All the most watched highlights from the 2018 AFLW competition
Posted on March 28, 2018
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Each week of the 2018 NAB AFLW Competition, we have been bringing you the most streamed highlight of the round.
The Western Bulldogs are the NAB AFLW 2018 Competition premiers.
After being held goalless in opening term, played in heavy rain at Ikon Park on Saturday, the Western Bulldogs’ 4.3.27 to 3.3.21 triumph over the Brisbane Lions came with a thrilling second half revival.
After half time the Western Bulldogs upped the ante scoring three critical goals in the third quarter. The Brisbane Lions then responded in the final quarter bringing the scores thrillingly close – before Western Bulldogs midfielder Emma Kearney sealed the victory with a tackle on Brisbane Lion Kaitlyn Ashmore, late in the last quarter, and she goaled from the free kick from 30m.
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Round 7, 19 March 2018:
A goal in the last two minutes was the difference for the Western Bulldogs as they secured a spot in the AFLW Grand Final with victory over Melbourne. It seemed Melbourne (4.7.31) had done enough to stay in the reckoning for a finals berth, until the competition’s leading goal kicker, Brooke Lochland drilled the match winner for the Bulldogs (5.3.33) who in turn, also sewed up the Minor Premiership.
Following their thumping 40-point victory over the GWS Giants, the Brisbane Lions will take on the Bulldogs in the second ever AFLW Grand Final this weekend. It will be the Brisbane Lions second successive AFLW Grand Final appearance, while in other results, Collingwood knocked out reigning premiers the Adelaide Crows, and Fremantle defeated Carlton by 11 points.
Round 6, March 13 2018:
In a topsy-turvy encounter, the Adelaide Crows (6.4.40) have continued their push for a Grand Final berth with a four-point win over the Fremantle Dockers (5.6.36), moving them to fourth on the ladder ahead of the final round of the regular season. In sweltering conditions in Darwin, it was Erin Phillips again leading the pack for the Crows with three goals, with the highlights package from the game being the most streamed video of the round in the AFLW Official App.
Elsewhere in round six, the GWS Giants surged past ladder leaders the Western Bulldogs to move to third, while Collingwood continued the trend of upsets and moved off the bottom of the table with a win over the Brisbane Lions. With only one round remaining of the regular season, five teams are still in contention for a spot in the Grand Final, with all four final round fixtures set to be unmissable.
Round 5, March 5 2018:
Melbourne Captain Daisy Pearce has kept her club’s premiership hopes alive, delivering a match-winning performance to inspire her team to a six point win over the Brisbane Lions. It was the highlights package from this Melbourne (4.10.34) v Brisbane Lions (4.4.28) match that was the most streamed video over weekend in the AFLW Official App.
Check out what Daisy Pearce had to say about the AFLW Official App and catch her in action in round five’s most watched highlight video below.
With only two more rounds of the home and away season left to play, the Western Bulldogs are sitting four points clear on the top of the table with a healthy percentage after a surprisingly close eight point win over bottom placed Collingwood after round five. Meanwhile Adelaide kept their hopes of a Grand Final appearance alive with a comfortable 35 point win over Carlton and the GWS GIANTS have climbed to fourth spot on the ladder after a convincing win over Fremantle.
Round 4, February 26 2018:
In a record breaking match between Carlton and the Western Bulldogs on Friday night, Western Bulldogs player Brooke Lochland became the first woman to kick four or more goals in an AFLW half – and then went on to kick a league-record seven goals for the match.
It was the highlights package from this game that was most streamed over weekend in the AFLW Official App, with the Western Bulldogs kicking an AFLW-record 12.14 (86) against Carlton 2.1 (13).
The end of round four sees the Western Bulldogs on top of the ladder with the Brisbane Lions in second place, on percentages. The weekend saw some close games, with none closer than the GWS GIANTS and reigning premiers Adelaide Crows locked in at 2.1 (27) each when the siren went. Another water-logged game for the GWS GIANTS home round at Blacktown Oval.
Round 3, February 20 2018:
This week, it was the highlights package from the Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs match that saw the most streams in the AFLW Official App. With the help of 4 goals from co-captain Erin Phillips, the Adelaide Crows (41) came from behind to record a dramatic seven-point victory over the Western Bulldogs (34) on Saturday afternoon, to maintain their hopes of back-to-back grand final appearances.
Round three of the 2018 NAB AFLW Competition also saw the race for the Grand Final open up with Fremantle (36) outkicking the previously undefeated Melbourne (30) in a stunning battle at Freemantle Oval on Sunday.
Round 2, February 13 2018:
This week, it was a highlight from Friday night’s game between GWS Giants and Carlton – which was suspended for 20 minutes under the AFL lightening rule as storms hit Sydney – that saw app users tuning in their droves to catch the match highlights in the AFLW Official App.
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