Richmond star Monique Conti has put in another dazzling display to help her side surge into the AFLW top four with a 43-point hammering of GWS.
Conti shone in wet and windy conditions, kicking three goals from 23 disposals as best afield as the Tigers posted a 9.4 (58) to 2.3 (15) victory in Mildura.
The margin gave Richmond a massive percentage boost that lifted them above Collingwood into fourth spot with one round left to play.
It was the Tigers’ seventh straight win, extending their club-record streak after they managed six victories in their previous three seasons in the competition.
Conti was a class above, calm in traffic and busy around contests, and laid an equal game-high eight tackles.
“She copped a lot of attention today but she just works her way through it and works for her teammates,” Tigers coach Ryan Ferguson said.
“She’s playing a really strong, hard, tough brand of footy and she’s got the run in the legs to make it hard for people to stop her.”
The 22-year-old midfielder had plenty of assistance from capable teammates, with Grace Egan (19 disposals, one goal), Jess Hosking (18, one) and Ellie McKenzie (15 disposals, eight tackles) all influential.
Gabrielle Seymour (16 disposals) was busy and 파라오사이트 Stella Reid kicked two goals, while defender Bec Miller made a successful return after five weeks out with a hamstring injury.
Richmond made use of a stiff breeze to build a 26-point lead by quarter-time on the back of a 13-0 differential in forward entries.
GWS only trimmed the margin by eight points in the second term and the Tigers made them pay in the third, with two Conti goals putting the result beyond doubt.
Neither side managed to score into the wind until the final term, when Brennan kicked a behind before setting up a goal for local star Courtney Wakefield.
Richmond finished with a 32-20 inside-50 advantage and won the tackle count 72-62.
“Our tackle pressure right up until the final siren was a weapon for us,” Ferguson said.
“To play out every moment is important to what we are and the brand of footy that we’re trying to create.”
Alyce Parker (18 disposals, one goal) was the Giants’ best, while captain Alicia Eva (13) battled away despite requirement treatment on a right foot injury early in the match.