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 5 Saturday 7 March

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    High-flying Roos steamroll premiers to fire warning shot to competition

    A POWERHOUSE performance from North Melbourne has underlined its premiership credentials after it posted a dominant 42-point win against reigning premier Adelaide at North Hobart Oval on Saturday afternoon.

    Rain set in during the second quarter but it didn't seem to affect North. The Roos dominated that term and while they didn't always capitalise on their dominance, they went into the main break ahead by 28.

    AFLW Match Highlights: North Melbourne v Adelaide

    04:58 Mar 7. 2020. 10:02 PM

    The Kangaroos and Crows clash in Round 5 of the AFLW

    The Kangaroos created opportunities in a variety of ways, whether it was getting over the top of the Crows' defence, taking advantage of half-chances or by dominating in the air.

    ROOS THUMP CROWS Full match coverage and stats

    It all proved too much for Adelaide, which was without its superstar Erin Phillips (general soreness), and North Melbourne ran away with a 9.9 (63) to 3.3 (21) victory.

    Ashmore's slick snap

    00:29 Mar 7. 2020. 3:44 PM

    Kaitlyn Ashmore shows great skills and kicks a brilliant goal

    The Crows have been a different outfit to the one that won last year's flag, missing several key personnel, including gun defender Chelsea Randall (knee). Her absence was especially felt as North Melbourne scored 12 times from 14 inside-50 entries in the first half.

    FULL FIXTURE Every round, every game

    Adelaide was competitive early, led by tough nut Ebony Marinoff and ball magnet Anne Hatchard exerting their influence through the middle of the ground.

    How about Abbatangelo?

    00:15 Mar 7. 2020. 4:08 PM

    Sophie Abbatangelo produces a great pick-up and snaps truly

    The clear talent disparity eventually shone through though.

    Emma Kearney and Jasmine Garner starred in the midfield and the latter was dangerous when she pushed forward, finishing with two goals to go alongside her 24 disposals.

    Also in attack for the Roos, Kaitlyn Ashmore was an ever-present threat (four goals) and Sophie Abbatangelo made the most of her opportunities to finish with two.

    Ashmore's on fire in the wet

    00:27 Mar 7. 2020. 4:06 PM

    Kaitlyn Ashmore marks and goals from the pocket

    How would this game have looked if Phillips played?
    Anne Hatchard and Ebony Marinoff were prolific, especially early, but they couldn't do much to stop the relentless Roos in the second term. If Erin Phillips was available would she have made a difference? Perhaps North Melbourne's dominance might have tempered slightly, but as brilliant as the dual NAB AFL Women's best and fairest is, she couldn't have done much to prevent the lopsided result.

    Ashmore makes up for it
    North could, and should, have made a fast start had Kaitlyn Ashmore shown clean hands and gathered the football as she ran into an open goal. She wasn't able to convert there but made amends later in the opening term with a classy snap. Then to start the second quarter, she converted a set shot from a very tight angle to put her side ahead by 13 points.

    Rampaging Roo's big day out

    00:19 Mar 7. 2020. 5:11 PM

    Kaitlyn Ashmore shows her class kicking her third goal

    A long wait
    Danielle Ponter put through the first goal of the contest, giving Adelaide the lead at the six-minute mark of the opening term. It turned out to be a miserable afternoon for the Crows – they wouldn't boot a goal again until there were just under six minutes left in the match, when Stevie Lee-Thompson soccered one through.

    Ponter punts the first for the Crows

    00:23 Mar 7. 2020. 3:33 PM

    Danielle Ponter boots one from the goalsquare after clever play from Renee Forth

    The ladder now
    North Melbourne and Adelaide sat second and third respectively in Conference A before the two teams met, separated by a win and 87.3 per cent. That gap ballooned out, with the Roos' percentage jumping to 209.5, while the Crows' plummeted to 80.3. They need to improve to have a chance at defending their premiership.

    Say what?
    "Adelaide are a very strong side. It doesn't matter if they've got girls out. They've got a really good list and good depth. We're just lucky to get the win and it feels really nice." – North Melbourne star Kaitlyn Ashmore

    "North Melbourne was the superior team on the day. I thought we started pretty brightly but the second and third quarters in particular, they really got on top. They were able to get out and use the open side of the ground pretty effectively." – Adelaide coach Matthew Clarke

    What's next?
    North Melbourne will look to string its fifth consecutive win together when it faces Geelong next Friday night at GMHBA Stadium. Then on Sunday afternoon, Adelaide meets Greater Western Sydney at Hisense Stadium.

    NORTH MELBOURNE      2.2          5.5          7.8          9.9 (63)
    ADELAIDE                            1.1          1.1          1.2          3.3 (21)

    GOALS
    North Melbourne: Ashmore 4, Abbatangelo 2, Garner 2, King
    Adelaide: Thompson 2, Ponter

    BEST 
    North Melbourne: Ashmore, Garner, Kearney, Abbatangelo, Bruton, Wright
    Adelaide: Hatchard, Marinoff, Foley, Rajcic

    INJURIES 
    North Melbourne: Nil
    Adelaide: Nil

    LATE CHANGES
    North Melbourne: Nil
    Adelaide: Najwa Allen (calf) replaced in the selected side by Chelsea Biddell

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 2843 at North Hobart Oval

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