Pies notch clinical win over fast-starting Swans

JORDAN Membrey kept her remarkable goal-kicking record alive as Collingwood maintained its unbeaten start to the AFLW season with a 31-point thumping of Sydney.

The more experienced Magpies were dominant after quarter-time, pulling away to win 6.9 (45) to 2.2 (14) on Sunday at Victoria Park.

The result left the Swans still searching for the first win of their debut season in the expanded 18-team competition.

AFLW S7 Highlights: Collingwood v Sydney

05:04 Sep 4. 2022. 2:59 PM

The Magpies and Swans clash in round 2 of the 2022 NAB AFL Women's Competition

Magpies forward Membrey kicked two goals in her second game back from an ACL injury, taking her career tally to 14 majors without a miss.

Jaimee Lambert (20 disposals), Jordyn Allen (18) and Ruby Schleicher (15) were all strong contributors and Olivia Barber kicked two goals on her club debut asCollingwood's superior pressure around the contest overwhelmed the Swans.

The Magpies' early inaccuracy around goal prevented a bigger margin and Lambert sat out the final stages of the match with an ankle injury.

PIES v SWANS Full match coverage and stats

Aliesha Newman gave Sydney a fast start with the first goal against her old side, converting a free kick within a minute of the opening bounce.

Another goal to Rebecca Privitelli helped give the Swans a four-point lead at the first change, but it was short-lived.

Collingwood star Chloe Molloy got up feeling sick when she was crunched flying back into a marking contest early in the second term.

But she showed her toughness moments later, taking a mark inside 50m and kicking the Pies' second goal to put them in front.

Gutsy Molloy continues on to nail timely major

00:50 Sep 4. 2022. 1:46 PM

Chloe Molloy claims a tough grab and kicks a composed goal just minutes later

A pair of big hits put Newman out of action for a period before three-quarter time as Collingwood took full control of the contest, kicking five unanswered goals after the first break.

Aimee Whelan (14 disposals), Molly Eastman (12) and Cynthia Hamilton (11) all fought hard against the tide for the Swans.

Lucky 13 (and 14) for Membrey
Jordan Membrey notched up her 13th and 14th career goals against the Swans, continuing her streak of pinpoint accuracy. In a career that has spanned seven seasons, two clubs and one ACL rehabilitation journey, Membrey has only ever kicked goals, and is yet to record a behind. Membrey, who returned in round one last week after missing season six, 2022, due to an ACL injury has picked up right where she left off. It's the longest behind-less goal streak in not only AFLW history, but V/AFL history.

Membrey reads it best to leave the rest

00:33 Sep 4. 2022. 2:28 PM

Jordan Membrey takes front spot and snaps her second major

Say what?
"[Jordan Membrey] doesn't miss many. She's a reliable kick and the girls trust kicking the ball to her because she's strong in the air. If she doesn't mark it, she competes at ground level really well, so we like what she brings." - Collingwood coach Steve Symonds.

"The coach in me says it was a pretty disappointing performance. It's probably going to be the story of our season a little bit that we can sustain for a little while. But (with) the six or seven pre-seasons in teams versus our 12 weeks, you can get them running-fit but you can't get them match-fit for that sort of intensity. We were just hanging on for dear life." - Sydney coach Scott Gowans.

Up next
The Swans take on cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney next Saturday in the first-ever AFLW Sydney Derby, held at the SCG, while the Pies will head down the highway to GMHBA Stadium on Saturday to face Geelong.

COLLINGWOOD      1.2     3.5     4.7     6.9  (45)
SYDNEY                  2.0     2.1     2.1     2.2  (14)

Collingwood: Membrey 2, Barber 2, James, Molloy
Sydney: Newman, Privitelli

Collingwood: Lambert, Schleicher, Molloy, Cann, Allen
Sydney: Szigeti, Whelan, Eastman, Tarrant, Privitelli

Collingwood: Lambert (ankle)
Sydney: Nil