Geelong has vaulted to the top of its conference with a powerhouse 27-point victory over Brisbane in Saturday afternoon's AFL Women's match at Burpengary.
The Cats hit the lead on the stroke of half-time with a Mia-Rae Clifford goal and dominated after the interval, winning 5.5 (35) to 1.2 (8).
With two rounds remaining, Geelong are now one game clear at the top of Conference B and in a great position to qualify for a preliminary final in its first season.
The up-and-down Lions are now in a fight for second spot.
— Brisbane Lions AFLW (@lionsaflw) March 2, 2019
Forward Kate Darby starred for the Cats, kicking three goals in the low-scoring affair, including a 50m bomb to ice the game in the final term.
While Geelong's defence was stout, it won the game with its suffocating pressure and ability to lock the ball inside forward 50.
Emily Bates was among the Lions' best, collecting 21 disposals and four tackles. While Ally Anderson continued her strong 2019 campaign with 20 disposals and four tackles.
Brisbane's day was soured when in-form defender Shannon Campbell copped a knock to the head in the third term and could not return.
BRISBANE 0.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 (8)
GEELONG 1.1 2.1 4.3 5.5 (35)
Geelong: Darby 3, Clifford, Purcell
Brisbane: Bates, Anderson, Keeffe, Virgo
Geelong: Cranston, Darby, Purcell, Garing, McMahon, Ivey
Brisbane: Campbell (concussion)
Umpires: Adair, Baigent, Strybos
Official crowd: TBC at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex
More to come.