ICYMI | 2024 VFLW: Round 7

THE VFLW certainly had its fair share of surprises over the weekend, with not all results going the way many would have expected.

Darebin (2.3.15) lost to Port Melbourne (3.5.23)

Port Melbourne snapped its losing run with an eight point win over a valiant Darebin.

The Falcons pushed the reigning champs hard for most of the match, but the Borough ultimately showed their class and prevailed.

Emily Harley was the pick of the goal scorers for the Borough, while Ava Seton was a tackle machine and Belinda Woolcock also had a great game.

Meanwhile for the Falcons Monique DeMatteo was their only goal scoring, but their defence was the true hero of the day, with the likes of Riley Christgoergl and Katelyn Lee particularly starring.

Sydney (5.5.35) lost to Collingwood (5.7.37)

Sydney did not quite make it a clean sweep of its VFLW series, narrowly losing to Collingwood in its final match.

The Swans lead by two and a half goals at the final change, but the Pies fought back hard in the final term to snatch the win.

Sarah Sansonetti kicked two majors for the Pies, while Carly Remmos also had an influential game.

Meanwhile for the Swans Sofia Hurley and Tanya Kennedy were both tackling machines.

Carlton (5.3.33) defeated Geelong (4.6.30)

Carlton reversed the result from its Round 1 match against Geelong, this time defeating the Cats by three points.

The lead and momentum changed a number of times during the game, but ultimately the Blues held firm through a Geelong fight back to take the win.

Eliza Wood led the goal kicking for the Blues with two majors, while Simone Mooney had a very productive game.

Meanwhile Hannah Burchell kicked two majors for Geelong while Breanna Pratt was industrious for the visitors.

Southern Stars (3.5.23) lost to North Melbourne (3.6.24)

First up on Sunday, North Melbourne held on for a narrow win over the Saints.

In a pretty free flowing game, a late behind ultimately gave the Kangaroos the win.

Maddie Di Cosmo again had a very good game in the midfield for the Kangaroos, while Nicole Hales was a real general in defence.

Meanwhile for the Saints Chloe Hunt again led from the front in attack, while Abbey Tregellis was a tackle machine.

Casey (6.5.41) drew with Williamstown (6.5.41)

Williamstown has been involved in its second draw for the season, this time drawing with Casey.

The Seagulls lead by seven points at the final change, before the Dees kicked two goals to their one and levelled up proceedings.

Eliza Straford and Georgia Campbell led their respective sides’ goal scoring with two goals each, while Lori Stepnell and Meg Macdonald saw plenty of the ball each for their respective sides.

GWS (7.13.55) defeated Essendon (1.2.8)

Unlike their cross town rivals, the Giants did in fact clean sweep their VFLW series after they comfortably took care of the Bombers.

The Bombers went scoreless in the first half, but things could have been even worse for them if the Giants had kicked straight.

Olivia Edwards was the only multiple goal kicker on the ground with two to her name, while Mikayla Pauga also impressed for the Giants.

Meanwhile Scarlett Orritt was the only goal scorer for the Bombers, while skipper El Chaston saw plenty of the ball.

Western Bulldogs (8.7.55) defeated Box Hill (4.6.30)

Box Hill has lost its second match in a row, this time going down to the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs kicked three goals to one in the first term, and were able to maintain that kind of buffer for much of the rest of the match.

Ellie Blackburn starred on the scoring front for the Bulldogs with four goals to her name, while Vaomua Laloifi saw plenty of the ball on her return to the Bulldogs colours.

Meanwhile for the Bulldogs Tilly Lucas-Rodd led from the front in the midfield, while Rosie Dillon also impressed.

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