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
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 27 February
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Carlton
    Sunday 28 February
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and St Kilda
    Sunday 28 February
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Melbourne
    Sunday 28 February
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Suns
    Friday 5 March
    Completed Match between Richmond and Kangaroos
    Saturday 6 March
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 6 March
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Gold Coast Suns
    Saturday 6 March
    Completed Match between Melbourne and St Kilda
    Sunday 7 March
    Completed Match between Carlton and Geelong Cats
    Sunday 7 March
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 7 March
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Fremantle
    Friday 12 March
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Richmond
    Saturday 13 March
    Completed Match between St Kilda and GWS Giants
    Saturday 13 March
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Western Bulldogs
    Saturday 13 March
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Adelaide Crows
    Sunday 14 March
    Completed Match between Carlton and Fremantle
    Sunday 14 March
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood
    Monday 15 March
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and Geelong Cats
    Friday 19 March
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Carlton
    Saturday 20 March
    Completed Match between Geelong Cats and GWS Giants
    Saturday 20 March
    Completed Match between Collingwood and St Kilda
    Saturday 20 March
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Kangaroos
    Sunday 21 March
    Completed Match between Richmond and West Coast Eagles
    Sunday 21 March
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Western Bulldogs
    Sunday 21 March
    Completed Match between Fremantle and Melbourne
    Friday 26 March
    Completed Match between Western Bulldogs and Richmond
    Saturday 27 March
    Completed Match between Kangaroos and Fremantle
    Saturday 27 March
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Brisbane Lions
    Saturday 27 March
    Completed Match between Gold Coast Suns and Geelong Cats
    Sunday 28 March
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Collingwood
    Sunday 28 March
    Completed Match between GWS Giants and Carlton
    Sunday 28 March
    Completed Match between West Coast Eagles and St Kilda
    Saturday 3 April
    Completed Match between Melbourne and Fremantle
    Saturday 3 April
    Completed Match between Collingwood and Kangaroos
    Saturday 10 April
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Melbourne
    Saturday 10 April
    Completed Match between Brisbane Lions and Collingwood
    Saturday 17 April
    Completed Match between Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions

Round 4 Sunday 21 February

Blacktown International Sportspark
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    Cora kicks a bag as Giants see off stubborn Eagles

    A DOMINANT performance from Irish forward Cora Staunton has helped GWS defeat West Coast by 20 points in western Sydney, extending the visitors' winless AFLW season.

    Staunton booted four goals and created several others to help the Giants prevail 7.6 (48) to 4.4 (28) at Blacktown International Sportspark.

    GIANTS v EAGLES Full match coverage and stats

    The sun was shining on Sunday, setting the stage for the Giants' highest score of the season - and a potent start from both sides.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Greater Western Sydney v West Coast

    04:37 Feb 21. 2021. 7:35 PM

    The Giants and Eagles clash in round four of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    A combined quarter-time score of 7.3 (45) was just one point short of equalling the most prolific first term in AFLW history.

    Staunton, as she has done so often since starting her AFLW career in 2018, led the way for GWS.

    The 39-year-old, who feared her career was over after breaking both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg during 2019, kicked the hosts' opening two goals.

    Staunton shakes, snares delightful dribbler

    00:48 Feb 21. 2021. 5:32 PM

    Cora Staunton bags the opening goal of the game after a flashy turn and snap

    The Gaelic football legend, who returned to Australia last December and was released from hotel quarantine on Christmas Day, continued to work tirelessly.

    With the game in the balance and the Giants' lead just seven points after a goal-less third term, Staunton stepped up with two goals in two minutes.

    Staunton's third goal was an opportunistic effort after repeat stoppages in the Giants' forward line, a product of their impressive pressure, while her fourth was a cracking set shot from the pocket.

    West Coast weren't daunted during a frenetic and fierce start to the contest, hitting the front when Maddy Collier slotted her side's third goal.

