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AFLW Round 4 Rewind: The first 'Dreamtime', Georgie Prespakis on fire

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Each Monday, Sarah Burt will bring you the moments which mattered from each round of the AFLW season, whether it's a clutch kick for goal, a coaching masterpiece, a quirky stat, or an incredible story.


BROOKE BROWN'S GOAL

North Melbourne's Brooke Brown kicked an impressive first career goal in front of her home crowd. The Tasmanian local booted a snap from outside 50m to the surprise of all, after traditionally being used as a ruck but now more commonly seen in the backline. The former basketballer, touch rugby player and track and field athlete debuted last year.

FIRST EVER AFLW DREAMTIME GAME

The first Dreamtime match in AFLW history was held at North Port Oval on Sunday afternoon, seeing the Bombers and Tigers face off in a very wet contest. The significance of the game was marked with a traditional welcome to country, a performance by Indigenous artist 'Bumpy', and each side wearing Indigenous guernseys. The ball used to play was also specially designed for the occasion, so too were each pair of boots worn by the Essendon players, hand painted by assistant coach Kirby Bentley. Essendon had a heavy tag on Richmond star Mon Conti, but it didn't stop her from having a vital influence over their win against the Bombers, with nine tackles, a goal and 15 disposals.

PORT WIN FIRST GAME

Port Adelaide celebrated their superstar skipper's 50th AFLW game in style, winning their first ever game, and by 66 points, no less. In a wet weather contest at Alberton Oval, the Power kept Sydney to just two points in what was a battle of the expansion sides. The 68 points scored is Port's highest score to date.

GEORGIE PRESPAKIS SHINES

Georgie Prespakis has continued a prolific season, earning herself the title of youngest player to notch 32 disposals in an AFLW game. By the main break, younger sister of Essendon's Maddy already had a game-high 17 disposals, five clearances and 308 metres gained. She finished up with 32 disposals, nine tackles, six clearances and 464 metres gained.

BLUES DRAW ... AGAIN

For the second week running, Carlton played out a draw. It's the first time this has ever happened in AFLW history. It was 27-points apiece in last week's clash with Port Adelaide at Ikon Park, and they were cast a similar fate against Fremantle at their home ground this week, each ending with 32 points. The Blues kicked three final-quarter goals to deny the Dockers their first win of the season.