CARLTON was unable to overcome an impressive Collingwood outfit, losing by 18 points at Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Pies showed why they remain undefeated through to Round 6 of the VFLW competition, keeping Carlton from impacting the scoreboard until the fourth quarter.
While the rain cleared to start the game, the wind picked up and disrupted both teams’ gameplay. It was an arm-wrestle for scoring opportunities early, before Collingwood managed to kick the opening goal after a few unsuccessful attempts.
The girls’ spirit persisted, protecting a number of close calls to keep them in the match. Sideways rain rolled in over Victoria Park with a few minutes remaining in the quarter before the team was hurried into the sheds.
HT: A wet and windy afternoon and the defensive Pies keep us scoreless to half time. ??— Carlton Women's (@carltonfc_w) April 11, 2021
Plenty of opportunity ahead with just two goals in it.
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Carlton kept the pressure up with plenty of strong tackles and efforts to muscle the opposition off the ball. The Blues' work ethic didn’t waiver with every loose ball being set upon and fought for across every line.
The Blues returned to the field confident and fired up. With the ball locked in Carlton’s forward 50 for the majority of the quarter, the Blues had several scoring shots, however the ball fanned to the side each time. Overall, Carlton had a dominant last term, winning several important statistics to take it to the unbeaten Pies.
It's time to celebrate the season. ??— Carlton Women's (@carltonfc_w) April 5, 2021
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Luke’s best on field:
“Akayla Peterson followed closely by Maddy Guerin would be the top two,” O’Shannessy said.
“They were both standouts for us.”
Carlton 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4(4)
Collingwood 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1(22)
Peterson, Guerin, Zampaliogne, Lawrence, Honybun, Borg