ICYMI | 2024 VFLW: Round 4

In a second consecutive jam packed Saturday in the VFLW, sides like Collingwood finally got on the board while others like the Bulldogs and Geelong copped some big scares but still prevailed.

Western Bulldogs (4.4.28) defeated Essendon (3.8.26)

The Western Bulldogs got back on the winners list with a narrow win over Essendon.

Essendon fought back hard in the last term and almost pinched it off the Dogs, but did not make the most of its chances and the Bulldogs held on.

Imogen Milford and Dominique Carbone impressed for the Bulldogs, as did Georgia Nanscawen and Ashlea Melnikas for the Bombers.

Box Hill (4.7.31) defeated Williamstown (3.3.21)

Box Hill is now the last undefeated side in the competition after holding off the Seagulls.

A late goal in the first term turned the tide for the Hawks, who went on to lead for the rest of the match.

Danika Spamer continued to be a tackling machine for the Hawks, while Rosie Dillon had a strong game around the contest.

Meanwhile Sharnie Whiting was in fine form in front of goal for the Seagulls, while Ashlee Thorneycroft was busy in midfield.

Collingwood (4.5.29) defeated Carlton (1.6.12)

Collingwood is on the board this VFLW season after a solid win over Carlton.

The Pies kept Carlton goalless in the first term to establish an early buffer, and they were able to maintain that buffer for the rest of the game.

Sarah Ingram and Maya Ellin led the way in midfield for Collingwood, while both Keeley Skepper and Eliza Wood impressed for Carlton.

Casey (8.4.52) defeated Port Melbourne (4.5.29)

Casey handed the Borough their first loss of 2024, with the Dees winning by almost four goals.

It was a slow start from both sides, but the Dees then kicked away in the second term to stamp their authority on the game, and things just progressed from there.

Niamh O’Neill and Alyssa Bannan both kicked two majors each for Casey, as did Kaitlyn O’Keefe for the Borough.

GWS (9.10.64) defeated Southern Saints (0.2.2)

The Giants made another statement in their second match back in the VFLW, with another huge win this time over the Saints.

A scoreless first term from the Saints set the tone for the match, as the Giants continued to kick away as the match progressed.

Zarlie Goldsworthy had a stellar game for the Giants, which included booting four majors, while Mikayla Pauga was a tackling machine.

Meanwhile for the Saints Alexandra Hynes almost had the same number of tackles as disposals, while Charlotte Ryan had another strong game.

Geelong (5.3.33) defeated Darebin (4.2.26)

Geelong survived a bit of a scare to pick up its second win of the 2024 season.

Darebin led at both half time and three quarter time, but the Cats kicked two goas one in the last term to take the win.

Breanna Pratt kicked two goals for Geelong in the win, including the crucial first one of the last term, while Zoe Larkins was a tackling machine, landing 10 tackles.

Meanwhile for Darebin Monique DeMatteo kicked two majors, while Angelica Gogos was a clearance machine, recording 10 clearances.

Sydney (17.12.114) defeated North Melbourne (4.1.25)

Sydney also made a statement in its second game in their VFLW stint, with a massive win over the Roos.

The Kangaroos were never really in the match as they were only able to manage a goal per quarter, while the Swans had six in the first term alone.

Bella Smith and Cynthia Hamilton kicked three majors each for the Swans, while Nyakoat Dojiok was leading scorer for the visitors with two goals to her name.

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