AFLW Highlights: Kangaroos, Demons Dominate


Summary: North Melbourne and Melbourne put on impressive performances in the latest round of AFLW matches. North Melbourne recorded their highest-ever score to defeat Port Adelaide, while Melbourne dominated against West Coast with Alyssa Bannan kicking a career-high five goals. Collingwood also secured a win over Carlton to move into the top eight.

In a thrilling day of AFLW action, North Melbourne and Melbourne showcased their dominance on the field. North Melbourne achieved their highest-ever score as they defeated Port Adelaide by 63 points. The Kangaroos rebounded after a slow start, kicking 13 of the next 15 goals to secure a 13.9 (87) to 3.6 (24) victory. The win places North Melbourne in second position on the ladder, trailing only undefeated Adelaide. Meanwhile, Melbourne delivered a footballing lesson to West Coast with a 70-point win. Melbourne forward Alyssa Bannan was the standout performer, kicking a career-high five goals and setting up numerous scoring opportunities for her teammates. The final score was 11.16 (82) to 2.0 (12) in favor of Melbourne, who now sit equal on points with North Melbourne. In another match, Collingwood powered their way into the top eight with a hard-fought 17-point victory over Carlton. Collingwood’s strong start proved crucial as they held on to win 4.3 (27) to 1.4 (10). Captain Bri Davey led by example, scoring the team’s first goal and finishing the match with 21 possessions, 15 tackles, and nine clearances. These results have set the stage for an exciting end to the AFLW home-and-away season.

Tags: AFLW, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Collingwood, Port Adelaide, West Coast, Carlton