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 4 Sunday 1 March

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    Big win over Giants sees unbeaten Lions back on top

    THERE was no second half fadeout for Brisbane this week as it welcomed back coach Craig Starcevich with a commanding 28-point win over Greater Western Sydney to vault to the top of Conference A.

    LIONS BACK ON TOP Full match coverage and stats

    The 7.9 (51) to 3.5 (23) victory at Hickey Park sets up a mouth-watering contest next Sunday against Conference B leaders Fremantle at Fremantle Oval – both teams are unbeaten.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Brisbane v GWS

    04:49 Mar 1. 2020. 7:21 PM

    The Lions and Giants clash in round four of the AFLW

    Unlike eight days earlier where Brisbane relinquished a 15-point half-time lead to draw against Gold Coast, there would be no such mistake against the Giants.

    On the back of a dominant midfield led by Cathy Svarc (23 disposals, two goals and 11 tackles) and Emily Bates (24 and a goal), and another tantalising performance from young forward Jesse Wardlaw (two goals), the Lions were relentless.

    After a heart scare forced him to watch the Suns match from his home rather than the coach's box, Starcevich would be delighted with what he saw.

    Lions coach Craig Starcevich talks to his players during Brisbane's AFLW clash with GWS. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

    After leading by 12 points at the main break the Lions slammed the door shut with three unanswered goals in the third quarter.

    Svarc not only led the way with ball in hand, but doubled her influence by quelling the output of star Giant Alyce Parker (11 touches).

    FULL FIXTURE Every round, every game

    Brisbane built its match-winning lead in a superb first quarter, harassing the Giants and creating a plethora of chances inside forward 50.

    Starting with a goal off the ground to Svarc, they doubled their lead minutes later when Wardlaw pouched a terrific contested mark and then converted from 40m.

    Sneaky Svarc soccers a beauty

    00:34 Mar 1. 2020. 5:38 PM

    Catherine Svarc sneaks forward and soccers through a brilliant goal

    Despite having more of the ball, Brisbane's hunt without it was just as impressive, laying 20 tackles to six and only inaccurate kicking restricted the lead to 11 points.

    Ally Anderson (24) and Maria Moloney (14) were also strong around the contest.

    The hero
    If you haven't been paying attention in the first month of the season, it's time to start watching Brisbane's Cathy Svarc. A mature recruit who took the game up only two years ago, the 28-year-old added to her All-Australian case with 23 disposals, two goals and a strong shutdown job of Alyce Parker. Svarc is explosive and has the fitness to run with anyone.

    Lion Cathy Svarc celebrates a goal during the round four AFLW match against GWS. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

    The ladder now
    The Lions are in a great spot to play finals after missing out in 2019. Not only did the win move them to the top of Conference A, but just as importantly, six points clear of fourth-placed GWS. Next week is a huge challenge though, facing the four-from-four Conference B leaders Fremantle in the west.

    One to watch
    It's hard to not be excited by Jesse Wardlaw. Still just 20 years of age, her two goals moved her to the top of the goalkicking table with seven through four rounds. She might be lightly built, but her sticky hands coupled with a 185cm frame make her a difficult match-up. Brisbane has lost marquee forwards Tayla Harris and Sabrina Frederick since the competition's inception, but it has an absolute gem in Wardlaw.

    The difference
    Look no further than Brisbane's pressure from the outset. A staggering 14 players recorded tackles in the first term alone, showing the Lions meant business. They dominated the shell-shocked Giants in all the key statistical areas, winning clearances (27-13), contested possessions (105-85) and tackles (59-45), which all led to a landslide 37 inside 50s to 15. 

    Bodie runs down Bennetts

    00:16 Mar 1. 2020. 7:41 PM

    Lion Greta Bodey comes for Giant Elle Bennetts from off the screen in this Special K Strong Play

    Say what?
    "There's a lot of things we're finding out about Cathy (Svarc) as footy unfolds. The fact she took on the job so willingly, that's the first bit to get the player to accept their role, and to be as good defensively and offensively is certainly a great asset for us, no doubt." - Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich

    "To be honest I thought we got a bit spooked in the first half. We got a bit lucky in the first quarter and they probably could have hurt us a bit more on the scoreboard than they did. Their work-rate is as good as anybody's in the competition." - GWS coach Alan McConnell

    The Lions celebrate their 28-point win over GWS to remain undefeated. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

    What’s next?
    Brisbane makes the longest trip in the competition next Sunday to take on fellow Conference-toppers Fremantle at Fremantle Oval at 2.10pm (AWST). Greater Western Sydney will aim to keep itself right in the finals picture when it hosts Richmond at Robertson Oval next Saturday at 5.10pm (AEDT).

    BRISBANE                                       2.5       4.5       7.7       7.9 (51)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY       1.0       2.5       2.5       3.5 (23)

    GOALS
    Brisbane: Wardlaw 2, Svarc 2, Bates, Lutkins, Postlethwaite
    Greater Western Sydney: Privitelli, Bonner, Schmidt

    BEST 
    Brisbane: Svarc, Bates, Wardlaw, Moloney, Anderson, Grider
    Greater Western Sydney: Zreika, Bennetts, Barr, Beeson 

    INJURIES 
    Brisbane: Nil
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 3297 at Hickey Park

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