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

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    Bouncing back: Kangas break clear of Blues

    NORTH Melbourne has rebounded from two straight losses, overpowering Carlton in the second half to win by 22 points.

    The Blues led by four points at half-time, but the Roos kicked five goals in the final term in the 9.5 (59) to 6.1 (37) win at UTAS Stadium on Saturday night.

    ROOS v BLUES Full match coverage and stats

    It means Carlton is in a fight to qualify for finals, slipping to two wins and three losses with four rounds remaining.

    AFLW Match Highlights: North Melbourne v Carlton

    04:32 Feb 27. 2021. 9:36 PM

    The Kangaroos and Blues clash in round five of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    With the AFLW best and fairest winner Maddy Prespakis cooling her heels on the sidelines due to a one-match suspension, Jess Hosking spent more time on the ball and was industrious with 14 touches, while Nic Stevens (19) was outstanding at half-forward.

    But North's weight of numbers in the middle proved to be too much, with Garner (32, nine clearances), Kearney (28, five clearances) and Riddell (23, nine tackles) powering the home side.

    Both sides have not been at their best this year, and the game oscillated between brilliantly clean passages of play and sloppy, pressured turnovers.

    North Melbourne came out firing, keen to atone for last week's disappointing loss to Collingwood, with Kate Gillespie-Jones and Garner booting goals after some quick movement out of the middle courtesy of Riddell and Emma King.

    North Melbourne off to the perfect start with two quick snaps

    00:31 Feb 27. 2021. 7:26 PM

    Brilliant teamwork brings two Roo majors

    Darcy Vescio's hot form continued with a purple patch in the second term, kicking an opportunistic snap, converting a set shot and setting up Lauren Brazzale with a clever kick after spotting the winger out of the corner of her eye.

    Brazzale strikes with ease

    00:26 Feb 27. 2021. 8:00 PM

    Lauren Brazzale runs into open space and kicks Carlton's second

    It gave the Blues a slender lead, but after numerous missed and rushed opportunities in front of goal by North, the diminutive Daisy Bateman surprised herself by converting a set-shot from 35m.

    Mimi Hill – taken with pick No.10 in last year's NAB AFLW Draft – made things interesting in the last term with her first two AFLW goals, but North Melbourne broke the dam walls of Carlton's previously resolute defence, piling on five straight goals.

    Abbatangelo's brilliant banana in dominant North quarter

    00:38 Feb 27. 2021. 9:13 PM

    Sophie Abbatangelo shows off her skills and kicks her second major of the night from the boundary line

    The finals picture
    With Melbourne yet to play in round five, the Roos have leapt into sixth spot on the ladder, with the 2021 season seeing the top six qualifying for finals. There are four rounds remaining, and Carlton, one of the pre-season premiership fancies, is anchored in eighth spot. It's not all doom and gloom, with the Blues just one win adrift, but it makes things a lot harder from here, especially being 35 per cent below the Dees in seventh. 

    Duffin's welcome return
    North Melbourne welcomed back All-Australian defender Jess Duffin following a break of 714 days due to the birth of her daughter Georgie in late June. She played in bursts but looked to have lost none of her touch as she slotted back into defence. Duffin took a goal-saving mark in the first term and was clever with deft touches around the ground. She'll be better for the run, but it was a more-than-handy inclusion for Darren Crocker.

    Kangaroos star Jess Duffin at the club's 2021 photo shoot. Picture: Dylan Burns, AFL Photos

    Carlton's first-quarter blues
    You'd be forgiven for skipping Carlton's opening terms this year if you were a Blues supporter. The team have been a notoriously slow starter, kicking a cumulative 1.2 from five opening stanzas. The Blues had 11 inside 50s in the first quarter against the Roos but were scoreless, struggling to find a clean mark within scoring range. Nic Stevens was in everything but Tayla Harris was well held and Darcy Vescio only came to life after the first break.

    Say what?
    "We reviewed (ball movement) pretty strongly earlier in the week, and we just thought we didn't use the ball well or efficiently last week, and felt we played too rushed. Tonight, I just thought throughout the game, our ability to control the tempo of the game was really good. There were times when we could go quick, but there were also a lot of times when we got a mark or a free kick and the girls just controlled the tempo." - North Melbourne coach Darren Crocker

    "We were monstered in the midfield. We've got a young developing midfield against one of the best and most experienced in the business and they had their way with us, particularly after half-time. We just weren't able to set up properly; we were a bit 'deer in the headlights' a couple of times and they did what they wanted, particularly through the front of the contest, which was annoying." - Carlton coach Daniel Harford

    Carlton coach Daniel Harford speaks to his players during the loss to North Melbourne in round five, 2021. Picture: Getty Images

    Up next
    North Melbourne will be wary of Richmond's momentum after the Tigers' first win, but should have the firepower to get the job done on Friday night at the Swinburne Centre. Carlton will be hoping to bank four points, hosting the winless Cats at Ikon Park on Sunday.

    NORTH MELBOURNE     2.1     2.2     4.5     9.5 (59)
    CARLTON     0.0     3.0     3.0     6.1 (37)

    GOALS
    North Melbourne: 
    Abbatangelo 2, Bateman 2, Gillespie-Jones, Garner, Bannister, Campbell, M. King
    Carlton: Vescio 2, Hill 2, Brazzale, Stevens

    BEST
    North Melbourne:
     Garner, Kearney, Riddell, Bruton, Randall, Abbatangelo
    Carlton: Stevens, J. Hosking, Laloifi, Pound, Vescio, Hill

    INJURIES
    North Melbourne: 
    Nil 
    Carlton: Nil

    Reports: Nil

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