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Gutsy GIANTS Go Down in Drummoyne

Jacinda Barclay had the long sleeves on for Friday night's match as she moved through traffic against the Kangaroos. - AFLW,GWS Giants,North Melbourne,Drummoyne Oval
Jacinda Barclay had the long sleeves on for Friday night's match as she moved through traffic against the Kangaroos.

NORTH Melbourne has shrugged off two weather delays and a gutsy GIANTS outfit to continue its dream start to the NAB AFL Women's competition and post a 25-point win on Friday night at Drummoyne Oval.

The start of the match was delayed by 43 minutes after lightning and heavy rain hit the ground in Sydney, eventually getting under way at 7.58pm AEDT.

Then with just under five minutes left in the second term, three light towers went out, with GIANTS coach Alan McConnell taking advantage of the opportunity to have a word to his charges from behind the fence.

Both teams were sent to their respective changerooms by the umpires before the lights came back on. The rest of the second quarter was eventually completed, followed by a six-minute half-time break, rather than the usual 20, as per AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking's directive.

The GIANTS trailed by only eight points at the final break, but a couple of quick goals from star North ruck Emma King effectively ended the contest.

A left shoulder injury for GIANTS defender Emma Swanson early in the first quarter ruled her out of the game, while the Roos will monitor Ashleigh Riddell's right ankle concern, who was sporting crutches after the contest.

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GIANTS           1.2       1.6       2.8       2.11 (23)                                
NORTH MELBOURNE              2.2       3.2       4.4       7.6 (48)

GOALS
GIANTS: Eva, Bonner
North Melbourne: Em King 2, Bateman 2, Garner, Gillespie-Jones, Abbatangelo

BEST 
GIANTS: Dal Pos, Staunton, Eva, Beeson, Barr
North Melbourne: Kearney, Duffin, Ashmore, Em King, Stanton, Bruton

INJURIES 
GIANTS: Swanson (left shoulder), Staunton (nose)
North Melbourne: Riddell (right ankle)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Rebeschini, Lewis, Strybos  

Official crowd: 1365 at Drummoyne Oval