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

Semi Finals Saturday 21 March

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    Dee-lightful: Heartbreak for Giants as Demons pinch cliffhanger

    MELBOURNE is through to next week's preliminary final after an unbelievable three-point comeback win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.

    The Giants looked in complete control midway through the last quarter with a 15-point advantage until the Demons slammed on the last three goals, the last from young forward Lily Mithen – her second - with 25 seconds left in the final term.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Greater Western Sydney v Melbourne

    04:37 Mar 21. 2020. 4:51 PM

    The Giants and Demons clash in a semi-final of the AFLW

    A wasteful GWS was left heartbroken by Mithen's second goal as the Demons got home 4.5 (29) to 3.8 (26).

    Incredibly, Mithen went into the semi-final without an AFLW goal to her credit.

    The Giants went into their maiden final as underdogs against the more experienced Demons, but in a low-scoring affair played in perfect conditions in Sydney, the home side looked to have broken the game open in the third term.

    DEMONS HOLD ON Full match coverage and stats

    It booted the only two goals of the quarter while keeping Melbourne scoreless.

    However, the Demons' experienced brigade shone through after the last change when the game looked lost, with Karen Paxman (20 disposals) outstanding through the midfield, Daisy Pearce (22) and Libby Birch (15) strong across half-back, and Lauren Pearce (14 and 13 hitouts) in control in the ruck.

    Mithen's second seals stunning Dees comeback

    00:44 Mar 21. 2020. 4:54 PM

    Lily Mithen's second career goal sends Melbourne into a preliminary final

    Veteran Shelley Scott and the enigmatic Sarah Perkins, who had hardly been sighted throughout the clash, kicked Melbourne's other two goals in the last quarter with clutch set shots.

    Star GWS midfielder Alyce Parker was the most influential player on the ground and finished the day with a game-high 23 possessions, with fellow onballers Bec Beeson and Britt Tully also good.

    Cora comes through with the goods

    00:31 Mar 21. 2020. 3:57 PM

    A crafty goal from Cora Staunton extends the Giants' lead

    Jess Dal Pos, Tanya Hetherington and Elle Bennetts were tireless and resolute in defence for the Giants and did a power of work, while Haneen Zreika and Rebecca Privitelli were lively forwards.

    Melbourne's stunning victory will give them plenty of confidence next week, but the devastating loss will be tough for the Giants to live with in the off-season.

    The first blow

    Both teams struggled to find an opener despite plenty of opportunities close to goal, and it took until almost five minutes in the second term for the Demons to get on the board. Mithen received a questionable free kick for high contact in the right forward pocket and calmly went back and slotted it from a tight angle.

    A four-year wait for loyal Dee's first-ever goal

    00:25 Mar 21. 2020. 3:21 PM

    Lily Mithen scores her first career goal after four seasons

    The moment

    Melbourne dominated the second quarter but couldn't capitalise on the scoreboard, and the Giants took full advantage. After she'd missed an easy chance minutes earlier, Aimee Schmidt picked up a loose ball and without much of a look, snapped a brilliant goal to cut the margin to one point 30 seconds before half-time.

    Aimee's aim true as Giants fight back

    00:26 Mar 21. 2020. 3:28 PM

    Aimee Schmidt with a skilful snap in the shadows of half-time

    The hero

    Mithen took a strong mark inside 50 opposed to the more experienced Annalyse Lister, who won't want to watch the replay of her one-on-one effort in the contest. As the clock ticked down to full-time, the exciting Demon handled the biggest moment of her career with ease. 

    The difference

    The difference in experience between the two sides was evident in the last term when the Demons roared back into the contest. The Giants had opportunities to slow the game down at various stages or keep possession with control of the footy but couldn't hold their nerve. It will be a great learning experience for the young side.

    It was over when…

    The Giants had one last shot at it when Bennetts grabbed the footy in the centre square and pumped it forward, but her kick was a shank and went straight to the Demons. The visitors held on in the frantic finals seconds to pull off an amazing win.

    Say what?

    "To go into that last quarter with nothing to lose and see it come off was pretty special." - Melbourne captain Daisy Pearce

    "We're shattered. We'll take a lot out of the season, but by no means are we happy. You play footy to win premierships and this will drive us that’s for sure."  - GWS captain Alicia Eva

    What’s next?

    The thrilling win keeps the season alive for Melbourne, who will play the winner of Fremantle and Gold Coast, while for GWS an encouraging 2020 season is over.

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY    0.2    1.4    3.7    3.8 (26)
    MELBOURNE                                
    0.1    1.5    1.5    4.5 (29)

    GOALS
    GWS: 
    Schmidt, Staunton, Dal Pos
    Melbourne: Mithen 2, Scott, Perkins

    BEST
    GWS: 
    Parker, Bennetts, Beeson, Zreika, Hetherington, Tully
    Melbourne: Paxman, Birch, D.Pearce, Mithen, L.Pearce, Zanka

    INJURIES
    GWS: 
    Nil
    Melbourne: Nil

    Reports: Nil

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