The VFLW Hawks suffered a tough loss against Carlton on Saturday at Ikon Stadium.

With a team of less experienced players, they were sadly outclassed by the more skilful Blues.

Despite the loss, coach Bec Goddard has picked out her best performing players on the ground.

VFLW match report R5: Experienced Blues too good for young Hawks

Katie Angelis

“Katie Angelis had a terrific game. She was the only player who played four consistent quarters and beat her opponent. She kicked some really great goals, and was prepared to put her body on the line the whole game.”

Nicole Cormack

“Cormack was pretty willing with the footy when she had it, and made some good decisions at the time. She knew when to surge with the footy, and looked to the offside of the ground to mix it up, and set up our attack.”

Catherine Brown

“Catherine Brown is just so flexible over the ground – she started out in defence, and made some really important kick-ins. She also moved into the mid-field and is just prepared to stick her head over the footy.”

Jessie Williams

“Jessie was a really lively forward today. We moved her up onto the wings just to try to generate a little bit of run and cause one of the hardest defenders to come out and defend her. We thought that helped the game significantly, particularly in the last quarter.”

Tayah Kelly

“Tayah had her best quarter in the last quarter. She's still finding her match fitness, and she’s getting there each week, but she was prepared to use her body to help the team in the last quarter and I was very proud of her for that.”

Jenna Richardson

“Jenna was one of the most consistent backs of the day. She’s learning her craft, but I really love the way that she attacked the footy when it came down and her accountability was excellent.”