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
    Upcoming 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 Monday 15 February

Hickey Park
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    Second-half blitz fires Lions back to the top

    BRISBANE might start wishing it played every game on a Monday after a crushing second-half performance against West Coast to win by 45 points at Hickey Park. 

    The 10.5 (65) to 2.8 (20) victory keeps the Lions undefeated and on top of the ladder ahead of what should be a sterner test against Adelaide at the same venue on Sunday.

    LIONS v EAGLES Full match coverage and stats

    Although the final margin was comfortable, Brisbane only led by a point at half-time and was lucky to be in front.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Brisbane v West Coast

    04:49 Feb 15. 2021. 7:39 PM

    The Lions and Eagles clash in round three of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    The Eagles dominated the clearances and inside 50s in the first two quarters but could not capitalise and it came back to bite them after the main break.

    That's when things changed in dramatic fashion.

    Whatever coach Craig Starcevich said at half-time he'll wish he could bottle, as the hosts kicked four goals in the opening six minutes of the third to put the game away.

    Arnell arrives with the deftest of touches

    00:30 Feb 15. 2021. 6:39 PM

    Lauren Arnell manages to sneak one through in superb style to continue the onslaught

    The Lions started winning the ball out of the middle and their forwards capitalised, with youngster Taylor Smith (three goals) and Dakota Davidson (two) finishing off some fine play upfield.

    Veteran Lauren Arnell (18 and one goal) continued her exceptional season, as did Sophie Conway (15 and five tackles).

    Kate Lutkins and Bree Koenen were largely responsible for keeping Brisbane in the match during the first half as the defence held up despite conceding 18 inside 50s to eight.

    More to come  

    Gilmore swings through her first ever major

    00:44 Feb 15. 2021. 6:08 PM

    West Coast's Andrea Gilmore celebrates her first ever AFLW goal after a terrific snap

    Five minutes of madness
    From the opening bounce of the third quarter, Brisbane was a different team. After struggling to win a clearance in the opening half the Lions began waltzing the ball out of the middle and giving the forwards plenty of opportunities – and boy did they cash in. Dakota Davidson kicked the opening goal of the quarter from a tight angle, and when Ally Anderson cleverly snapped from close range and Jesse Wardlaw converted a set shot, the home team was away and never looked back.

    All the play but nothing to show
    West Coast could have had the game on ice by quarter-time but failed to cash in on their dominance. They absolutely destroyed a flat Brisbane around the contest, winning the clearance count 13-0 in the opening term. It led to 11 inside 50s to Brisbane's two, but unfortunately the polish wasn't there. They kicked 1.5 and missed another two shots to go to the first change with a narrow five-point lead.

    Gilmore swings through her first ever major

    00:44 Feb 15. 2021. 6:08 PM

    West Coast's Andrea Gilmore celebrates her first ever AFLW goal after a terrific snap

    The difference
    For the past couple of seasons Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich has generally stuck to a tried-and-tested midfield rotation – but not this time. With his on-ball brigade of Emily Bates, Ally Anderson and Cathy Svarc being slaughtered in the first half, Starcevich threw some new players into the middle with great success. Speedster Courtney Hodder, in just her third game, lively Sophie Conway, and hard-nut Bree Koenen all took stints around the contest and helped turn the tide for the Lions. 

    Say what?
    "You have to expect good teams to come at you and we were a little bit flat early. We were right in a contest and it was valuable for later on in the year…to get some composure and try to find a solution to this." - Brisbane coach Craig Starcevich

    Full post-match: Lions

    04:19 Feb 15. 2021. 7:11 PM

    Watch Brisbane Lion's press conference after round three's match against West Coast

    "I’ve been really proud of their effort for periods of the game … but against good teams you need to play for four quarters. Brisbane are at the top of the table for a reason and they made us pay. It could have been a completely different game (if West Coast kicked straight in the first term). Brisbane kicked pretty straight in that third and got put on the back foot a bit and we didn’t handle it." – West Coast coach Daniel Pratt

    What's next?
    Brisbane will be out for a fourth straight win when it plays its third straight match at Hickey Park on Sunday against Adelaide at 12.10pm (AEST). West Coast also has a six-day turnaround and another trip east to play Greater Western Sydney at Blacktown International Sportspark at 5.10pm (AEDT) on Sunday.

    BRISBANE        1.0      3.1       8.5       10.5 (65)
    WEST COAST    1.5      2.6       2.6       2.8 (20) 

    GOALS
    Brisbane:
     Smith 3, Davidson 2, Anderson, Arnell, Bates, Bodey
    West Coast: Gilmore, McCarthy

    BEST
    Brisbane:
     Arnell, Conway, Smith, Bodey, Grider, Lutkins, Koenen
    West Coast: McCarthy, Laurie, Swanson, Lewis 

    INJURIES 
    Brisbane:
     Nil
    West Coast: Gilmore (head)

    Reports: Nil 

    Crowd: N/A at Hickey Park

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