THE 50-match milestones kept coming in Round 12 of the rebel VFLW’s sixth season last weekend, with five more players from three clubs celebrating with their teammates.

North Melbourne captain Molly Eastman, who will join the Sydney Swans for the start of the next AFLW season in August, reached 50 matches at her third club after also playing for Darebin and Melbourne University, marking the milestone alongside teammate Annabel Scott, who crossed to the Kangaroos from the Western Bulldogs this year.

Southern Saints pair Georgia McLean and Ebony Nixon also played their 50th games against Carlton, with both now at their third clubs – and it would have been a triple treat, but Olivia Flanagan was a late withdrawal.

Essendon’s inaugural VFLW captain Courtney Ugle has been a loyal Bomber since the team came into the competition, making her 50th appearance in just the club’s 57th overall match.

North Melbourne captain Molly Eastman played her 50th VFLW game on Saturday. Picture: Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos

There were plenty of team milestones and records set in Round 12, all of which are detailed below, with the biggest being Casey Demon Emma Horne breaking through for her first goal in her 25th match.

Collingwood and Geelong will each attempt to join Darebin as VFLW teams to win 50 matches in the history of the competition when they take on Port Melbourne and Williamstown respectively.

ROHENNA YOUNG MEDAL LEADING GOALKICKER

27 Federica Frew (Ess) 0
18 Jessie Williams (Haw) 1
17 Mia-Rae Clifford (Ess) 1
17 Cecilia McIntosh (Ess) dnp
16 Mia Skinner (Gee) 2
16 Kristy Stratton (Haw) 0
14 Renee Tierney (Ess) dnp
13 Tamara Luke (Haw) 0
12 Tahlia Fellows (Cas) 1
11 Grace Dicker (Ess) 0

Georgia McLean and Ebony Nixon celebrated their 50th VFLW matches in Southern Saints' win over Carlton at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock/AFL Photos

rebel VFLW ROUND 12 INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES

  • Molly Eastman (North Melbourne/Darebin/Melbourne University) 50 VFLW matches/0 goals
  • Georgia McLean (Southern Saints/Casey Demons/Eastern Devils) 50 VFLW matches/1 goal
  • Ebony Nixon (Southern Saints/Hawthorn/Box Hill Hawks) 50 VFLW matches/1 goal
  • Annabel Scott (North Melbourne/Western Bulldogs) 50 VFLW matches/10 goals
  • Courtney Ugle (Essendon) 50 VFLW matches/1 goal

rebel VFLW ROUND 12 CLUB MILESTONES

  • Essendon played its first away draw (12-11-1)
  • Geelong defeated Darebin at a neutral venue for the first time (1-2)
  • Geelong took the head-to-head lead v Darebin (3-2)
  • Hawthorn and Essendon drew for the first time (3-2-1)
  • Hawthorn played its first home draw (15-9-1)
  • Southern Saints v Carlton happened for the first time at Trevor Barker Oval (1-0)
  • Southern Saints took the head-to-head lead v Carlton (3-2)
  • Williamstown v North Melbourne happened for the first time at Williamstown (0-1)
Annabel Scott played her 50th VFLW match on Saturday for North Melbourne, having previously lined up for the Western Bulldogs. Picture: AFL Photos

rebel VFLW ROUND 12 RECORDS

(Figures in brackets are the previous record)

  • 9.12 66 Casey Demons' lowest score v Port Melbourne at North Port (10.9 69, 2021)
  • 56 Casey Demons' biggest win v Port Melbourne (41, 2021)
  • 5.6 36 Collingwood's lowest score v Western Bulldogs at Olympic Park (11.6 72, 2021)
  • 1.2 8 Darebin's lowest score v Geelong (1.5 11, 2021)
  • 4.7 31 Essendon's highest score v Hawthorn at Box Hill (4.5 29, 2021)
  • 7.7 49 North Melbourne's highest VFLW away score (7.5 47 v Darebin, 2022)
  • 7.7 49 North Melbourne's highest score v Williamstown (6.8 44, 2022)
  • 1.4 10 Port Melbourne's lowest score v Casey Demons (4.1 25 all venues, 2022; 4.4 28, North Port, 2021)
  • 8.6 54 Southern Saints' highest score v Carlton (7.5 47, 2021)
  • 31 Southern Saints' biggest win v Carlton (24, 2019)
  • 4.2 26 Western Bulldogs' highest score v Collingwood at Olympic Park (1.2 8, 2021)
  • 7.5 47 Williamstown's highest score v North Melbourne (4.2 26, 2021)

rebel VFLW ROUND 12 DEBUTS

  • Casey Demons: Amber Clarke
  • Collingwood: Keeley Skepper
  • Geelong: Kalani Scoullar, Charlotte Simpson
  • Port Melbourne: Alice Campbell, Keely James
Casey Demon Emma Horne kicked her first VFLW goal in her 25th match on Sunday. Picture: Morgan Hancock/AFL Photos

rebel VFLW ROUND 12 FIRST GOALS

  • Casey Demons: Amber Clarke (debut), Emma Horne (25th)
  • Collingwood: Keeley Skepper (debut)
  • Geelong: Ava McKeegan (6th), Paige Scott (2nd)
  • Hawthorn: Jordan Mifsud (14th)
  • Port Melbourne: Alice Campbell (debut)
  • Western Bulldogs: Tahlia Meier (10th)
  • Williamstown: Cassie McWilliam (3rd)

rebel VFLW POSSIBLE ROUND 12 MILESTONES

  • 50 VFLW wins: Collingwood (49-12-1); Geelong (49-25-1)
  • 50 VFLW matches: Olivia Flanagan (Southern Saints)
  • 100 VFLW goals: Darcy Vescio (Carlton) needs 4
  • 50 VFLW goals: Kaitlyn Ashmore (North Melbourne) needs 1

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