North Melbourne have injected some life into their AFLW finals chances with a 22-point win over Carlton in Launceston.
Staring down the barrel of three straight losses, the Kangaroos started and finished strongly and were good enough to overcome a mid-game fightback from the Blues.
The 9.5 (59) to 6.1 (37) result on Saturday night keeps North Melbourne in touch with the top six, while Carlton face an uphill battle to make the finals.
Jasmine Garner was heavily involved for the Kangaroos and topped the disposal count with 32, while captain Emma Kearney picked up 28 touches.
In a typically slow start, Carlton conceded two goals in two minutes and were scoreless in the first quarter but clawed their way back to lead 18-14 at halftime on the…