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Cora Staunton Stars For Giants In 'Massive' Behind-Closed-Doors Win

Cora Staunton Stars For Giants In 'Massive' Behind-Closed-Doors Win

The Great Western Sydney Giants won their fourth game of the AFLW season on Sunday, defeating reigning champions Adelaide Crows.

In a game which was played behind-closed-doors, Cora Staunton was one of the stars for the Giants. The Mayo woman kicked two goals and a behind in a victory which leaves her side second in Conference A. She also caught six marks and had 12 disposals.

"Obviously it was a big game for the club," Staunton, who celebrated loudly at the final hooter, told Channel 7.

"I don't show too much emotion too often but we knew today coming in that it was a really big game for our season.

"We haven't beaten the Crows in AFLW in the four years that club's existed. It was a massive victory for us. Back-to-back wins. We want consistency in our season and thankfully, we've shown a bit today.

"It was a bit strange [playing without a crowd]. As professional athletes and sportspeople, you just have to deal with the situation.

"It's disappointing that there's no crowd here but we fully understand people's health is a lot more important than sport."

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Staunton has scored six goals in her last two games. That's as many as she scored in total last season.

"It's well documented with my leg break," she said.

"It's just over 10 months since I shattered it. I had four breaks and doubted myself sometimes whether I'd be able to come back. It's been a physical and mental battle.

"When you're on a bike, sitting in rehab, these are the days that you want."

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