RICHMOND has dashed Collingwood's finals chances, defeating the Pies by 52 points at Victoria Park. 

Both sides – who have been hit by injuries to key players this season – will miss finals after qualifying last year, sitting one game out of the top eight following the Tigers' 11.11 (77) to 4.1 (25) victory at Victoria Park.

After St Kilda's win over Carlton, Collingwood came into the game knowing it had to win by at least three goals – more to create a buffer over Sydney – in order to put itself back into the finals race.

Halfway through the match, it had only raised its percentage by 1.5 of the required 7.3, and the Pies went on to score just one point in the second half.

The Magpies didn't have it all their own way early, the teams level in inside 50s at quarter-time, but the home side were able to capitalise deep inside their own attack with two goals.

Two quick set shot conversions from Richmond skipper Katie Brennan not only hauled her side back into the game, but gave them the lead halfway through the second.

But a series of Tiger behinds was quickly followed by a Nell Morris-Dalton brace, immediately wiping out the brief lead.

The Tigers owned the footy throughout the game, winning the midfield battle and denying the Pies first use of the ball.

Mon Conti, Grace Egan and Eilish Sheerin combined in the midfield for the Tigers, while Brennan and the returning Sarah D'Arcy were a handful in attack where the Tigers recorded 22 scoring shots to five.

Brit Bonnici, Mikala Cann and Aish Sheridan battled hard, in the midfield for the Magpies, but it wasn't enough as Richmond ran out 52 point winners.


COLLINGWOOD       2.0    4.0    4.0    4.1 (25)
RICHMOND              0.3    2.8    4.9    11.11 (77)

Collingwood: Morris-Dalton 2, Brazill, Smith
Richmond: Brennan 4, Greiser 2, Conti, D'Arcy, Hosking, Jones, Yassir

Collingwood: Nil
Richmond: Nil

Reports: Nil