DYNASTY: Crows exorcise Grand Final Demons to win third premiership

Written by sidhanta

JUST in case there was any lingering doubt, Adelaide has firmly cemented its claim as the first dynasty of the NAB AFLW competition, 

As they say in the classics, the 4.5 (29) to 2.4 (16) result at Adelaide Oval was a game of high intensity halves.

Adelaide reigned supreme in the first, but didn't fully capitalise on the scoreboard, while Melbourne's pressure and hard work got them back into the contest in the second.

The Dees had closed the gap to seven points in the final term, but Adelaide found a rare bit of space on the open side of the ground, coolly and calmly finding targets

The inclusion of Jasmyn Hewett as ruck cover for the suspended Montana McKinnon paid immediate dividends, taking a mark on the goal-line 

Adelaide was playing with the maturity and discipline that comes with being in your fourth Grand Final.

That's not to say Melbourne was panicking – not by any stretch – but the Crows were well structured both in defence and around the stoppages.

History on Scottie Scheffler’s side heading into day three of 86th