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Phillips again nominated for AFLW MVP of the Week

An outstanding performance from Adelaide star Erin Phillips headlines the Round 4 AFLW MVP of the Week nominations, proudly supported by Snaffle. 

Whilst Greater Western Sydney defender Nicola Barr and Gold Coast Suns midfielder Alison Drennan earned themselves the other two nominations for the weekly award, after influential outings in their sides’ respective victories. 

Helping to catapult her side to the top of the ladder, Erin Phillips was prolific in Adelaide’s 4.11 (35) to 3.3 (21) win over Melbourne at Norwood Oval on Saturday. 

The premiership player played a starring role up forward, booting three goals and finishing with 17 disposals and six tackles. 

Phillips’ efforts in the Crows’ 14-point win were nothing short of spectacular, with arguably her best goal coming early in the third quarter, snapping off one step from 45m out to set the tone for the rest of the match. 

Defender Nicola Barr flipped the script and headed up forward to help the undermanned Greater Western Sydney earn the 7.1 (43) to 2.10 (22) victory over an inaccurate Western Bulldogs side at Henson Park on Sunday. 

Having never kicked a goal in her 33-match career, the former number one draft pick excelled with three goals in the Giants 21-point win, despite her side losing the inside 50m count 33-21. 

Having enjoyed her run in a new role Barr was buzzing after the game, counting the win as one of the best she’s ever experienced. 

Running machine Alison Drennan was also sensational in Gold Coast’s come-from-behind win against Richmond at Metricon Stadium on Sunday. 

The Suns’ 5.9 (39) to 5.4 (34) victory marks the first time that the club has won back-to-back games. 

Drennan’s work in the midfield throughout the match kept her side within reach of victory. 

But the 31-year old’s true brilliance shone through when the Suns’ entered the final term trailing by eight points. 

The former track athlete kicked it up a notch in the last quarter, collecting 11 of her 27 disposals and five of her nine clearances to secure the Suns’ five-point victory.