AFLW Round 4, 2018
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Sunday 25 February
Venue: Traeger Park
Collingwood win by 34 points
Goalkickers: Kate Hore 1, Alyssa Mifsud 1, Elise O'Dea 1
Last MFC game
For the second week in a row the Dees dominated lower ranked opposition in the first term but lost. Needing to win to stay in the top two, Melbourne withstood an early barrage by the winless Pies to keep them scoreless for the first quarter.
In 37 degree heat, the game turned on its head in the second term. Melbourne failed to score and went into the half a goal behind. They added just 1.4 to 6.2 for the rest of the game as Collingwood dealt them their largest ever AFLW loss. Defeat left the Demons a game and percentage behind Brisbane and the Western Bulldogs in the race for a top two spot.
Best were Paxman, O'Dea and Hickey. Smith was concussed and Cranston injured her hand. Debutante Anna Teague was a late replacement for Brooke Patterson.
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