The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos have suffered a six-point Qualifying Final defeat to Collingwood at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon.

Trailing by 14 at quarter time, the Roos fought back valiantly to put themselves in a strong position heading into the fourth.

North took a 14-point lead into the last term, but majors to Collingwood's Kristy Stratton, Chloe Molloy and Tarni Brown was enough in the Magpies' 7.8 (50) to 7.2 (44) win.

For Collingwood, it's sweet revenge for last year's heart-breaking semi-final loss to the Roos, going down by two points before the season was cancelled.

With Emma King's dominance in the ruck starting to pay dividends out of the middle, North's extraordinary accuracy in the face of several tough shots on the boundary (Lynch's second and Ash Riddell) helped the visitors turn the game. 

While Ash Brazill had been a surprise presence up forward earlier in the game, she was swung to her customary defensive role for the final term, and withstood some heated North tackle pressure to kick-start the Pies' stunning run of goals.

Stacey Livingstone (10 intercepts) was rock in defence for Collingwood, while co-captain Bri Davey (31, nine tackles, seven clearances) dictated play in the engine room.

Counterpart Emma Kearney (19, 400m gained) was crucial in the Roos' rally, as was Kaitlyn Ashmore (17) on the wing and Jenna Bruton's deft touch around the ground.

Creative Collingwood on-baller Jaimee Lambert needed a concussion test after being accidentally sandwiched between the knees of two North Melbourne players in the third term, but returned to play an important role in the last quarter.

COLLINGWOOD 3.2 3.4 4.6 7.8 (50)                  
NORTH MELBOURNE 1.0 3.1 7.2 7.2 (44)          

 Alexander 2, Molloy 2, Lambert, Stratton, Brown
North Melbourne: Abbatangelo 2, Lynch 2, Garner, Riddell, Bannister

 Davey, Livingstone, Lambert, Bonnici, Molloy
North Melbourne: Kearney, Garner, Riddell, Bruton, Ashmore

North Melbourne: Nil

Reports: Nil

Crowd: 3010 at Victoria Park