In Case You Missed It: AFLW Round 3 2023

Geelong (3.4.22) lost to North Melbourne (4.7.31)

  • North Melbourne kept an undefeated start to the season intact with a hard fought win over Geelong.
  • Geelong got the stronger start, but did not kick a goal after the second quarter as North fought back to take the win.

GWS (5.4.34) lost to Richmond (7.11.53)

  • Richmond pulled off a hardfought win over GWS thanks to two goals from Emilia Yassir to change the game.
  • Neither side came out of the match unscathed though, with both Alyce Parker and Jess Hosking going down injured.

Adelaide (12.9.81) defeated Essendon (5.4.34)

  • Adelaide ended Essendon’s undefeated start to the season with a win over the Bombers on Saturday afternoon, largely thanks to another stellar game from Danielle Ponter.
  • Although Bonnie Toogood impressed again for Essendon up forward, she lacked the support around her to get Essendon over the line.

Melbourne (12.11.83) defeated Western Bulldogs (6.5.41)

  • Melbourne remains undefeated in 2023 and retained the Hampson-Hardeman Cup after a big win over the Western Bulldogs.
  • The Bulldogs fought valiantly for much of the game but the Dees pulled away late to record a big win.

Fremantle (5.5.35) defeated Hawthorn (3.4.22)

  • Fremantle picked up its second win of the season with a win over Hawthorn.
  • Aine Tighe starred for Fremantle, kicking three majors in the win. It was quite the afternoon for the Irish, with only two goals kicked in the match not from the boot of an Irishwoman.

St Kilda (7.6.48) lost to Port Adelaide (8.8.56)

  • Port Adelaide picked up its first win of the season – and first ever on the road – after a come from behind win against St Kilda.
  • St Kilda led for most of the afternoon, but fatigued late as the Power ran over the top of the Saints.

West Coast (3.6.24) lost to Carlton (12.5.77)

  • Carlton picked up its second win of the season with a dominant win over West Coast, which all began in the middle with a domination of the ruck contest by Breann Moody and Jess Good, which allowed the likes of Mimi Hill and Abbie McKay to get on top around the ball.
  • Carlton continued to show a new found fast ball movement which worked really well, embodied by the star performance of Keeley Skepper.

Collingwood (2.9.21) lost to Gold Coast (5.3.33)

  • Gold Coast picked up one of the biggest wins of the club’s history, downing Collingwood away from home thanks to another stellar performance from Jamie Stanton.
  • Collingwood certainly had its chances and had more scoring shots than the Suns, but could not convert.

Brisbane (14.3.87) defeated Sydney (4.8.32)

  • Brisbane picked up its first ever win at Brighton Homes Arena with a huge win over Sydney.
  • Brisbane was relentless from the get-go, with a high tackle intensity and kicking the first six goals of the match to ultimately run away with the win.

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