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

Preliminary Finals Saturday 10 April

Adelaide Oval
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    Crows head to another Grand Final, but skipper will miss

    ADELAIDE has booked its place in the 2021 AFLW Grand Final with an impressive 18-point victory over Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

    Ebony Marinoff (35 disposals and 13 tackles) and Anne Hatchard (27 disposals and one goal) starred for the Crows in the 5.3 (33) to 1.9 (15) win, which sets up an Adelaide Oval Grand Final against either Brisbane or Collingwood.  

    CROWS v DEMONS Full match coverage and stats

    But it seems the Crows will have to enter the decider without captain Chelsea Randall, who copped a heavy knock in the first quarter and was ruled out of the rest of the match with concussion. 

    It was a frenetic start to the game with good pressure from both sides early making it difficult for either team to score.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Adelaide v Melbourne

    03:52 Apr 10. 2021. 4:32 PM

    The Crows and Demons clash in the NAB AFLW Preliminary Final

    Despite leading the inside-50 count 11 to five at quarter-time, Melbourne was unable to penetrate Adelaide’s strong defensive setup and went into the first break goalless.

    Adelaide’s strong midfield took control in the second term, with Marinoff (20 disposals) and Hatchard (18) both racking up mountains of possession in the first half.

    Meanwhile, up forward Erin Phillips proved difficult to contain, with the superstar kicking the only two goals to half-time.        

    The Crows started to overwhelm the Demons in the second half, with a lively Rachelle Martin helping drive repeated inside 50s, which led to impressive third-term goals to Hatchard and Chloe Scheer.    

    Rachelle Martin was in blistering form for the Crows. Picture: AFL Photos

    Melbourne finally kicked their first goal in the final term through Kate Hore, but by then it was far too late.

    Injury carnage early
    The ferociousness of the contest became apparent early on, with Demon Eliza McNamara and Crows skipper Chelsea Randall involved in a big collision in the first quarter. It left both players unable to finish out the game and will potentially have huge ramifications for next week’s Grand Final. Given the league’s minimum 12-day return to play protocol for concussion, it looks as if Randall will be forced to miss the decider and a chance to win a third AFLW premiership.

    Bone-crunching clash rules out star Crow, young Demon

    00:45 Apr 10. 2021. 3:51 PM

    Chelsea Randall and Eliza McNamara ruled out with concussion after hard contest

    The first blow
    With Adelaide and Melbourne struggling to hit the scoreboard in the first term, both sides were desperate for a goal to settle the nerves. Enter Erin Phillips. The veteran won a free kick inside 50 and duly converted to give the Crows the early advantage. With a wasteful Melbourne finishing the game with 1.9, Phillips’ two first half goals were pivotal to Adelaide’s victory.

    Anne Hatchard helps Erin Phillips celebrate a goal. Picture: AFL Photos

    It was over when…
    While they led by 21 points at three quarter time, the Crows would have been wary of a last term fightback from the Demons. But Eloise Jones put the game beyond reach with a classy goal in the opening minutes of the final term. The youngster crumbed the ball in the forward pocket, tapped it forward and soccered it through from a tight angle for an impressive goal that crushed any remaining hope for the Demons. 

    Jones channels her inner Sam Kerr to kick unbelievable soccer goal

    00:28 Apr 10. 2021. 4:15 PM

    Eloise Jones ices the game with great knock on & soccer from tight angle

    What’s next?
    The Crows are heading to the Grand Final and have secured hosting rights, meaning they will play the winner of Brisbane and Collingwood at Adelaide Oval next Saturday. For the Demons, their season is now over.

    The Melbourne players leave Adelaide Oval after their preliminary final loss. Picture: AFL Photos

    ADELAIDE        1.0    2.1    4.2    5.3 (33)
    MELBOURNE   0.2    0.3    0.5    1.9 (15)

    GOALS
    Adelaide: Phillips 2, Scheer, Hatchard, Jones
    Melbourne: Hore

    BEST 
    Adelaide: Hatchard, Marinoff, Phillips, Martin, Thompson
    Melbourne: Paxman, Hanks, Hore, Gay, Scott

    INJURIES  
    Adelaide: Randall (concussion)
    Melbourne: McNamara (concussion)

    Crowd: TBC at Adelaide Oval

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