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 5 Saturday 27 February

Victoria University Whitten Oval
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    Izzy and Bonnie show: Twin towers fire Dogs to another win

    THE WESTERN Bulldogs have four straight victories and are emerging as a genuine AFLW premiership threat, with a 25-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday the latest emphatic statement of their intent this season.

    It was the dynamic forward partnership of Isabel Huntington and Bonnie Toogood that inspired the 7.5 (47) to 3.4 (22) win at the VU Whitten Oval, with the pair providing an unstoppable combination in attack to haunt the Giants all afternoon.

    BULLDOGS v GIANTS Full match coverage and stats

    Huntington finished with a career-best three goals from five big marks in a powerhouse performance up forward, with Toogood adding three goals herself to act as the perfect foil alongside the former No.1 pick.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Western Bulldogs v GWS

    04:44 Feb 27. 2021. 5:55 PM

    The Bulldogs and Giants clash in round five of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    Rebecca Beeson (24 disposals, five tackles) typified the Giants' performance, fighting hard all afternoon and perhaps shading the red-hot Ellie Blackburn (17 disposals, five tackles) in the midfield. But the Dogs had too many contributors to ease over the line.

    It didn't all go their way, with the Giants controlling the territory battle throughout a tough and tense start to the match. But it was the Bulldogs who were putting on a counter-attacking clinic to ultimately claim the significant early advantage.

    After the scores were level at the opening interval, Huntington and Toogood were the beneficiaries of some smooth transitions through the middle of the field to finish the half with a combined five goals and hand their side a 24-point buffer at the main break.

    Toogood living up to the name with stunner

    00:37 Feb 27. 2021. 4:47 PM

    Bonnie Toogood shrugs off an opponent before finding the sticks in superb style

    Their stellar work in attack inspired five consecutive goals on either side of half-time, with Huntington soon adding another as the speed and athleticism of Kirsten McLeod (nine disposals, one goal) forced yet more headaches upon the Giants.

    It was almost the perfect afternoon for the Western Bulldogs, before the win – and the performance – was marred by a late non-contact knee injury to Deanna Berry that sent a hush over the Whitten Oval.

    Devastating blow as Berry injures knee

    01:27 Feb 27. 2021. 5:20 PM

    An emotional Deanna Berry is helped off the field after a cruel knee injury

    Flag chance?
    A round one loss to St Kilda, combined with five straight defeats to end the 2020 campaign, meant the Western Bulldogs had lost six consecutive games earlier this season. They looked anything but a premiership contender. But how much difference a month can make. The Dogs now have four straight wins, are entrenched inside the top-six, and look a genuine shot at the flag. Look out title contenders, Nathan Burke's side are coming.

    Blink and you missed it
    The Giants can feel hard done by. Having gone into quarter-time level, they dominated the early stages of the second term. They moved the ball forward nicely and worked repeat entries through awesome pressure inside 50, but had no means of converting the territorial control into goals. As it happened, the Bulldogs poured forward rapidly on the break, kicked four goals in 11 minutes, and the match was as good as done.

    Tully terrific with super snap

    00:43 Feb 27. 2021. 5:04 PM

    Britt Tully earns GWS a superb major with a slick shot from distance

    The difference 
    Isabel Huntington is a star. The Dogs might have struggled to get going throughout the first quarter, but back-to-back Huntington goals in the second term soon broke the game wide open. Her contested marking has been a feature of her young career, but it was a stunning goal on the run – having just out-bodied her opponent in the contest – that signalled why she is one of the game's most influential players. She finished with three goals for the first time in her AFLW career, complementing nine disposals and five strong marks.

    Hungry Dogs off to the races, Huntington goals

    00:42 Feb 27. 2021. 4:44 PM

    Isabel Huntington is the beneficiary of some quick Bulldogs movement through the middle

    WESTERN BULLDOGS                  1.2     5.2     7.2     7.5 (47)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     1.2     1.2     3.3     3.4 (22)

    GOALS
    Western Bulldogs: Toogood 3, Huntington 3, McLeod
    Greater Western Sydney: Privitelli, Tully, McKinnon

    BEST
    Western Bulldogs: Huntington, Toogood, Lamb, Blackburn, Brown, McLeod, Lochland
    Greater Western Sydney: Beeson, Parker, Eva, Tully, Bennetts

    INJURIES
    Western Bulldogs: Berry (knee)
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 2461 at VU Whitten Oval

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