AFLW Round 2 Highlights
The second round of the AFLW over the weekend gave us some higher margins than round one as the competition warms up and the teams claw their way up the ladder.
A 43-minute rain delay at the start of the match couldn’t stop the Kangaroos 25-point victory over the Giants at Drummoyne Oval on Friday night. The Kangaroos are on top of the ladder after two wins in as many weeks.
North Melbourne Kangaroos (7.6.48) def GWS Giants (2.11.23)
It’s been a rough start to the season for Collingwood, suffering their second defeat of the season against Melbourne on Saturday afternoon. One goal apiece from O’Dea, Pearce and Hanks saw the Demons defeat the Magpies by 17 points, dooming them to their lowest score of the competition.
Melbourne Demons (3.8.26) def Collingwood Magpies (1.3.9)
Geelong had a good start at Whitten Oval on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to leash the Bulldogs and they went down by 18-points. After the reigning premiers kicked 3 goals in the second term, the Cats fate was sealed. Geelong were missing star draft pick Nina Morrison after rupturing her ACL in training.
Western Bulldogs (5.4.34) def Geelong Cats (2.4.16)
In the smallest margin this week, the Crows managed to secure their first victory of the season over Carlton by 13 points. Late in the third the Crows trailed by 17 points, making fans nervous before kicking 6 of the last 7 goals.
Adelaide Crows (9.3.57) def Carlton Blues (7.2.44)
Last week’s one to watch didn’t disappoint. Fremantle’s 27 point triumph over Brisbane was their first win in three attempts. Although they trailed by 11 points at quarter time, the second term saw the Dockers fight back and go into the second half 10 points in front.
Fremantle Dockers (10.7.67) def Brisbane Lions (6.4.40)
Upcoming Round 3
Friday 15th February
North Melbourne Kangaroos v Western Bulldogs (UT Stadium)
Saturday 16th February
GWS Giants v Carlton Blues (Blacktown International Sportspark)
Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood Magpies (Fremantle Oval)
Sunday 17th February
Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats (Norwood Oval)
Brisbane Lions v Melbourne Demons (Hickey Park)
One to Watch
North Melbourne Kangaroos v Western Bulldogs
This clash between 1st and 2nd on the Conference A ladder is sure to be a nail biter on Friday night, with both teams fighting it out for the top spot.
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