GEELONG forward Jordy Ivey could find herself under the AFLW match review microscope for an incident that left Richmond star Katie Brennan unable to play out Saturday’s match in Bendigo.
Ivey made front-on head-high contact with Brennan just before the three-quarter time siren of the Cats’ 22-point win, leaving the star Tiger dazed and needing several moments to get to her feet.
“Jordy, unfortunately, got her footwork wrong in that contest and gave away a free kick for high contact,” coach Paul Hood said.
“She’s fatigued, she’s working really hard, and people make mistakes.
“There’s no need to give her a hard time about it; it’s just a matter of “do your best at every single contest you can, and keep going after the game – help us win the game”.”
It was a rare lowlight for Geelong, which posted its highest score (10.7) and its best quarter score (6.1 in the second term) to record its first win of the 2020 AFLW season and move it to within four points of the Conference A top three.
“We’re pretty aware of our scoring benchmarks, so we were really happy to have a score as high as we did today,” Cats coach Paul Hood said.
“We were really happy with the way that we attacked at times and were able to use the ball, mark it well overhead and get a lot of inside 50s.
“It was a super day and a springboard into the rest of the season.”