AFLW Finals 2021: Collingwood win thriller, Melbourne defeat Fremantle

It was defeat that really stung the Demons, but as captain Daisy Pearce revealed, it would turn their season around and see them eventually charge into a preliminary final. Finals wrap.

With his side’s impressive 17-point win over Fremantle on Saturday, Melbourne coach Mick Stinear became the first AFLW coach to register 25 wins across five seasons.

But midway during 2021, it didn’t look like Stinear would hit that milestone with his side dropping back-to-back games against the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood in Rounds 4 and 5.

Captain Daisy Pearce, who will this week battle to prove she’s overcome the damaged tendon in her right knee and play in Saturday’s preliminary final against Adelaide, described the loss to Collingwood as a…

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