Two women’s representative sides from the Southern and Great Southern football leagues battled it out on the freshly-trodden turf at Strathalbyn, following the Adelaide Crows v Fremantle Dockers JLT Series match.
It was a tough fight from both sides with Southern appearing to have control at the start, but the scoreboard never really reflected this.
Great Southern capitalised on Southern’s missed scoring shots and finished strongly to record the win in the historic first match between the two leagues.
Great Southern 5.8 (38)
Southern 0.6 (6)
Great Southern best players: Shaan Broadbent (Strathalbyn), Emma Gryczewski (McLaren), Annabel Thomas (Strathalbyn), Katrice Turner (Willunga), Patty Perry (Willunga) and Tasja Batzavalis (Mount Compass).
Great Southern goal kickers: Emma Gryczewski (McLaren), Annabel Thomas (Strathalbyn), Tessa Grant (Strathalbyn), Chloe Jacobs (Goolwa) and Georgina Jacobs (McLaren).