Key forward Davidson steers Lions past Port in AFLW

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Key forward Dakota Davidson has monstered Port Adelaide to help the Brisbane Lions claim a comfortable 50-point victory and a stylish first win of the AFLW season.

The Lions were stung by their opening-round loss at home to Richmond but responded impressively at Alberton Oval on Saturday, leading from start to finish to beat the winless Power 11.10 (76) to 4.2 (26).

Davidson was an ominous presence up forward, booting four goals and hauling in six contested marks.

"Obviously Daks has had one out of the box today," coach Craig Starcevich said.

"She's one of the better contested markers in the comp so today she took some absolutely amazing grabs.

"When she's on like that, she's pretty hard to stop."

League best and fairest winner Ally Anderson (35 touches) was typically prolific and well-supported by midfield offsiders Orla O'Dwyer, Isabel Dawes and Cathy Svarc.

The Power had no answers for Brisbane's relentless pressure and physicality in the midfield.

But young ruck Matilda Scholz (20 hitouts, 14 touches) again impressed while Ange Foley, Erin Phillips, Abbey Dowrick and Alex Ballard worked hard all game.

Brisbane winger Sophie Conway (two majors) got her 50th game off to the perfect start, drawing first blood with a lovely goal on the run.

The Lions had the Power under the pump from there and nudged out to a 21-point lead at the first change.

Brisbane picked up where they left off in the opening seconds of the second term when Davidson took a monster contested mark in the goal square and kicked truly.

Davidson snaffled another big grab just before halftime, coolly converting to put Brisbane firmly in control with a 31-point lead at the main break.

Foley gave the Power a foothold in the game with a nice goal on the run and Julia Teakle dobbed a wonderful finish from the boundary to cut the deficit to 20 in the third quarter.

But the Lions steadied and booted five of the final six goals, including Davidson landing her fourth with a thumping kick from outside-50.

"Obviously a little bit disappointing to be beaten like that at Alberton," Port coach Lauren Arnell said.

"But one thing we know is we've been beaten by a very good team and we'll take as many lessons out of it as we can."

Brisbane will return home to host Sydney next Sunday, when Port Adelaide travel to face St Kilda.