Sport in 5: An epic weekend for round two of the AFLW.

It was a big weekend for women’s sport, with round two of the AFL Women’s kicking off, as well as the NRL All Stars match.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the highlights.

1. Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows at Whitten Oval.

The Adelaide Crows defeated the Western Bulldogs 48-23 on Friday, kicking seven goals to win two from two in the Women’s AFL competition so far.

Bulldogs players Ellie Blackburn and Emma Kearney both had outstanding matches, but the all-round strength of the Crows was too much in the end.

Final scores:

Western Bulldogs 2.11.23

Adelaide Crows 7.6.48

2. Carlton Blues vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants at Ikon Park.

The Carlton Blues remain undefeated and are looking like the team to beat, with a 13-point win over the Giants.

Brianna Davey of the Blues is quickly establishing herself as a star, while Darcy Vescio is electric to watch.

Final scores:

Carlton Blues 7.5.47

Greater Western Sydney Giants 5.4.34

3. Collingwood Magpies vs. Melbourne Demons at Ikon Park.

The Melbourne Demons took their first AFLW win against the Collingwood Magpies, with a massive comeback in the second half to establish a 19-point lead.

Early on, it looked promising for the Pies, with Caitlyn Edwards scoring the game opening goal. But in the second half, the Magpies were kept scoreless, with players like Shelley Scott taking advantage of any misses by the opposition.


Final score: 

Collingwood Magpies 4.1.25

Melbourne Demons 7.2.44

4. Fremantle Dockers vs. Brisbane Lions at Fremantle Oval.

The Brisbane Lions remain undefeated while the Fremantle Dockers are yet to win a match, with the Lions taking a 13-point victory on Sunday night.

19-year-old Tayla Harris had an outstanding game for the Lions, scoring two goals, while Sabrina Frederick-Traub, also 19, established herself as a marquee player for the Brisbane team.

Final score:

Fremantle Dockers 3.5.23

Brisbane Lions 5.6.36

5. Indigenous All Stars vs. World All Stars at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Indigenous women’s All Stars team won their first ever match against the World team, with a 10-point lead. Indigenous player Simone Smith had a particularly brilliant game, no doubt impressing selectors for the Jillaroos (Austalia’s Women’s NRL team). Unsurprisingly, she was named player of the match.

Final score:

Indigenous All Stars 14

World All Stars 4

What a weekend!

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