Thursday 28 January
    Completed Match between Carlton and Collingwood
    Friday 29 January
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Western Bulldogs
    Saturday 30 January
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Melbourne
    Saturday 30 January
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 31 January
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Kangaroos
    Sunday 31 January
    Completed Match between Richmond and Brisbane Lions
    Sunday 31 January
    Completed Match between Fremantle and GWS Giants
    Friday 5 February
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Carlton
    Saturday 6 February
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 6 February
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Richmond
    Sunday 7 February
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and St Kilda
    Sunday 7 February
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns
    Sunday 7 February
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 7 February
    Completed Match between Fremantle and West Coast Eagles
    Friday 12 February
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Western Bulldogs
    Saturday 13 February
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 13 February
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Carlton
    Saturday 13 February
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Kangaroos
    Sunday 14 February
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Fremantle
    Sunday 14 February
    Completed Match between Richmond and Collingwood
    Monday 15 February
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and West Coast Eagles
    Friday 19 February
    Completed Match between St Kilda and Geelong Cats
    Saturday 20 February
    Completed Match between Carlton and Richmond
    Saturday 20 February
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 20 February
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Collingwood
    Sunday 21 February
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 21 February
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Melbourne
    Sunday 21 February
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and West Coast Eagles
    Friday 26 February
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and Richmond
    Saturday 27 February
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and GWS Giants
    Saturday 27 February
    Live Match between Fremantle and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 27 February
    Upcoming Match between Kangaroos and Carlton
    Sunday 28 February
    Upcoming Match between Adelaide Crows and St Kilda
    Sunday 28 February
    Upcoming Match between Collingwood and Melbourne
    Sunday 28 February
    Upcoming Match between West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Suns

Round 2 Saturday 6 February

Casey Fields
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    Ferocious Dees show no mercy in Tiger mauling

    MELBOURNE has cantered away from Richmond in a well-rounded performance, cruising to a 28-point win at Casey Fields.

    The Tigers booted the first goal of the game, but the Demons dominated the scoreboard from that point forward in the 7.2 (44) to 2.4 (16) win. 

    DEMONS v TIGERS Full match coverage and stats

    It was a hot contest in the first quarter, with neither side able to break into a lead, while both demonstrating a free-flowing, attacking style of play.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Melbourne v Richmond

    04:24 Feb 6. 2021. 7:23 PM

    The Demons and Tigers clash in round two of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    After being held disposal-less in the opening term last week, Richmond best and fairest Monique Conti relished a looser check, wheeling out of stoppages with seven in the first.

    The tall Melbourne forward line, with four players – Tegan Cunningham, Eden Zanker, Alyssa Bannan and Jackie Parry – over 176cm, began to stretch Richmond's defence in the second, as the midfield began to pump the ball in deeper to great effect.

    Bannan, in her second game after being taken with pick No.5 in last year's draft, booted two in the space of a few minutes, covering the ground with ease.

    Bannan opens AFLW account with two goals in a minute

    00:52 Feb 6. 2021. 5:55 PM

    Alyssa Bannan made sure she wouldn't remain goalless in her second AFLW game with these back-to-back beauties to give the Dees the perfect start to the second term

    Melbourne started to look ominous in the third term, quick to capitalise on its forward-50 entries, while the ball often bounced straight out of Richmond's attacking zone.

    Lily Mithen (20 and seven tackles) and Tyla Hanks (19 and five) starred in the middle for Melbourne, and while Karen Paxman was not as prolific as last week, it was still a strong four-quarter performance from the veteran. 

    Statistically, both sides were quite even in nearly every facet of the game bar clearances and tackles. The spread of disposals saw Conti (27 disposals) dominate for the Tigers – the next best was three with 14 – with a much more even contribution from the Dees.

    The Northern Knights effect
    The Knights have been a strong under-18 team in the NAB League for the past few years, and two of their star recent graduates showed patches of brilliance for both sides. The No.1 pick in last year's NAB AFLW Draft, Ellie McKenzie (14 touches), was clean and composed playing in the middle for the Tigers. Demons forward Bannan had a nice little cameo in the second, kicking two quick goals in a matter of minutes.

    Ellie McKenzie continues to impress. Picture: AFL Photos

    Little by little, the Richmond improvement is there
    There's no questioning this is a vastly better Richmond side than that of last year. There were more than a few clean passages of play, and the likes of Sophie Molan, Sabrina Frederick, Bec Miller and Gabby Seymour are improving by the week. Players are looking to open the game up and willing to change lanes (occasionally to their detriment), rather than the continual bombs down the line we saw last year.

    Raining goals at Melbourne
    Melbourne coach Mick Stinear was public and strong in his desire for his side to score more in 2021, and so far, the early signs are good. In 2020, the Dees averaged 34 points from their six home-and-away matches. By comparison, Melbourne's two games this year have produced scores of 56 and 44, for an average of 50. The test as to whether this can continue will come against stronger opposition, having played two expansion sides in Gold Coast and Richmond.

    Stellar Cunningham grab leads to Dees' sealer

    00:42 Feb 6. 2021. 6:52 PM

    A strong contested grab from Tegan Cunningham leads to a match-sealing goal from Shelley Scott

    Say what?
    "The way the girls finished the game (was most pleasing). Richmond was really strong around the ball, they beat us in contested possession today, they outworked us in periods, but in the second half the girls were able to have a little more composure with the ball. They were still prepared to work hard offensively towards the end of the game." – Melbourne coach Mick Stinear

    "I don't want to give a generic, same message about our competitiveness. I thought they got us in a patch in the second quarter, where we dominated play, inside 50s and time in forward half, and they got through us and scored quickly. In terms of momentum, that was the critical point of the game, I thought. I was really pleased and proud of the last 10 minutes of the last quarter." – Richmond coach Ryan Ferguson

    MELBOURNE        1.0     3.1     5.2     7.2    (44)
    RICHMOND     1.0     1.2     1.3     2.4     (16)

    GOALS
    Melbourne: 
    Bannan 2, Hore 2, Cunningham, Scott, Paxman
    Richmond: Frederick, Hosking

    BEST
    Melbourne: 
    Mithen, Hanks, Paxman, Hore, Sherriff
    Richmond: Conti, McKenzie, Cordner, Frederick, Seymour

    INJURIES
    Melbourne: 
    Petrevski (hamstring)
    Richmond: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 2581 at Casey Fields 

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