AFL W Round 5 Results
Crows Humble The Blues & Bulldogs Record First Victory Of 2022 Campaign
Aussie sports expert Jamie Samuel is back on board at The Pyrrhic. He'll be covering all things Australian sports. He marks his return to the sight with a round-up of the round 5 action in the AFLW.
Geelong 4.3.27 d West Coast 3.6.24
Geelong got their first win in an absolutely thrilling 3-point win over the West Coast Eagles. In a low-scoring, hard-hitting affair, Darcy Malony won the game for her side with a minute and a half remaining after intercepting a handball.
After a 3 goal to 1 first half, Geelong seemed to have the match under control. Geelong would go scoreless in the third quarter, as Mikayla Bowen kicked the only goal for the third quarter as early as the 3rd minute. By three-quarter time, the Eagles were only a kick behind.
A mark and snap Aimee Schmit with less than 2 minutes to play, put the Eagles 2 points up and in front for the first time on the night. But it was to be immediately canceled out, as Geelong got the clearance and off hands of a pack, Malony intercepted a handball and threw it on the boot for a goal to regain the lead for the Cats.
Dana Hooker threw it on the boot with five seconds left to the top of the square to try and get a mark and kick after the siren, but Geelong’s defense held firm and got the ball away off hands as the final siren sounded. Geelong held on for their first win of 2022 and snapped a 10-game home losing streak.
Geelong faces a stern test when they travel up to face the Gold Coast Suns next Sunday. West Coast also faces a tough trip to Victoria park against Collingwood next Saturday.
Brisbane 5.5.35 d Collingwood 1.5.11
Brisbane solidified their place in the top six, in an ultra-impressive victory over Collingwood. Once again the Magpies were only kept to a single goal for the entire match, as Brisbane ran away to a 24-point victory.
After a goalless first quarter, it was the Lions' huge second quarter that would set up their victory. Kicking three goals to keep Collingwood scoreless, with a half-time score of only 2 behinds. After the Lions got their fourth goal in a row, Elouise Chaston would kick Collingwood’s first and only goal of the game. As Greta Bodey kicked the only goal of the final quarter, it was the Lions who cruised to a 24-point win, their 3rd in a row.
The Lions will look to continue this winning form when they face St Kilda away on Friday night. While Collingwood will look to rebound against The Eagles at Victoria Park next Saturday.
Melbourne 5.8.38 d Gold Coast Suns 4.2.26
Melbourne has bounced back from its tough defeat to the Adelaide Crows, in an exciting 12-point victory on Saturday night at Casey Fields.
After a goalless first quarter from both sides, and a scoreless quarter from the Suns, in the second quarter the Suns got the opening goal through A Drennan. It was from this point on that Melbourne would take complete control of the game, kicking the next four goals.
Goals from Daisy Pearce and Eliza McNamara got the Dees out to a 10-point halftime lead. Before gaining more control in the third quarter, kicking the opening two goals. Ellie Hampson would kick the Suns' only goal of the third quarter as Melbourne held a 17-point lead at the final change.
An early Tayla Harris Goal would set up a winning position for Melbourne, as they took a 4-goal lead. Despite the efforts of Jamie Stanton and an incredible goal from Kalinda Howarth, it would not be enough for the Suns.
As the Demons held on by 12-points for their fourth win of the season. This win puts them up to 3rd position and sets up another massive opportunity to maintain that position when they face GWS at home next Sunday. While the Suns will look to rebound when they host Geelong next Sunday evening.
North Melbourne 3.8.26 d Fremantle 2.4.16
North Melbourne ended Fremantle’s 5-game undefeated streak to start the year, in a thrilling 10-point win on Sunday evening in Hobart.
After both sides only kicked one goal for the first half, it was North Melbourne who got the upper hand in the second half. Isabella Eddy would break the goal drought with just under two minutes remaining of the third quarter. Ebony Antonio pulled a crucial goal back for Fremantle with a little under 25 seconds left of the quarter.
Tahlia Randel would mark and kick the sealer for North Melbourne with just over 3 minutes remaining. As North held on for an impressive 10-point win, ending Fremantles winning run and sending a message to the competition that they will be a force to reckon with in 2022. Fremantle will look to rebound when they host Carlton next Saturday night, as North will look to continue its winning form against Richmond on Saturday afternoon.
Western Bulldogs 4.6.30 d Richmond 1.7.13
The Western Bulldogs have claimed their first victory of season 2022. Taking care of Richmond comfortably by 17-points.
After kicking 2 goals to 1 in the first half. It was the Dogs' third quarter that would set up the win. Goals from Ellie Blackburn and Celine Moody got the dogs 17-point three-quarter-time lead. That would be all they needed, as, despite a goalless last quarter from both sides, it would be good enough to see the Dogs home by 17, with the Tigers only managing a single goal for the afternoon.
Carlton 1.6.12 defeated by Adelaide Crows 7.9.51
Adelaide moved to the top of the ladder and remained the only undefeated side after 5 rounds, after quite literally embarrassing Carlton at Ikon Park 39-points.
After Adelaide kept Carlton goalless in the first half, along with two goals of their own, Georgia Gee kicked Carlton’s first and only goal of the game a little before halfway through the 3rd quarter. Alish Considine would get back a 3 goal buffer for the Crows and they would take that into three-quarter time.
Carlton’s humiliation was over, as Adelaide put the pedal to the metal in the last quarter, kicking the only three goals. Running out 39 point winners and moving to the top of the table. While for Carlton, this defeat really shows where they are at. Daniel Harford could really be in trouble, it is clear that Carlton needs to rebuild their side as it is struggling to be competitive and the last two weeks have been very low scoring for the Blues.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Blues when they travel to face Fremantle who currently sits second. Adelaide will look to continue its unbeaten run when they host the Western Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
Here's how the ladder looks at the completion of Round Five...
Jamie Samuel has completed a double degree in sports media and business at Holmesglen. He is passionate about sports including AFL, A-league, Basketball, and Cricket. He currently works full-time as a chief marketing officer for Apple iSports.
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