13/04/2024

Ashleigh Woodland and Ebony Marinoff celebrate. (Picture: Jack Hudson)

The contributors to The Inner Sanctum have delivered their verdicts on how the AFLW Grand Final will play out, ahead of the decider.

The contributors to The Inner Sanctum have delivered their verdicts on how the AFLW Grand Final will play out, ahead of the decider.

Winner: Melbourne
Margin: Eight points
Best on ground: Karen Paxman
First goalscorer: Daisy Pearce
A sure thing: Daisy Pearce makes her first grand final count with the match-winning goal.

Thomas Grattan

Winner: Adelaide
Margin: 21 points
Best on ground: Ebony Marinoff
First goalscorer: Danielle Ponter
A sure thing: Crows crowd set the benchmark again with another sold-out grand final.

Lachlan Dand

Winner: Melbourne
Margin: 10 points
Best on ground: Ebony Marinoff
First goalscorer: Erin Phillips
A sure thing: Karen Paxman to fight and scrap helping the Demons get over the line.

Jordan Janssen

Winner: Adelaide Crows
Margin: 14 points
Best on ground: Anne Hatchard
First goalscorer: Daisy Pearce
A sure thing: The trio of Hatchard, Marinoff and Phillips to dominate the midfield.

Ethan Lee Chalk

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Winner: Melbourne
Margin: Eight points
Best on ground: Lauren Pearce
First goalscorer: Erin Phillips
A sure thing: Lauren Pearce to have 10+ disposals and 15+ hitouts.

Josh Ward

Winner: Melbourne
Margin: Two points
Best on ground: Tayla Harris
First goalscorer: Erin Phillips
A sure thing: Ebony Marinoff and Anne Hatchard to combine for 40+ disposals.

Madeline Irwin

Winner: Melbourne
Margin: Five points
Best on ground: Ebony Marinoff
First goalscorer: Ashleigh Woodland
A sure thing: Daisy Pearce and Tayla Harris combine for a Melbourne goal.

Kristin Sims

Winner: Adelaide
Margin: 10 points
Best on ground: Ebony Marinoff
First goalscorer: Alyssa Bannan
A sure thing: Chelsea Randall will go back with the flight and do whatever it takes to repel all day after missing out last year.

Jono Baruch

Winner: Melbourne
Margin: 25 points
Best on ground: Tayla Harris
First Goalscorer: Kate Hore
A sure thing: Third time’s a charm for Tayla Harris.

Monique Quercio

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