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
    Upcoming Match between Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions

Qualifying Finals Saturday 3 April

Victoria Park
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    Pies' late charge breaks Roo hearts in a thriller

    A STIRRING fourth-quarter fightback has propelled Collingwood to a six-point qualifying final win over North Melbourne at Victoria Park.

    The Roos took a 14-point lead into the last term, but majors to inclusion Kristy Stratton, Chloe Molloy and Tarni Brown was enough in the 7.8 (50) to 7.2 (44) win.

    MAGPIES v KANGAROOS Full match coverage and stats

    For Collingwood, it's sweet revenge for last year's heart-breaking semi-final loss to the Roos, going down by two points before the season was cancelled.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Collingwood v North Melbourne

    04:40 Apr 3. 2021. 5:14 PM

    The Magpies and Kangaroos clash in the NAB AFLW Qualifying Final

    Brown had earlier swung the game in North Melbourne's favour after the Pies had made all the early running, streaming out of a stoppage in the forward pocket to bizarrely kick through the wrong goals and register a behind for the Roos in the second quarter.

    At the time, it had been a turning point – the resultant kick-out overturned, Beth Lynch converted after a brief grapple on the goal-line, and a successful Sophie Abbatangelo set shot cut the margin to three points in the shadows of half-time.

    With Emma King's dominance in the ruck starting to pay dividends out of the middle, North Melbourne's extraordinary accuracy in the face of several tough shots on the boundary (Lynch's second and Ash Riddell) helped the visitors to a 14-point lead at the final break.

    A lucky goal for North keeps them in the game

    00:20 Apr 3. 2021. 3:54 PM

    A very lucky goal from Bethany Lynch keeps North in the hunt in a tight elimination final

    While Ash Brazill had been a surprise presence up forward earlier in the game, she was swung to her customary defensive role for the final term, and withstood some heated North tackle pressure to kick-start the Pies' stunning run of goals.

    Stacey Livingstone (10 intercepts) was rock in defence for Collingwood, while co-captain Bri Davey (31, nine tackles, seven clearances) dictated play in the engine room.

    Counterpart Emma Kearney (19, 400m gained) was crucial in the Roos' rally, as was Kaitlyn Ashmore (17) on the wing and Jenna Bruton's deft touch around the ground.

    Creative Collingwood on-baller Jaimee Lambert needed a concussion test after being accidentally sandwiched between the knees of two North Melbourne players in the third term, but returned to play an important role in the last quarter.

    Brazill's surprise move
    Given Collingwood's defensive woes on the injury front, it was surprising to see Ash Brazill line up in the forward line to begin the game. North coach Darren Crocker wasn't taken aback, saying they'd spotted the tall training in attack earlier in the week. But the star rebounder was swung back into defence in the last quarter, after Beth Lynch had stymied the run usually produced by Ruby Schleicher.

    Remarkable goal from Molloy

    00:21 Apr 3. 2021. 4:52 PM

    Talented pie Chloe Molloy kicks an amazing goal to get the game back to a point midway through the fourth quarter

    Roos' blues
    North Melbourne finished the season probably where it should on its 2021 form, losing in the first week of finals. After dominating the aborted 2020 season – but not playing too many of the top teams – the Roos were a little clunky this year, struggling to produce four-quarter performances and lacking for pace at times, particularly in the back half. They've got a fearsome midfield, but there's still a few missing puzzle pieces.

    Growing rivalry
    The beauty of now being five years into the NAB AFLW competition is rivalries and history between teams is beginning to develop. With three former Pies – Jess Duffin, Emma King and Jas Garner – holding down key positions, the Roos have a bit of black and white in them, but Collingwood signed up coach Scott Gowans as an assistant after he was let go by North. On the field, the sides have now played two tightly fought finals for one win apiece.

    Just what the Pies needed

    00:16 Apr 3. 2021. 4:31 PM

    Sophie Alexander kicks a much needed goal for the Pies to keep them in the contest

    Say what?
    "There was certainly a lot going on, it was a bit of a chessboard in the last quarter. Our players thought their way through it in the end. Their ability to adapt to different positions and trying a few different things to try and get things going in the last quarter was really good. They adapted really well and whatever we threw at them, they adjusted. They've got such a fighting spirit, I'm just so proud of the way they continue at it." – Collingwood coach Steve Symonds

    "It was a real game of momentum, I thought. The Pies came out and had the momentum in the first quarter, and I think we reined that back for a couple of quarters. It was a real arm wrestle, but to Collingwood's credit, they really responded at three-quarter time and found a way. They were kicking with a bit of a breeze in the last quarter and they definitely utilised that, but it wasn't the reason they won, they just gritted their teeth a little bit more than we did and found a way to win." – North Melbourne coach Darren Crocker

    Up next
    After the six-point triumph, Collingwood will be faced with the daunting task of Brisbane in a preliminary final. Brisbane has hosting rights, but the location of the game is yet to be confirmed given the recent small COVID-19 outbreak. It's season over for North Melbourne.

    COLLINGWOOD    3.2   3.4   4.6   7.8   (50)                  
    NORTH MELBOURNE    1.0   3.1   7.2   7.2   (44)          

    GOALS
    Collingwood:
     Alexander 2, Molloy 2, Lambert, Stratton, Brown
    North Melbourne: Abbatangelo 2, Lynch 2, Garner, Riddell, Bannister

    BEST 
    Collingwood:
     Davey, Livingstone, Lambert, Bonnici, Molloy
    North Melbourne: Kearney, Garner, Riddell, Bruton, Ashmore

    INJURIES 
    Collingwood:
     Nil
    North Melbourne: Nil

    Crowd: 3010 at Victoria Park

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