Friday 7 February
    Completed Match between Richmond and Carlton
    Saturday 8 February
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 8 February
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Kangaroos
    Saturday 8 February
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 9 February
    Completed Match between Collingwood and West Coast Eagles
    Sunday 9 February
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 9 February
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Geelong Cats
    Friday 14 February
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Melbourne
    Saturday 15 February
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and GWS Giants
    Saturday 15 February
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Richmond
    Saturday 15 February
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Fremantle
    Sunday 16 February
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Brisbane Lions
    Sunday 16 February
    Completed Match between Carlton and Collingwood
    Sunday 16 February
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and St Kilda
    Friday 21 February
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Melbourne
    Saturday 22 February
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Carlton
    Saturday 22 February
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 22 February
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Collingwood
    Sunday 23 February
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and West Coast Eagles
    Sunday 23 February
    Completed Match between Richmond and Kangaroos
    Sunday 23 February
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Adelaide Crows
    Friday 28 February
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Melbourne
    Saturday 29 February
    Completed Match between Richmond and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 29 February
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 29 February
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 1 March
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Carlton
    Sunday 1 March
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Fremantle
    Sunday 1 March
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and GWS Giants
    Friday 6 March
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 7 March
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Adelaide Crows
    Saturday 7 March
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Richmond
    Saturday 7 March
    Completed Match between Carlton and St Kilda
    Sunday 8 March
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 8 March
    Completed Match between Melbourne and West Coast Eagles
    Sunday 8 March
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Brisbane Lions
    Friday 13 March
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Kangaroos
    Saturday 14 March
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood
    Saturday 14 March
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Richmond
    Saturday 14 March
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Carlton
    Sunday 15 March
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Fremantle
    Sunday 15 March
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and GWS Giants
    Sunday 15 March
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 21 March
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Collingwood
    Saturday 21 March
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Melbourne
    Saturday 21 March
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Gold Coast Suns
    Sunday 22 March
    Completed Match between Carlton and Brisbane Lions

Round 3 Sunday 23 February

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    Controversial call gets Crows over the line against gallant Cats

    ADELAIDE'S NAB AFL Women's premiership defence gathered more momentum on Sunday with a gripping 11-point victory over Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.

    Danielle Ponter (four goals) and Ebony Marinoff (25 disposals) did the heavy lifting as the Crows held off a spirited second-half effort from the Cats to win 8.1 (49) to 6.2 (38).

    AFLW Match Highlights: Geelong v Adelaide

    05:11 Feb 23. 2020. 7:09 PM

    The Cats and Crows clash in Round 3 of the AFLW

    A thrilling snap from ‘Rocky’ Cranston put Geelong within five points with less than three minutes to play before the Crows peppered their goals. 

    With the ball bouncing towards Adelaide's goal with 60 seconds on the clock, Cats defender Maddy McMahon conceded a behind, only to be called for a controversial deliberate rushed behind.

    Was this rushed behind deliberate?

    00:26 Feb 23. 2020. 7:02 PM

    Geelong's Maddy McMahon gets pinged for a deliberate rushed behind, sealing victory for the Crows

    The resulting free kick gifted Ponter her fourth major from the top of the goal square, clinching the Crows' second win of the season.

    CROWS GET THE POINTS  Full match coverage and stats

    Despite kicking the highest score in their two-year history, the Cats' loss against their Conference A rivals leaves their season on the ropes at 0-3 with five matches to play.

    Rocky's rolling ripper gives Cats a sniff

    00:34 Feb 23. 2020. 6:58 PM

    Richelle Cranston kicks a brilliant goal to keep the Cats alive


    Adelaide’s ferocious tackling pressure caught the young Geelong side off-guard in the first-half, as the reigning premiers took a 12-point lead into the main break.

    After two poor second-half efforts to start the season, the Cats came out all guns blazing in the third term, but could only bridge the margin to five points at the final break.

    Eloise Jones broke the deadlock 11 minutes into the fourth quarter, before Cranston gave the Cats a glimmer of hope to no avail.

    Ponter's speed in the front half forced three match-up changes between Geelong defenders Millie Brown, the returning Meg McDonald and captain Mel Hickey.

    Ponter's poise puts Crows in strong position

    00:40 Feb 23. 2020. 6:26 PM

    Danielle Ponter kicks a clever goal while being tackled


    Exciting Cats teenager Olivia Purcell (18 disposals) and fellow midfielder Danielle Higgins (19 disposals) gave their side a chance late.

    Slick snap gives Cats purr-fect start

    00:30 Feb 23. 2020. 5:24 PM

    Danielle Higgins gets to the right spot for Geelong's first goal

    The votes
    Good luck to the umpires splitting Adelaide pair Ebony Marinoff and Danielle Ponter for the three votes. Marinoff was in everything in the midfield, collecting 25 disposals (17 contested), 12 tackles and 11 clearances – only four less than Geelong combined. Ponter's four goals was ultimately the difference to go with 10 disposals and an equal game-high four marks.

    Who's that?
    Taken at pick No.102 in last year's NAB AFL Draft, mature-age forward Chelsea Biddell showed she'll provide plenty of opposition headaches with two first-half goals in her third AFLW match. The booming kick gives the Crows' attack something different around Ponter, Stevie-Lee Thompson and Eloise Jones.

    Chelsea Biddell could be a great late draft pick find for Adelaide. Picture: AFL Photos


    Guns return
    Meg McDonald defied the odds to lead Geelong's defence in her first match of the season, three weeks after finger surgery. Fellow All-Australian defender Courtney Cramey had several crucial moments late to seal the Crows' victory in her first match of 2020 following an adductor strain.

    Work in progress
    After a -60 inside 50 differential across their opening two matches, the Cats attempted a different look going forward on Sunday. Phoebe McWilliams provided a strong target playing further up the field to allow Maddie Boyd to play her first game of the season closer to goal. The Cats were more dangerous, but could still only manage 18 entries for eight scoring shots.

    Say what?
    "I'm gutted for the players. It might be the best game Geelong's AFLW team has ever played today. If there's a word for a cross between disappointed and proud, that's where I'm at."
    - Geelong coach Paul Hood 

    "By the letter of the law it was probably there (deliberate rushed call). When you saw it live it didn't feel quite right. I wasn't a mad fan of the decision." - Adelaide coach Matthew Clarke

    What’s next?
    Geelong travels to Bendigo to face Richmond on Saturday at 3.10pm AEDT with both sides still searching for their first win of the season. The Crows return to Hisense Stadium to host Carlton at 12.40pm ACDT on Sunday.

    The Cats will hope to open their account against Richmond next round. Picture: AFL Photos

    GEELONG        2.0       3.0       5.2       6.2 (38)
    ADELAIDE       
    3.0       5.0       6.1       8.1 (49)

    GOALS
    Geelong:
     Higgins 2, McWilliams, Boyd, Purcell, Cranston
    Adelaide: Ponter 4, Biddell 2, Gore, Jones

    BEST 
    Geelong:
     Higgins, McMahon, Purcell, Ivey, A.McDonald, M.McDonald
    Adelaide: Marinoff, Ponter, Hatchard, N.Allen, A.Foley, J.Foley

    INJURIES 
    Geelong:
     Nil 
    Adelaide: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 3195 at GMHBA Stadium

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