Melbourne 10.6.66 d. West Coast 1.1.7
GOALS Melbourne: E Zanker 2, S Lampard, K Hore, N McEvoy, S Scott, C Emonson, T Cunningham, J Parry, S Perkins. West Coast: M Collier
BEST Melbourne: E O’Dea, K Paxman, E Zanker, S Scott, D Pearce. West Coast: E Swanson, D Hooker, M Bowen, P Laurie, A Atkins.
UMPIRES Andrew Crosby, Giles Lewis, Jordan Fry
VENUE Casey Fields.
Melbourne Demons took a leap towards their first AFLW finals berth with a thumping win over West Coast Eagles at Casey Fields on Sunday.
The Demons kicked five goals in a storming third term as they ran away with a 59-point win, while 2017 Adelaide premiership forward Sarah Perkins made her debut for Melbourne as a short-term injury replacement.
The Demons’ sturdy defence proved an obstacle for the first-year Eagles side, who are well-organised and have two elite players in Emma Swanson and Dana Hooker, but rarely pierced the home team’s halfback line kicking just one goal via Maddy Collier in the second term.