Shepparton’s Angela Foley and her Adelaide teammates will not have the opportunity to defend their premiership in this weekend’s AFLW grand final.
The Crows let the chance to book their ticket to the decider slip in the final stages of the regular season, going down to Collingwood by 21 points.
Foley had nine disposals, three marks and a tackle in the defeat, but it was another export from the region who had a sterner hand in the result.
Former Mansfield netball coach Lauren Tesoriero slotted a decisive major late in the final term to go with her eight touches and three tackles, putting the Magpies 13 points up and securing victory.
Former Eagles netballer Bonnie Toogood will look to follow in Foley’s footsteps though after her Western Bulldogs claimed the minor premiership.
Toogood had a quiet game as the Dogs defeated Melbourne by two points at the weekend, but would be confident of stamping her authority on the grand final contest, which will be against Brisbane at Ikon Park on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Hosking twins Sarah and Jess could not do enough to help Carlton avoid the wooden spoon.
The twins had 19 disposals and 11 tackles between them as the Blues fell to Fremantle by 11 points.
It was a disappointing finish to Carlton’s campaign following such a promising start.
The Blues began the season with back-to-back victories, but proceeded to lose their last five matches to drop to the bottom of the table.