Dees hammer Eagles
Melbourne has put itself in a strong position to qualify for the AFL Women's Finals series with a 59 point demolition of West Coast at Casey Fields on Sunday.
The win gave the Dees a strong percentage boost, as they look to secure a spot in the top two of a strong conference B.
The home side dominated the game from start to finish, kicking the first two goals of the game through Eden Zanker and Niamh McEvoy.
Maddy Collier kicked the Eagles first and only goal of the game in the second term from long range, but the Demons remained in control to lead by 11 points at the half.
Melbourne slammed on five goals in the third term to kill off the contest, before kicking two more in the last to gain valuable percentage points.
Former Adelaide Crows premiership player Sarah Perkins played a starring role in her first game for her second AFLW club, setting up Zanker for the first goal of the game and kicking a goal of her own in the last.
Karen Paxman had 21 disposals for the winners, McEvoy with 14 and Aleisha Newman and Sinead Goldrick.
Dana Hooker had 14 touches for for the Eagles, while skipper Emma Swanson had 13 on another tough day for the first year AFLW club.
West Coast returns home to play fellow expansion club Gold Coast in round six, while the Dees play Carlton in a crucial match for both sides finals hopes.
IMAGE: Melbourne FC website.