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 8 Saturday 20 March

GMHBA Stadium
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    Giants edge valiant Cats in arm-wrestle

    GREATER Western Sydney has kept its extremely slim finals hopes alive with a seven-point win over Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

    Alyce Parker continued her impressive form with 25 disposals, while the Giants were also well served by Elle Bennetts and captain Alicia Eva with 18 touches each.

    CATS v GIANTS Full match coverage and stats

    GWS looked to be on top early in the second term after veteran forward Cora Staunton kicked the Giants’ second goal of the game.

    But the rest of the second term was played predominantly on Geelong’s terms, with the Cats applying enormous front-half pressure.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Geelong v GWS

    03:46 Mar 20. 2021. 3:43 PM

    The Cats and Giants clash in round eight of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    However, Geelong failed to take advantage of its 11-3 inside-50 domination that quarter, adding only a solitary point to go into half-time five points down.

    GWS started to regain control in the third quarter, but like Geelong was unable to make the most of its opportunities, adding only 0.3 while keeping Geelong scoreless.

    The fourth quarter was played at a frenetic pace, with Geelong constantly surging the ball inside 50.

    But a desperate GWS side was able to stop Geelong from making any significant impact on the scoreboard, condemning the Cats to their eighth straight loss for the season.

    Composed Giant brings early major

    00:53 Mar 20. 2021. 1:31 PM

    Haneen Zreika shows great composure after intercepting, finishing it off with a tight angled goal

    The first blow
    Haneen Zreika got the Giants off to an impressive start with a scintillating display early in the first term. The zippy youngster took the ball in the forward pocket, ran around debutant Carly Remmos and threaded the needle to kick the Giants' first goal for the day. In a dour, low-scoring affair, Zreika's early spark proved pivotal. 

    Injury woes continue 
    For Geelong, the AFLW season can't come to an end soon enough. Sitting winless with one round left to play, the Cats have had torrid luck on the injury front. Already missing two of their best players in Olivia Purcell and Nina Morrison, the Cats also lost youngster Denby Taylor against the Giants. After colliding with Tait Mackrill early in the first term, Taylor played no further part in the game. She was later seen on the boundary with her arm in a sling.

    Young Cat crunched with this bump

    00:23 Mar 20. 2021. 1:59 PM

    Geelong defender Denby Taylor suffers a shoulder injury early in the first quarter

    The ladder now
    Saturday's win has kept the Giants' incredibly faint finals hopes alive, although they would need a host of results to go their way to sneak into the top six. Given its poor percentage of 71.6, GWS would need a thumping win against fellow finals aspirant Carlton next week and hope the Bulldogs lose their final two matches. The Giants would also need the Demons to lose against Fremantle and Brisbane, but even then Melbourne's impressive percentage (currently 136.4) will likely be too much for GWS to overcome.         

    Say what? 
    "We are developing obviously as a group and need to get some improvement at taking our chances when the moments come and being as clean as we can with our disposals." - Geelong coach Paul Hood 

    "We've certainly looked to try and do things and prepare a little bit differently in the last month … because we've historically been up and down. In other days I think we may have lost this game today … so we were very happy with the outcome." - GWS coach Alan McConnell

    What's next?
    Geelong will head to Metricon Stadium next Saturday to take on the Suns at 4.10pm AEST. Meanwhile, the Giants will host Carlton at Blacktown International Sportspark for a must-win clash at 4.10pm AEDT next Sunday.                

    GEELONG                                      1.1     1.2     1.2     1.3     (9)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     1.1     2.1     2.4     2.4     (16)

    GOALS
    Geelong: McWilliams
    Greater Western Sydney: Zreika, Staunton

    BEST 
    Geelong: M.McDonald, A.McDonald, McMahon, Gardiner, McWilliams
    Greater Western Sydney: Parker, Bennetts, Staunton, Zreika, Beeson

    INJURIES
    Geelong: Taylor (shoulder)
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil

    Reports: Britt Tully for a dangerous tackle on Richelle Cranston in the fourth quarter

    Crowd: 963 at GMHBA Stadium

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