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AFLW Round 6 Rewind: Star lights up Showdown, Saint's costly miss

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Giants will 'never forget' Jacinda Barclay (1:12)

GWS star Alyce Parker remembers the life and legacy of the late Jacinda Barclay, and says her former teammate remains a big part of the values and attitudes currently lived by at the Giants. (1:12)

This week's moments that mattered include the first ever women's Showdown, a blunder of the year contender, a Lions star break an enormous record, and much more!

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.


Rivals clash in inaugural Showdown

For the first time in AFLW history there was a South Australian showdown seeing the Adelaide Crows and new cross-town rivals Port Adelaide face each other at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night in front of 20,652 fans. It was a one-sided affair, the Crows taking a monumental 60-point win, which has raised questions around the fairness of established teams competing against expansion sides while they find their feet.

It was also the first time sisters McKenzie and Abbey Dowrick played against each other, while the Adelaide scoreboard carried the slogan "herstory in the making" - a nod to the history defining moment the game was.

Skipper Chelsea Randall finished with three goals, seven clearances and 27 disposals to win the inaugural AFLW Showdown Medal.

Blunder of the season?

St Kilda came excruciatingly close to upsetting Collingwood, but two match-defining moments didn't see it come to be.

Firstly, Saint Nicola Stevens somehow missed a clear shot at goal -- which would have been the game-sealer -- from point blank range with less than three minutes to go, which was answered two minutes later by Collingwood's Eliza James who booted the goal of the day in the final minute to put the Pies in front on her 19th birthday.

That's the Saints' fourth loss in a row, and they'll be hoping to avenge the heartbreak against Carlton in Round 7.

First Indigenous player to 1,000 touches

Proud Ghungalu woman and two-time club best and fairest winner Ally Anderson of the Brisbane Lions became the first Indigenous player in the AFLW to reach 1,000 career possessions, during her team's 44-point win over Essendon.

Anderson ended the day with 23 disposals, four marks and six tackles in the wet weather demolition job, which saw the Lions reclaim top spot on the ladder at the conclusion of the round.

Cats claw to victory in Ballarat

Geelong narrowly defeated the Western Bulldogs for the first time in their AFLW history on Saturday at Mars Stadium. It was a one-point game in the end, and despite the Cats leading most of the day -- the Dogs managed the last three goals, including one after the siren from Elle Bennetts -- they needed to hang on for dear life.

It was a crucial four points on the line for both teams, who each sit on 16 points after six rounds -- and just one win clear of Gold Coast in ninth.

Star Cat Georgie Prespakis is currently seeing out a two-week suspension which saw captain Nina Morrison take the lead with 21 disposals and 10 tackles.

North slam struggling Swans

The Kangaroos celebrated their biggest ever AFLW win, keeping Sydney goalless at Punt Road, with a 67-1 victory.

This, again, raises the question as to how expansion sides are fairing against more established cohorts, as the Swans sit winless at the bottom of the ladder, with fellow expansion side Hawthorn and the Dockers helping round out the bottom four.