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Top 5 stats: AFLW Round 5

AFLW Highlights | Adelaide v Carlton Watch the highlights from Carlton's round five AFLW match against Adelaide.

COMING up against an ultra-competitive Adelaide Crows at Norwood Oval, the Game Changers challenged fiercely on Saturday night, keen to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to the Bulldogs.   

Despite signs of improvement with the team's ball movement, the Blues were unable to harvest another win on the road, falling short to the reigning premiers by 35 points.

We dissect the top-five player stats from Carlton’s Round 5 defeat:  

KERRYN HARRINGTON 
GAME-HIGH 8 UNCONTESTED POSSESSIONS 

Days after her 26th birthday, the former basketballer ran rampant around Norwood Oval, providing plenty of pace throughout Carlton’s engine room.  

Producing an equal game-high eight uncontested possessions among 11 disposals at 82 per cent efficiency, Harrington offered the spark the Blues have craved in recent weeks.   

KATIE LOYNES 
GAME-HIGH 10 TACKLES  

A knock to the head and heavy strapping tape is to show for the tenacious midfielder’s game-high 10 tackles.  

 

Despite a losing effort, her 15 pressure acts demonstrated the massive presence she brought to the contests.   

BREANN MOODY 
GAME-HIGH 5 CLEARANCES 

The 20-year-old utility used her physical presence to the Blues' advantage, winning a game-high five clearances.   

Moody’s ruckwork was instrumental in keeping the Blues in the game early, while she continued her impressive run of form in defence this season.  

KATE GILLESPIE-JONES 
GAME-HIGH 9 INTERCEPTS  

The 26-year-old has improved in every match as the season progresses, having her breakthrough game on Saturday night in Adelaide.   

Accumulating a game-high nine intercepts, along with an equal team-high eight contested possessions, Gillespie-Jones displayed a ruthless attack on the footy.

TAYLA HARRIS 
TEAM-HIGH 366M GAINED  

Returning to the side from suspension, Harris was eager to make amends for her misdemeanour 

A late first-term goal got the Game Changers firing, while her strong work rate around the ground resulted in a team-high 366m gained.