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
    Live Match between Western Bulldogs and GWS Giants
    Saturday 27 February
    Upcoming 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 3 Saturday 13 February

Blacktown International Sportspark
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    Giants grab first win of season after slog against Suns

    GREATER Western Sydney has inflicted more pain on Gold Coast, getting off the mark for 2021 with a 10-point win at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday afternoon.

    With rain sweeping the ground through most of the match, scoring was difficult, but two first-quarter goals from the Giants was enough to eke out a 2.6 (18) to 1.2 (8) victory.

    GIANTS v SUNS Full match coverage and stats

    Alyce Parker was magnificent for the winners, racking up 24 disposals, including six clearances, and laying five tackles.

    Rebecca Beeson (24) was also terrific, while captain Alicia Eva (14 and a goal) and Elle Bennetts (15) were also strong contributors.

    AFLW Match Highlights: GWS v Gold Coast

    03:29 Feb 13. 2021. 5:19 PM

    The Giants and Suns clash in round three of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    Once Alan McConnell's team established a healthy 16-point lead at half-time, their defence held up brilliantly, repeatedly turning away Gold Coast's forward forays.

    The Suns generated 21 inside 50s, but managed just three scoring shots, while the powerhouse Giants thrived with the ball on the ground.

    After scoring a record low two points against Brisbane last round, Gold Coast looked like equalling the mark before a goal from Jamie Stanton with two minutes remaining gave them faint hope.

    Alison Drennan was tireless, gathering 21 disposals, including nine clearances, and 12 tackles, while Stanton (18 and a goal) also impressed.

    The Suns remain one of four winless teams in the competition.

    Stanton leaves it late to bag Suns' first

    00:35 Feb 13. 2021. 4:58 PM

    Jamie Stanton ended a beautiful passage of play from her Suns by slotting through their first major of the game

    The first blow     
    Two Giants called into the 21 this week got their team off to the perfect start – and it ended up being a decisive blow in the slippery conditions. Tait Mackrill played-on from a free kick 60m out from goal and expertly pumped the ball long to the advantage of Taylah Davies who juggled the wet ball before clutching it to her chest. The 26-year-old then calmly went back and drilled the goal from an angle to give the Giants a lead they never relinquished.

    Mackrill tackle leads to Davies kicking Giants' first

    00:38 Feb 13. 2021. 3:38 PM

    A stellar tackle from Tait Mackrill sees her deliver a brilliant pass to Taylah Davies who makes no mistake in front of goal

    The hero
    The Giants had many good players, but it was All Australian Alyce Parker who stood tall. Parker earned an equal match high 24 disposals with Rebecca Beeson, but it was her power running from contest to contest to help create an overlap of numbers that stood out the most. Not only did she win six clearances at the coalface, but also won six intercept possessions to show her two-way running. It's easy to see why Parker is the early season leader for disposals in the competition.

    Did you see that?
    With the Suns struggling early on, coach David Lake did not waste any time before switching things up. As the teams came out for the second quarter, he threw Sarah Perkins – starved of opportunities for the previous five quarters – into the ruck. Perkins gave the Suns some life around the contest and was also responsible for setting up their only goal. Deep in the fourth quarter, the Adelaide premiership player ripped the ball straight out of the ruck from a throw-up and kicked it forward to find Jamie Stanton for a mark and goal. Could we see this more in the future?

    Say what?
    "I think the way we prepared was always going to be, not necessarily with the weather in mind, but to certainly play a more combative brand of footy than we have been, because I felt like we haven't really stood for much in the last couple of weeks. It was nice to see we put our stamp on the game like we did." – GWS coach Alan McConnell

    "I thought we started a little bit slow, we should have been getting inside 30, getting the footy in a bit further. We just got to the top of 50. GWS took advantage of that and were able to go the other way. We probably didn't defend hard enough in the early part of the game." – Gold Coast coach David Lake

    Sun Janet Baird and Giant Pepa Randall collide. Picture: Mark Kolbe, Getty Images via AFL Photos

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     2.3     2.5     2.6     2.6     (18)
    GOLD COAST                               0.0     0.1     0.1     1.2     (8)

    GOALS
    Greater Western Sydney:
    Davies, Eva
    Gold Coast: Stanton 

    BEST 
    Greater Western Sydney:
    Parker, Beeson, Bennetts, Eva, Stephenson, Tully
    Gold Coast: Drennan, Ahrens, Stanton, Levi, Surman

    INJURIES 
    Greater Western Sydney:
    Nil
    Gold Coast: Nil 

    Reports: Nil

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