The Sydney Swans have welcomed the actual fact they may begin underdogs in their AFLW semifinal against minor premiers Adelaide.
- The Swans defeated the Suns 9.4 (58) to six.5 (41)
- Chloe Molloy kicked three targets in the Swans’ victory
- Swans coach Scott Gowans says his group has “nothing to lose”
The Crows will enter subsequent weekend’s match as agency favourites, however the Swans’ upset win over Gold Coast in Saturday night time’s elimination remaining will give them pause for thought.
The Swans triumphed 9.4 (58) to six.5 (41) in Carrara, with Chloe Molloy kicking three targets for the victors.
It is a shocking transformation from a group that went winless in their debut season final 12 months.
“All year I’ve been thinking to myself, ‘How would we go playing against a top-four side?’,” Swans coach Scott Gowans stated.
“Now we get that opportunity, so we’ll know next week.
“Why not us? We simply take the perspective we now have nothing to lose. We genuinely imagine we are able to compete. We’ll dive into Adelaide and see how we go.”
Like her coach, Swans co-captain Molloy was excited by what is possible against the Crows.
“We can do something … the way in which we have developed all through the season,” she stated.
“We by no means thought we might be right here and that is the fantastic thing about it.”
Molloy was outstanding against the Suns, prompting high praise from Gowans.
“I’ve at all times stated she’s the perfect feminine footballer I’ve seen and I’ll stick by it,” Gowans stated.
“She has the power to take the sport by the scruff of the neck … she has the soccer IQ to place herself behind the ball, in the center or ahead after which she’s very, very exhausting to tag.
“She doesn’t have to get 35 possessions to influence a game. If she gets 15 to 20, she’s usually going to be damaging.”
While the Swans have been celebrating their Gold Coast journey, the win got here at a price.
Forward Bec Privitelli injured her left ankle in the primary quarter and Gowans was pessimistic that she would recuperate in time for subsequent weekend.
Meanwhile, the Crows will likely be seeking to bounce again after the Lions received the the higher of them in their qualifying remaining on Saturday afternoon.
The Lions booked a preliminary remaining berth with their 6.3 (39) to five.7 (37) win at Norwood Oval.