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Deja vu as Pies account for Blues – once more – in AFLW season oener



Collingwood have opened the AFLW season with a convincing 18-point win over rivals Carlton beneath lights at Ikon Park, including to their victory over the Blues within the closing spherical of the lads’s competitors on Sunday.

The Blues, who endured a tough low season after dropping famous person Madison Prespakis and Georgia Gee to Essendon, caught with the more-fancied Magpies within the first quarter.

However Collingwood’s stars got here to the fore after quarter-time, grinding the Blues into submission to win 5.6 (36) to three.0 (18) in entrance of 4128 followers on Thursday night time.

The Magpies suffered a scare early within the final quarter when star Jaimee Lambert went down clutching her left ankle.

Lambert initially appeared devastated and in vital ache however was capable of jog off the bottom in her fiftieth AFLW sport.

The 29-year-old got here again on the bottom only some minutes later, a lot to the reduction of Magpies coach Steve Symonds.

Collingwood are already with out famous person co-captain Bri Davey, who injured her knee within the Magpies’ opening sport of final season.

Blues teen Daisy Walker was assessed for concussion after being on the tip of a fierce deal with from Collingwood debutant Imogen Evans.

Walker appeared to hit the bottom in the course of the deal with and Evans is bound to face scrutiny from the match evaluate officer.

Carlton had been served finest by Mimi Hill, who appears set to take over as Prespakis because the Blues’ most prolific ball-winner.

Regardless of enjoying the sport out with an enormous bandage on her left thigh, Hill collected 26 disposals to be Carlton’s finest.

All-Australian defender Ruby Schleicher made a direct influence in her new position within the midfield, selecting up 20 possessions for Collingwood.

The Magpies have 5 particular person goal-kickers, with Jordan Membrey making a profitable comeback from an ACL damage by slotting Collingwood’s first of the sport.

Collingwood will host enlargement staff the Sydney Swans in spherical two, whereas the Blues will tackle one other newcomer Essendon on September 4.



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