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North holds nerve to break glass ceiling

NORTH Melbourne has broken its AFL Women’s Grand Final hoodoo, holding their nerve in a tense final quarter of yesterday’s preliminary final to defeat Adelaide and reach a maiden women’s decider. For the second time in the space of only a month, it was a nail-biter that was ultimately decided by one tense final quarter, […]

Midfield muscle helps Geelong earn upset

GEELONG pulled off a huge upset in the AFL Women’s yesterday afternoon, defeating reigning premiers Melbourne by five points in the second semi final. After dominating for three quarters the Cats almost let things slip away in the final quarter but held on to pull off the win and move on to a Preliminary Final. […]

Kangas hop into prelim after Dee-molition

NORTH Melbourne has had many impressive performances over the years, but few could argue that yesterday’s demolition of reigning premiers Melbourne to reach the 2023 AFL Women’s Preliminary Finals was not the finest of the lot. Consistently reminded externally of their inability to win big games – notably against the other top three sides – […]

How Geelong ensured history did not repeat itself

GEELONG made history yesterday afternoon, defeating Essendon to win its first ever AFL Women’s Final and move on to the semi-finals stage. The win completed a double turnaround for the Cats, both from last year’s elimination final and from Round 6 this season, which is when the Cats and Bombers last played before yesterday. But […]

Swans show adaptability and growth in historic finals win

SYDNEY Swans created history last night, defeating Gold Coast Suns in the first elimination final to win their first ever final from just their second season in the AFL Women’s competition. Not only was last night’s win a sign of how far the team has come in the last 12 months or so, but one […]

From cygnets to signalling their arrival: Swans claim finals place

AN ever-threatening Swans outfit broke the shackles of the Dockers late to herald a coda for an astounding 2023 turnaround after season seven’s win-less campaign. The victory shook down a cathartic thunder and sets up a tantalising first finals berth against the Suns. To the credit of the 13th-placed purple team, despite being well shot […]

Strong and bold Tigers of old bake Pies

RICHMOND might have missed out on finals in the 2023 AFL Women’s, but the Tigers certainly have plenty to drawn upon from in their final outing. The Tigers needed all the results going their way to reach finals, and though they ultimately fell short by a poor percentage, they helped that with a dominant 62-point […]

Excellent Exon helps Saints end ’23 on a high

SUNDAY afternoon saw St Kilda’s 2023 AFLW season come to a bit of a bittersweet end, with a win over Carlton that wasn’t quite big enough to nab them a spot in the finals. One player who did play a bit of an impressive role in the win was veteran Nat Exon. Not normally one […]

Lions study up to tame reigning premiers

BRISBANE picked up one of its biggest wins of its season, defeating Melbourne by 25 points to secure a top four berth and double chance. Much like Adelaide a month prior, it was clear Brisbane had done its homework on the Dees and again beat the reigning premiers at their own game. There were many […]

Stoppage dominance key to Crows’ win

A REMARKABLE stoppage differential in both the hitouts and clearances helped Adelaide defeat a gallant West Coast on the road, securing the all-important minor premiership. Though many expected the Crows to romp to an easy victory over the bottom four side, the Eagles never gave in, and Adelaide fought to the line to win, 11.5 […]

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