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AFLW Round 5 Rewind: Lockouts, knockouts, and blowouts - it's all happening

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This week's moments that mattered include the lockout of games at Punt Road Oval, the Crows' record win over the Giants, and the Lions' shock loss to a tenacious Richmond.

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.


Lockouts return to AFLW

Fans were turned away from two AFLW games over the weekend, in a promising sign for the league - but one which was probably also avoidable.

Yes, the AFL Grand Final Festival of Footy included having women's games on in the nearby precinct, with both the North Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn vs. Sydney matches scheduled at Punt Road, but the small capacity of the venue meant the matches sold out early and fans were told they couldn't come in. Both clashes saw over 2000 spectators with hundreds more lining the outside of the stadium to catch a glimpse of the action.

On a public holiday Friday, perhaps some better scheduling could have avoided this issue.

Hawks victorious in 'battle of the winless' against Sydney

Hawthorn made history when they won their first ever AFLW game over the Sydney Swans, resulting in elation on the ground and on the bench - especially from coach Bec Goddard. The Hawks ran over the Swans by four points but the game wasn't theirs for the taking early on.

But following an animated spray from Goddard after surrendering the first four goals of the, the Hawks wrangled five unanswered goals to take home their first win.

Crows swoop to notch AFLW's biggest winning margin

Adelaide clocked the biggest win in AFLW history on Sunday, demolishing GWS by 96 points.

The Crows kept the Giants goalless, with their only score for the game being a single behind - the equal lowest score in competition history.

The win means the Crows climb to second on the ladder after registering their fourth win for the season.

Forward McKenzie Dowrick starred with four goals, so did Ash Woodland and Anne Hatchard with three majors apiece, while Hatchard and Ebony Marinoff dominated in disposals.

Georgie Prespakis faces nervous wait

Cats star Georgie Prespakis will await her fate after concussing St Kilda's Erin McKinnon in a heavy tackle.

The younger sister of Essendon's Maddy became the youngest player to notch 32 disposals in an AFLW game last week, and would be a huge loss for the side if she is handed a suspension.

Prespakis pinned the arms of her opponent and then brought her to ground during the third term, which resulted in McKinnon suffering a heavy head knock from which she struggled to get off the ground.

Tigers stop the rampaging Lions

Richmond came out firing to defeat the previously undefeated and ladder leading Brisbane Lions. They ended the day four points up and they did it without some of their key players such as skipper Katie Brennan and Sarah Hosking.

The Tigers' defensive pressure was too much for the Lions and was one of the bigger upsets of the season so far given the Lions came into the clash with the percentage well over 300!