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 1 Saturday 8 February

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    Match report: Giants pip Suns in a thriller in the wet

    GREATER Western Sydney has survived an almighty scare in torrid conditions at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday, narrowly overcoming AFLW newcomers Gold Coast in a trying battle.

    With heavy rain sweeping across the state of New South Wales throughout the weekend, the Giants got the better of a hard-fought slog that saw just two goals kicked for the afternoon.

    GIANTS START WITH A WIN Full match coverage and stats

    The hosts had to wait more than half the game for their first goal, but Aimee Schmidt's major midway through the third quarter proved enough to secure a tense 1.3 (9) to 1.2 (8) victory. 

    AFLW Match Highlights: GWS v Gold Coast

    04:19 Feb 8. 2020. 3:04 PM

    GWS and Gold Coast clash in Round 1 of the AFLW

    Alyce Parker was the architect of the slender one-point win, with the midfielder among the best to win 22 disposals and lay five tackles in a thoroughly influential display.

    Her willingness within the contest proved crucial late, as the Giants held their nerve to secure a season-opening win.

    While the Giants did the majority of the attacking early, the Suns looked just as dangerous on the counter. Brittany Perry kicked the club's first ever AFLW goal, as the visitors claimed the lead at the first change. 

    New Suns rise: Gold Coast's first AFLW goal

    00:34 Feb 8. 2020. 1:41 PM

    Brittany Perry makes history by scoring Gold Coast's first ever goal in AFLW

    It proved a crucial buffer, as the expected rain soon began to tumble over Blacktown. That subsequently brought a scrappier and more contested clash, making it easier for Gold Coast's inexperienced back six to hold firm against a wave of GWS attacks.

    The result was an entire half of frustration for the goalless Giants, before Schmidt eventually broke the deadlock when she registered her side's first and only goal for the afternoon 11 minutes into the third term.

    It swung the momentum of the match, with a tiring and youthful Gold Coast side suddenly unable to transition the ball as effectively as it was throughout the opening stages of the clash.

    A scoreless final term then ensued, with the Giants retaining a narrow one-point margin for over a quarter of football to secure a valuable victory. 

    It was over when…
    When the Giants finally hit the scoreboard through Aimee Schmidt, it was hard to see a way back for the inexperienced Suns. The visitors had just eight inside 50s for the match, compared to 27 for their opponents, and looked tired towards the latter stages of the game. Despite being only being a point down, scoring to reclaim the lead was always going to be incredibly difficult given the conditions. 

    Game on as Schmidt puts GWS in front

    00:32 Feb 8. 2020. 2:31 PM

    Aimee Schmidt takes a strong mark and calmly converts the kick in difficult conditions to give GWS the lead in the third term

    Five minutes of madness
    It would have been five minutes of madness at the death for Alicia Eva. Speaking after the match, the Giants captain revealed she thought her side was one point down – not one point in front – at the close of play. Eva said she was screaming at her teammates to get the ball forward as quickly as possible in the final seconds, before realising her error. 

    The difference
    It was Alyce Parker. The teenage ball-magnet was everywhere on Saturday afternoon, relishing the wet conditions in Blacktown. Having genuinely challenged Madison Prespakis for the NAB AFLW Rising Star award last season, Parker – like Prespakis also showed on Friday night – looks to have taken her game to a new level this season. She won 22 disposals and laid five tackles in a best on ground display. 

    Work in progress
    The depth through the midfield of the Giants could mean a positional change for Jess Dal Pos this season. Having spent the majority of her career in the midfield, Dal Pos was shifted to a defensive role on Saturday and looked assured across half-back. She finished the match with nine disposals, with her kicking a class above in the wet conditions.

    Say what?

    "There was a bit of unknown in terms of what the opposition was going to bring, but outside of that it's just another game. It's good to get a result in round one, which is new for us. The girls have afforded me a lot of firsts in my career over the last few years, one of them being today – winning a game and kicking one goal. It's not ideal, but we'll take it." - GWS coach Alan McConnell.

    "What a great starting point. Every time we play, we learn a little bit more about ourselves. I say that inside the group and player to player, so they know what they're capable of. In that situation, one point doesn't define your effort." - Gold Coast coach David Lake.

    What's next?
    Greater Western Sydney heads south to face North Melbourne in Launceston next Saturday afternoon, while Gold Coast sets itself for its first ever AFLW home match at Metricon Stadium against Richmond on Saturday evening.

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     0.1     0.2    1.3    1.3 (9)
    GOLD COAST
                                  1.0     1.2    1.2    1.2 (8)

    GOALS
    Greater Western Sydney: Schmidt
    Gold Coast: Perry 

    BEST
    Greater Western Sydney:
     Parker, Zreika, Privitelli, Eva, Tully, Staunton
    Gold Coast: Stanton, Virgo, Yorston, Dunn, Ahrens 

    INJURIES
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil
    Gold Coast: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Official crowd: 1540 at Blacktown International Sportspark

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