Adelaide have stormed into the AFLW finals with a comprehensive 56-point win over the Western Bulldogs.
Ebony Marinoff led the way with 24 possessions for the Crows, who confirmed their finals berth with a 12.6 (78) to 3.4 (22) win at Norwood Oval on Sunday.
Adelaide had winners across every line with Anne Hatchard, Rhiannon Metcalfe and Stevie-Lee Thompson important at the contest, while Chloe Scheer booted three goals.
Brooke Lochland and Ellie Blackburn worked hard for the Bulldogs, but Adelaide’s intensity and pressure on the ball carrier troubled the visitors from the outset.
After booting just two goals in their last-start loss to Melbourne, the Crows flew out of the blocks with three majors in the first quarter.
Bonnie Toogood brought the margin back to 13 points at quarter-time with her first, but the Bulldogs were besieged in the second term.
Adelaide’s pressure forced turnover after turnover, Scheer and Caitlin Gould each adding their second goals inside the last minute to send the home side into the main break with a 33-point lead.
Ash Woodland kicked the only goal of the third quarter, players on both sides appearing to fatigue in the warm conditions.
Danielle Ponter climbed high to take a stunning mark early in the final term.
She didn’t convert after the big grab, but the clinical Crows finished the job and boosted their percentage with a four-goals-to-one quarter.
Adelaide will host Collingwood to finish the minor round while the Dogs will take on Richmond needing a win and results to go their way to make the final six.