SARAH Perkins' AFL Women's return couldn't have gotten off to a better start as Melbourne smashed West Coast by 59 points.

The new Demons recruit nailed West Coast captain Emma Swanson in a tackle and won a free kick, before setting new teammate Eden Zanker up for Melbourne's opening goal.

Perkins capped off her day with a goal just before the final siren, as the Demons recorded a 10.6 (66) to 1.1 (7) win at Casey Fields.

Karen Paxman was at her usual best with 21 disposals, while Irish duo Sinead Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy were excellent for the Demons with 27 disposals and a goal between them.

Kate Hore was the driving force in Melbourne's forward line, with a great goal on the run as well as an unselfish hand off to Sarah Lampard for her first goal in the NAB AFL Women's Competition.

Elise O'Dea was the key Demon early, but the Eagles looked to stop her momentum by sending Kellie Gibson to the Melbourne midfielder to start the second quarter.

Maddy Collier gave West Coast some hope with a great goal to kick off the second term, but the Eagles never really threatened to break the game open.

2.0     3.0     8.3     10.6   (66)
WEST COAST     0.0     1.1     1.1     1.1     (7)

  Zanker 2, Lampard, Hore, McEvoy, Scott, Emonson, Cunningham, Parry, Perkins
West Coast: Collier

Paxman, Goldrick, Zanker, O'Dea, McEvoy, Scott
West Coast: Hooker, Atkins, Swanson, Bowen, Radan, Laurie

West Coast: Nil

West Coast: Nil

Reports: Nil

Crowd: TBC at Casey Fields