In Case You Missed It: AFLW Round 5 2023
IT was a nice spread out round of AFL Women’s over the weekend, with four days worth of action and plenty of surprises along the way.
Geelong (4.1.25) lost to Melbourne (11.8.74)
- Melbourne’s undefeated record remained in tact after a solid win over Geelong.
- Geelong certainly challenged the Dees for a fair chunk of the match, but once Melbourne’s handball game got going, it was hard to stop.
- Gabby Colvin played an important role in shutting down Chloe Scheer, which helped significantly sway the tide of the game.
Richmond (4.6.30) defeated Fremantle (5.7.37)
- Fremantle got back on the winners list with a win over Richmond.
- Richmond fought back late in the second half, but ultimately left their run too late.
- Richmond’s approach to feeding its forward 50 was poor in the first half, which allowed the Dockers to skip ahead.
Carlton (6.8.44) defeated Sydney (6.3.39)
- Carlton also got back on the winners list with a hard fought win over the Swans.
- The Swans almost caused an upset, but ultimately ran out of time to fully complete it.
Western Bulldogs (6.0.36) lost to St Kilda (8.6.54)
- St Kilda picked up a second win in a row after defeating the Bulldogs to keep their opponents winless to start 2023.
- Despite a second term Bulldogs fightback, the Saints held firm to keep their opponents to one goal in the second half to take the win.
West Coast (6.3.39) defeated Port Adelaide (4.9.33)
- West Coast finally got on the board in 2023 with a win over the Power.
- It was close for much of the night, but strong ball movement is what ultimately helped the Eagles prevail.
Collingwood (6.7.44) defeated Essendon (3.6.24)
- Collingwood returned to the winners list with a solid win over Essendon.
- Alana Porter was particularly impressive as the Magpies kicked away late to take the win.
- Things went from bad to worse for Essendon late when Sophie Alexander was carted off late with a serious head knock.
North Melbourne (4.8.32) defeated GWS (0.2.2)
- North Melbourne bounced from last weekend’s shock loss with a win over GWS.
- In a low scoring affair, the Giants really pushed the Kangaroos but errors transitioning into attack really cost the young Giants.
- It was such a low scoring match due to the high number of tackles and defensive pressure from both sides.
Hawthorn (5.2.32) lost to Brisbane (8.11.59)
- Brisbane continued on its merry winning ways, defeating Hawthorn largely thanks to a move into the midfield from Breanna Koenen.
- Dakota Davidson also dominated, booting three majors.
- Hawthorn relied too much on midfield dominance, but their defence struggled while under siege.
Adelaide (7.5.47) defeated Gold Coast (2.3.15)
- Adelaide kept its undefeated record in tact, largely thanks to its firepower after the Suns matched it in the midfield.
- Madison Newman dominated with a career best game of 25 disposals, nine marks, and 501m gained, which was 178m more than anyone else on the park.
- However, Lucy Single claimed another scalp in her tagging career, reducing Ebony Marinoff‘s influence on the game.