Melbourne managed to turn a 19 point half time deficit in to a six point lead in their second round AFLW match against Collingwood at Princes Park tonight.
The player that did the most damage, Cat Phillips, is an ultimate frisbee champion who first picked up a footy at the age of 24.
Before that, she’d captained the first non-North American team to ever win the ultimate frisbee US Open, taking the Melbourne Ellipsis to a win over Seattle Mixtape.
Despite her lack of experience, Phillips looked an absolute natural when she picked up her first goal from the impossible angle on the boundary — an early front runner for goal of the season:
Karen Paxman then kicked a goal 30 seconds later:
Before Phillips’ athleticism and running skills saw her level scores within a couple of minutes:
Goals to Alyssa Mifsud and Shelley Scott have put Melbourne 12 points up with 10 minutes to play, with the Dees eyeing off a remarkable come from behind win.