    Amazing Atkins pick-up ends in super style

    00:46 Feb 21. 2021. 5:39 PM

    West Coast's Ashlee Atkins produces a scintillating solo effort to earn an outstanding goal

    GWS steadied to establish a seven-point lead at quarter-time.

    The Eagles trailed for the rest of the game, with Aisling McCarthy's knee injury souring the defeat.

    McCarthy landed awkwardly after a marking contest late in the final term, taking several minutes to get back on her feet.

    Staunton finished best on ground but teammate Tait Mackrill produced arguably the best goal of the day, kicking truly from just inside the 50m arc.

    Mighty Mackrill drills a long-distance pearler

    00:38 Feb 21. 2021. 6:39 PM

    Tait Mackrill sends a powerful effort towards goal and gets full reward

    GWS young gun Alyce Parker (25 disposals and six tackles) continued her productive start to the season, while Isabella Lewis (16 disposals and nine tackles) was among the Eagles' best.

    It was over when… 
    Cora Staunton booted her second fourth-quarter goal in as many minutes to surge the Giants 19 points clear of the persistent Eagles. After soccering through an opportunist's major five minutes into the final term, the 39-year-old star marked strongly on the lead from the next foray forward and kicked truly on an angle from 35m to give her side a match-winning lead. 

    Giant day as Cora scores four

    00:37 Feb 21. 2021. 6:48 PM

    Cora Staunton is the star for the day, notching her fourth goal in a best-on-ground performance for GWS

    Not another one
    After a kitchen accident ended skipper Dana Hooker's campaign and a nasty finger injury sidelined speedy Irish recruit Niamh Kelly, the last thing the Eagles needed was another key player going down. But that's what happened when Aisling McCarthy was collected inadvertently after a marking contest. A Giants opponent crashed into her lower left leg and McCarty immediately fell to the ground, clutching her left knee. She was helped from the field by trainers and West Coast will hope for the best news possible from her scans. 

    Worrying McCarthy knee injury after nasty landing

    01:29 Feb 21. 2021. 7:28 PM

    West Coast have been dealt a blow towards the end of the game with Aisling McCarthy being helped off the ground

    The difference 
    The Giants' strength around the contest was on show throughout the game. The Eagles were able to edge the home side at centre bounces, winning clearances 7-6, but they couldn't match GWS' depth at stoppages around the ground. The Giants won the stoppages 22-13, with star mid Alyce Parker dominant against an Eagles side that won't get prime mover Dana Hooker back until 2022. 

    Say what? 
    "Earlier, it was a bit of a shoot-out to be honest. We looked a bit vulnerable behind the ball, both structurally and also technique. We should have punched 3-4 times and (instead) let the ball over the back. We're never going to win a shootout based on our history of kicking goals so we needed to tidy that up, which we did and looked pretty solid from half-time on." - GWS coach Alan McConnell

    "Probably our biggest focus over the last couple of weeks has been playing our brand for longer... I felt like we played that brand for probably three quarters and then the last quarter it got away from us again. It's all part of our growth and development, just trying to stick it out for the 80 minutes, not 65. I think it's not far away, there was some positive stuff, but it could be hard for the rest of the year as well." - West Coast coach Daniel Pratt

    What's next
    The Giants travel south to take on the in-form Western Bulldogs on Saturday, while the Eagles will have their best chance yet for a first win in 2021 when they host fellow winless side Gold Coast at Mineral Resources Park on Sunday.

    GWS GIANTS         4.2      5.3      5.4     7.6 (48)
    WEST COAST         3.1      4.1      4.3     4.4 (28)

    GOALS
    GWS Giants: Staunton 4, Beeson, Dal Pos, Mackrill
    West Coast: Laurie, Atkins, Coller, Bowen

    BEST
    GWS Giants: Staunton, Parker, Eva, Beeson, Evans
    West Coast: Bresland, Swanson, McCarthy, Lewis, Bowen

    INJURIES
    GWS Giants: Nil
    West Coast: McCarthy (knee)

    Reports: Nil

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