Collingwood has shored up its top rated-two hopes with a detailed 47-position gain around an embattled St Kilda on Saturday.
Led by smaller forward Aliesha Newman (two targets in the opening 4 minutes and a few total), the Pies were switched on from the opening bounce in the 8.11 (59) to 2.1 (13) gain at Victoria Park.
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Inclusion Jess Matin delivered a rare highlight, changing a hard established shot from an acute angle for her 1st AFLW objective.
Led by Ga Patrikios (29 disposalas, 9 clearances), Tyanna Smith (10 disposals, 12 tackles) and Hannah Priest (a few rebound-50s), the Saints lifted their intensity in the second time period – forcing the Pies to above-handball and tie them selves in knots – but struggled to pierce its forward 50.
As the video game progressed, the Pies spread the ball with considerably more intent, exhibiting better composure in the confront of some intense St Kilda tackling.
The Saints lastly broke by for the 2nd target by way of Jacqui Vogt in the closing time period, getting some exceptional overlap run in advance of the former Victory defender transformed.
Brianna Davey (23 touches) was outstanding all close to the floor, with the Saints owning no match for her physicality and marking ability, though the ever-industrious Britt Bonnici (29) and Jaimee Lambert (21 and seven tackles) discovered loads of the footy.
Patrikios was nearly a lone hand in the midfield, creating an unbelievable 29-disposal, nine-clearance recreation with 529m gained, even though Molly McDonald was subsequent-best with 15 touches on the wing.
COLLINGWOOD 3.3 4.6 6.1 8.11 (59)
ST KILDA 1.0 1.1 1.1 2.1 (13)
Collingwood: Newman 3, Molloy 2, Lambert, Layton, Lin
St Kilda: Matin, Vogt
Collingwood: Davey, Lambert, Bonnici, Newman, Schleicher, Layton
St Kilda: Patrikios, McDonald, Smith, Priest
St Kilda: Nil
Crowd: 2228 at Victoria Park