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Goulburn Valley AFLW exports

By Shepparton News

An inspired performance from Shepparton’s Angela Foley has allowed Adelaide to pinch its first win of the AFL Women’s season against newcomer Geelong on Sunday.

Foley, 30, was named third best after collecting 13 disposals, one mark and two tackles as the Crows ran rampant against the Cats at Norwood Oval, winning by 29 points.

Foley has bragging rights over two of her fellow Goulburn Valley exports — Becky Webster and Julia Crockett-Grills — with the Cats duo unable to get their side over the line.

But as one duo failed, another pair of exports succeeded, with former Euroa netballers Sarah and Jess Hosking helping Carlton break its year-long winless drought on Saturday.

The identical twins were all smiles as the Blues defeated GWS 10.5 (65) to 5.6 (36) at Blacktown International Sportspark to record their highest AFLW score.

Sarah was dominant in and around the contest — picking up nine touches — to be named third best.

Jess chipped in with five disposals, one mark and a tackle, playing off the half-back flank.

Western Bulldogs forward Bonnie Toogood was not able to feature on the list of goal-kickers for her side as the Bulldogs suffered their first defeat for the season against a red-hot North Melbourne.

The Mansfield export collected seven disposals, five marks and two tackles, as the Kangaroos handed the Bulldogs a 31-point defeat, 8.5 (53) to 3.4 (22).

The loss leaves the reigning premier at the bottom of Conference A and in desperate need of a win as it hosts Brisbane at VU Whitten Oval on Saturday night.