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

Victoria Park
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    Magpies steamroll Saints to boost hopes of top-two finish

    COLLINGWOOD has shored up its top-two hopes with a comprehensive 47-point win over an embattled St Kilda on Saturday.

    Led by small forward Aliesha Newman (two goals in the opening four minutes and three overall), the Pies were switched on from the opening bounce in the 8.11 (59) to 2.1 (13) win at Victoria Park.

    MAGPIES v SAINTS Full match coverage and stats

    By quarter-time, a whopping eight St Kilda players had yet to touch the ball, including influential forwards Kate Shierlaw, Caitlin Greiser and the usually busy Tilly Lucas-Rodd and Jayde Van Dyk.

    AFLW Match Highlights: Collingwood v St Kilda

    04:05 Mar 20. 2021. 5:41 PM

    The Magpies and Saints clash in round eight of the NAB AFL Women's competition

    Inclusion Jess Matin had provided a rare highlight, converting a tough set shot from an acute angle for her first AFLW goal.

    Led by Georgia Patrikios, Tyanna Smith and Hannah Priest, the Saints lifted their intensity in the second term – forcing the Pies to over-handball and tie themselves in knots – but struggled to pierce its forward 50.

    Newman double gets the Magpies off to a flying start

    00:58 Mar 20. 2021. 3:23 PM

    Aliesha Newman strikes twice within the opening minutes of the game

    As the game progressed, the Pies spread the ball with much more purpose, showing greater composure in the face of some fierce St Kilda tackling.

    The Saints finally broke through for the second goal via Jacqui Vogt in the final term, finding some rare overlap run before the former Victory defender converted.

    Superb Saints teamwork brings Vogt major

    00:36 Mar 20. 2021. 4:56 PM

    Jacqui Vogt kicks much-needed St Kilda goal after some great teamwork from Georgia Patrikios and Kate Shierlaw

    Brianna Davey (23 touches) was outstanding all around the ground, with the Saints having no match for her physicality and marking ability, while the ever-industrious Britt Bonnici (29) and Jaimee Lambert (21 and seven tackles) found plenty of the footy.

    Patrikios was nearly a lone hand in the midfield, producing an incredible 29-disposal, nine-clearance game with 529m gained, while McDonald was next-best with 15 touches on the wing.

    The match also marked the first time a Collingwood and St Kilda side had met at Victoria Park since the infamous Nicky Winmar match in round four, 1993.

    Lambert strikes to extend Pies blitz

    00:31 Mar 20. 2021. 4:02 PM

    Jaimee Lambert gathers the ball and kicks her first major of the season, continuing Collingwood's dominant first half

    Collingwood debuts new-look backline
    Last week Collingwood lost two important defenders in Jordy Allen (foot) and Lauren Butler (hamstring) to season-long injuries, so all eyes were on the Pies' backline to see how they'd structure up against the Saints. All-Australian defender Ash Brazill was a handy inclusion after just over a year out with a torn ACL, while it appears hard-nosed midfielder Ebony O'Dea is the other piece of the puzzle. Brazill finished the game with ice on her leg, but with the game in the bag, it was just precautionary.

    Percentage watch
    At this time of the season, percentage is especially vital for teams in finals calculation. The Pies now cannot drop out of the top six, and had entered the match with a percentage of 195.9. Thanks in part to two fearsome goal-saving tackles by Ruby Schleicher as the Saints pressed in the third, Collingwood's percentage now sits at 217.0, and the team is in first place halfway through the round.

    There's no escaping this Pie

    00:40 Mar 20. 2021. 4:37 PM

    Ruby Schleicher continues her brilliant form by laying two great rundown tackles in the third quarter

    What's next for the Saints?
    Coach Peta Searle was thrilled with the effort and intensity her side brought for all four quarters, particularly on the inside of the contest, but the Saints struggled to get deep and effective inside 50s. There's no doubt the loss of the 2020 VFLW season due to the state's COVID-19 lockdown has hurt the Saints badly, with Searle saying she took the opportunity to trial Tarni White in the middle and even gave Alice Burke a run against Bri Davey.

    Say what?
    "We were pretty happy with that. We were looking for a response after last week (loss to Brisbane) … and we felt got that today. The girls' intent was pretty positive from the start and we did overdo the ball a bit today and made a few mistakes, but we did it with intent." – Collingwood coach Steve Symonds

    "Coming on the back of last week, there were certain things we wanted to work on, we wanted to stay in the fight, and we did that all day. We couldn't question their effort and intensity and want. Our pressure rating was above two for most of the day, so I felt like we made Collingwood earn it. Another thing I was impressed about was Bri (Davey), Bonnici, Lambert all ran around getting 20+ possessions, so for our midfield to be -1 in clearances was a real positive." – St Kilda coach Peta Searle

    Up next
    Collingwood faces an early taste of finals action, taking on Adelaide at Norwood Oval on Sunday, while the Saints will be hoping for a win, up against the Eagles at Mineral Resources Park.

    COLLINGWOOD    3.3   4.6   6.1   8.11   (59)                  
    ST KILDA    1.0   1.1   1.1   2.1   (13)          

    GOALS
    Collingwood:
     Newman 3, Molloy 2, Lambert, Layton, Lin
    St Kilda: Matin, Vogt

    BEST 
    Collingwood:
     Davey, Lambert, Bonnici, Newman, Schleicher, Layton
    St Kilda: Patrikios, McDonald, Smith, Priest

    INJURIES 
    Collingwood:
     Nil
    St Kilda: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 2228 at Victoria Park

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