GWS Giants women's crash back to earth after 36-point loss to Collingwood Magpies in AFL Women's

The Giants have crashed back to earth after the club’s first AFL women’s win last week with a 36-point loss to the Collingwood Magpies.

After their upset against Melbourne Demons last week, the Giants were unable to continue their form in Melbourne as the home side ran away 7.13 (55) to 3.1 (19) winners.

Number one draft pick Nicola Barr said the Magpies were on the ball from the outset.

”Obviously after the win last week, it was tough to come off after that,” Barr said. 

“They played a really good game and they were on us straight away.

“Hopefully we’ll lift this week at training and have a good game next week.”

For the Magpies, it was a third-straight win and 55 points was the highest score in a game in the short history of the competition. 

The Giants had no answers after being held scoreless in the first quarter.

Giants coach Tim Schmidt said the Giants rebounded well in the second quarter but the Magpies were too strong.

“They started really well and we were second to the ball for much of the game,” he said.

“What kept us in it was their scoring opportunities where they didn’t capitalise. What we’ve found this season is that you can have a lot of shots but it’s about the goals.”

The Giants will finish the inaugural AFLW season against the Western Bulldogs in Canberra, with the loser to claim the wooden spoon.