Hawthorn secure first AFLW win as lockout games frustrate some fans


Collingwood claimed the first win over club arch rivals Essendon in a contested and physical game in wet weather conditions at AIA Centre. The Magpies took the points with an 11-point victory.

It was a scrappy arm wrestle for the majority of the game, before back-to-back goals from 18-year-old Eliza James gave Collingwood a healthy lead, which Essendon’s attack couldn’t breach. Maddy Prespakis was the star of the game with 31 disposals, five clearances and a goal, but her side couldn’t breach the Magpie’s impenetrable defence.

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