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 Sunday 8 March

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    Tex is back: Recruit in form as Dees outclass Eagles

    SARAH Perkins' NAB AFL Women's return couldn't have gotten off to a better start as Melbourne smashed West Coast by 59 points.

    DEES THUMP EAGLES Full match coverage and stats

    The new Demons recruit nailed West Coast captain Emma Swanson in a tackle and won a free kick, before setting new teammate Eden Zanker up for Melbourne's opening goal.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Melbourne v West Coast

    04:56 Mar 9. 2020. 8:14 AM

    The Demons and Eagles clash in Round 5 of the AFLW

    Perkins capped off her day with a goal just before the final siren, as the Demons recorded a 10.6 (66) to 1.1 (7) win at Casey Fields.

    The victory leaves Melbourne with four wins and one loss, but a percentage of 214.3% puts them ahead of Carlton.

    Karen Paxman was at her usual best with 21 disposals, while Irish duo Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy were excellent for the Demons with 27 disposals and a goal between them.

    Kate Hore was the driving force in Melbourne's forward line, with a great goal on the run as well as an unselfish hand off to Sarah Lampard for her first goal in the NAB AFL Women's Competition.

    Elise O'Dea was the key Demon early, but the Eagles looked to stop her momentum by sending Kellie Gibson to the Melbourne midfielder to start the second quarter.

    Slick Dees show their class

    00:25 Mar 8. 2020. 4:42 PM

    Kate Hore gets on the end of a chain of Melbourne handballs to goal

    FULL FIXTURE Every round, every game

    Maddy Collier gave West Coast some hope with a great goal to kick off the second term, but the Eagles never really threatened to break the game open.

    International Women's Day 2020

    01:12 Mar 4. 2020. 11:19 AM

    Each for Equal. All for Sport.

    It was over when…
    The wind always tends to favour one end at Casey Fields, and Sunday's game was no different. Melbourne's five-goal third quarter with the wind quickly put to bed any hopes the Eagles had of a comeback, as eight of the 11 goals kicked in the game were at the wind-assisted end.

    A ruck battle to remember
    The ruck battle between Melbourne's Eden Zanker and West Coast's Parris Laurie was probably the most entertaining match up for neutral fans, with Zanker grabbing the points on the day. The Demon finished with two goals, nine disposals and 19 hitouts, while Laurie toiled away with 10 disposals and 17 hitouts.

    The Irish connection
    Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy combined for the play of the day, with the former pushing through a tackle and setting up her teammate for a goal. The recruitment of the Dublin duo has been a clear success for the Demons.


    The moment
    Perkins got reward for her repeated efforts all day, but arguably her best moment was something that won't show up on the stat sheet. The key forward hadn't played an AFL Women's game since the end of 2018, but she wasted no time to sell candy.

    Say what?
    "I thought our mids flew the flag from the front, but we didn't end up putting in a four-quarter performance," West Coast coach Luke Dwyer said post-match.

    "The girls are hungry to kick a goal at any opportunity." - Melbourne coach Mick Stinear on the Demons adding valuable percentage.   

    Next up
    Melbourne will host Carlton at TIO Traeger Park next Saturday at 6.10pm ACST in one of the most important games of the season. West Coast will be looking to bounce back at home against Gold Coast at 2.10pm AWST on Sunday.

    MELBOURNE     2.0     3.0     8.3     10.6   (66)
    WEST COAST     0.0     1.1     1.1     1.1     (7)

    GOALS
    Melbourne:
      Zanker 2, Lampard, Hore, McEvoy, Scott, Emonson, Cunningham, Parry, Perkins
    West Coast: Collier

    BEST 
    Melbourne: 
    Paxman, Goldrick, Zanker, O'Dea, McEvoy, Scott
    West Coast: Hooker, Atkins, Swanson, Bowen, Radan, Laurie

    INJURIES 
    Melbourne:
     Nil
    West Coast: Nil

    LATE CHANGES
    Melbourne: 
    Nil
    West Coast: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 1800 at Casey Fields

    Maddison Gay and Shelley Scott celebrate during the Dees' big win. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

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