While there was roughly the same number of goals kicked as in the first week, all second round matches saw margins greater than a goal.

Wild weather again featured, with a storm and scorching heat through the weekend, as Carlton, Western Bulldogs and Melbourne maintained winning starts to the season.

Carlton 3.12 (30) d Greater Western Sydney 1.3 (9)

Friday night at Drummoyne Oval

In between a lightning delay, and the deluge, Carlton made it a perfect start to their season, with a 21-point win over GWS.

In a tough outing for the home side, GWS nabbed the opening goal, which turned out to be their only major as they were unable to work their way into the contest.

Confirmed on Saturday, Carlton captain Brianna Davey ruptured her ACL in the final quarter.

Adding to their woes, Tayla Harris came off worse for wear after she effected the last tackle of the win.

The Giants weren’t without injury concerns, with Britt Tully awaiting scans on her shoulder this week, after leaving the field before halftime.

Carlton player Sarah Hosking made a record 16 tackles, among only three players hitting double figures in that area in round two.