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VFLW preview: Round 6

Sarah on VFLW and Carlton Respects. Sarah Hosking spoke to Carlton Media about the season so far and her involvement in Carlton Respects

CARLTON will look to secure its first win of the VFLW season as the Blues head home to Ikon Park this Saturday to take on the Western Bulldogs. 

For the first time in 2019, Ikon Park will host a Blues double header with the VFLW kicking off at 10:30am before the Northern Blues battle Footscray at 1:00pm.

Catch the livestream of both matches to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action.

Last time they met:

The Blues notched a first VFLW win on their home deck last time these two sides met in 2018, finishing 46 points the better side with a final score of 9.7 (61) to 2.3 (15).

Jorja Borg impressed for the Blues, but it was the ruck stylings of Breann Moody that earned a best-on-ground nod in the resounding victory.

Jess Hosking was influential up forward for the Blues, collecting two majors to finish Carlton’s leading goal-scorer.

Player to watch: Breann Moody 

Breann Moody has been dominating the ruck contest in her three games this season, averaging 28.6 hit-outs. 

Moody outnumbered her NT Thunder opponent 33 hit-outs to five in Carlton’s narrow seven-point loss at Latrobe University on Saturday.

Her efforts earned her a mention in the VFLW Team of the Week as she looks to continue a solid run of form.

 

Opposition to watch: Sarah Jolly 

Sarah Jolly has been one of the Bulldogs’ star players this season, averaging 14 disposals a game.

Jolly has kicked three goals from four games and is coming off an 18-disposal performance that earned her a place in the VFLW Team of the Week.  

Jolly was a standout for the Bulldogs last time these two sides met, finishing with 12 disposals, three marks and five tackles.

Shannon’s say:

“The Bulldogs move the ball really well. They haven’t lost a game yet so I’m expecting a high-pressure contest. Hopefully we can defend really well and then on the flip side, attack and be able to score like we did on the weekend. We had some really good signs on the weekend so we’re hoping for a win.”