Collingwood has put on another dominant performance in the VFLW, registering a 62-point triumph over North Melbourne at Arden St on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies asserted their strength early with five goals to one in the opening term and continued to consistently apply pressure on the scoreboard throughout the remainder of the game. The Kangaroos were kept scoreless in the second half, allowing the Pies to walk away with the win, 10.15 (75) to 2.1 (13).
Collingwood’s VFLW coach, Chloe McMillan is extremely pleased with the consistent football the team has been able to produce in the season so far.
“We’re really excited to see that over the last couple of weeks we’ve been able to put our form together and it was good to see the group put four full quarters together,” McMillan told collingwoodfc.com.au.
“It’s been nice to see the girls play out some good footy and be rewarded with the results at the end as well.”
A trio of Pies scored two goals each on Saturday, in Sophie Alexander, Georgia Ricardo and Imogen Barnett. Alexander also topped the VFLW record for the most contested marks in a game (7).
In her return to the VFLW, Mikala Cann finished with a game-high 28 touches as well as a goal, while Jennifer Guy was also instrumental with 15 disposals and a major.
Saturday's win marks the Pies’ tenth-consecutive victory this season and now sees them sit two games clear on top of the ladder.
McMillan said the side’s success in the season so far has ultimately come down to the group’s determination and collective mindset.
“They’re a pretty amazing group to be honest and I feel pretty lucky to be coaching them and to be involved.”
“They’re a hard-working group striving to get better each week and within that, we’ve got a good collective of individuals who want to strive to be successful. So combining that altogether, everyone is just willing to do their role for the team.”
With just four games left in the home and away season, McMillan said the Pies are just focused on improving and playing some really good football before they embark on a finals campaign.
“Everyone’s looking at the results now, but for us that’s not something we’re too focused on. We just want to make sure we keep playing the way we way,” McMillan said.
“We’ll see how we go and take each week as it comes, but at the moment we’re just enjoying the ride for what it is.”
The Pies will next take on Port Melbourne this Saturday at ETU Stadium with the first bounce set for 10.45am.
NORTH MELBOURNE 1.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 (13)
COLLINGWOOD 5.3 6.6 9.9 10.15 (75)
Goals: S.Alexander (2), I. Barnett (2), G.Ricardo (2), M.Cann, K.Colborne-Veel, L.Durante, J.Guy
Best: J.Guy, S. Alexander, I.Barrnett, M.Cann, E.Jackson, H.Bowey