Jess passes first test

February 06, 2018

Former Euroa netballer Jess Hosking soaks in the win following her first AFLW match. Picture: AAP Image/Hamish Blair

After spending last year on Carlton’s list without playing a game, Jess Hosking relished her opportunity to pull on the Blues’ jumper for the first time.

After being selected in the inaugural AFLW draft, despite needing time to recover for an anterior cruciate ligament injury, the former Euroa netballer finally joined her sister Sarah on the field.

The two celebrated Carlton’s eight-point defeat of Collingwood, with Jess among the best for the winning side.

In front of nearly 20000 at Ikon Park, Jess finished with nine disposals and Sarah gathered 10.

Mansfield’s Bonnie Toogood went from a place on the Western Bulldogs’ rookie list to playing a starring role in her side’s first AFLW game for the season.

Toogood was part of an eventful match against Fremantle, influencing the Bulldogs’ 26-point win over the Dockers.

The netball ace kicked her first goal in the final quarter, further sealing the match at Whitten Oval.

Toogood was assessed by the match review panel for contact on Fremantle’s Ashlee Atkins, but new MRP boss Michael Christian deemed the contact occurred as Toogood was contesting the ball.

Shepparton product Angela Foley was one of the only positives in Adelaide’s loss to Brisbane.

In a rematch of last season’s grand final, the Lions dominated the Crows to take the game by two goals.

Foley stayed strong in defence despite the loss, rebounding plenty of ball with her 13 disposals comprised mostly of kicks.

Foley will look to change the fortunes of her side when the Crows travel to play Melbourne on Saturday.

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