INS: Sinead Goldrick
OUTS: Chantel Emonson
Melbourne has made one change for Round 7, with Sinead Goldrick coming in to face Adelaide on Saturday night.
The zippy defender returns after missing last week’s clash due to hamstring pain and will be a much-welcomed addition off half back against an in-form Crows outfit.
Making way is Chantel Emonson, who, after struggling to find her best form in recent weeks, has been omitted.
She joins Niamh McEvoy on the emergency list this week.
Accuracy the target
After struggling to hit the scoreboard in the two rounds prior, Melbourne was much better in front of goal last week.
The Demons managed nine goals against St Kilda in the 44-point win, but inaccuracy was still a sticking point, registering 12 behinds.
While coach Mick Stinear was pleased with the amount of scoring opportunities his side created, the focus will again be on maximising these and getting that reward for effort.
Daisy Pearce surprised many in Round 6, switching up her defensive position for the forward line.
The move paid off, and immediately. Melbourne’s skipper kicked the opening goal of the game, before following it up later with a third-term major. She also managed 13 disposals and six marks.
Pearce is set to feature at full forward once again on Saturday night, with the Dees hopeful she can replicate her efforts against Adelaide.
Another cracking contest at Casey
With just three games of the home-and-away season remaining, the competition for spots in the Top 6 is certainly heating up.
The Dees currently sit in sixth position, two spots behind Adelaide, and will be eager to make the most of the home-ground advantage under lights.
It will be Melbourne’s fourth game at Casey Fields and its penultimate of the regular season – it takes on Brisbane at home in a fortnight’s time.
For those keen to get to the ground, there are still some tickets available through Ticketmaster, with fans reminded that all attendees must secure a ticket before arriving.
The game will be shown live on 7mate (depending on location) and Fox Footy, as well as being streamed via the womens.afl, the AFLW app and Kayo.
Check out the Demons’ full team below.