 point win over the Brisbane Lions in a practice match at Tom Wills Oval on Sunday.

The GIANTS kept Brisbane goalless in the 5.7 (37) to 0.3 (3) win with a number of established and new GIANTS impressing just two weeks out from round one.

Alyce Parker was explosive in the midfield and off back and combined brilliantly with ruck Jess Allan.

Ingrid Nielsen showed positive signs in a new role as a key forward kicking two goals, while Yvonne Bonner kicked a goal despite playing further up the ground.

The GIANTS’ backline of Ellie Brush, Pepa Randall and Tanya Hetherington kept things tight while Elle Bennetts and Nicola Barr provided great run off half-back.

New arrivals Emily Goodsir and Lisa Steane showed positive signs with their attack on the ball around the contest, while Sarah Halvorsen was tireless at half-forward.

Jess Dal Pos and new captain Alicia Eva were also busy in the midfield as Aimee Schmidt showed positive signs in a new role along half-back but crept forward and kicked a goal in the third quarter.

The GIANTS now have two weeks until they face the Gold Coast Suns at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday, February 8.

GIANTS 5.7 (37)
Brisbane 0.3 (3)


GIANTS: Nielsen 2; Bonner, Schmidt, Beeson 1.