Key Crows Defender Slapped With AFLW Ban

Bad to worse for Adelaide

Key Crows Defender Slapped With AFLW Ban

Adelaide's faltering AFLW title defence has suffered a fresh blow, with defender Angela Foley offered a one-match ban.

Foley was charged by AFL match review officer Michael Christian with kneeing Melbourne star Daisy Pearce in the final quarter of the Crows' 32-point loss at Casey Fields on Saturday. 

The incident was assessed as intentional conduct with medium impact to the body.

She can accept a one-match suspension, ruling her out of a must-win clash against the Western Bulldogs, or risk a two-game ban if she takes her case to the tribunal. 

The reigning premiers are winless after two rounds and host the unbeaten Bulldogs at Norwood Oval on Saturday.

Fremantle's Stacey Barr was the only other player to be offered a suspension following Christian's review of the second round of the AFLW season. 

Barr can also accept a one-match ban after she was charged with striking Collingwood's Chloe Molloy in the fiery opening term of the Dockers' 13-point win in front of a record crowd at Perth's Optus Stadium.

She also risks missing two games if she unsuccessfully pleads her case at the tribunal. 

Three other players - Collingwood's Ilish Ross, Greater Western Sydney's Phoebe McWilliams and the Dockers' Alicia Janz - can accept reprimands.