The final siren sounds and the Brisbane Lions have broken through for their first AFLW premiership!
After falling short at the final hurdle in 2017 and 2018, Brisbane and their coach Craig Starcevich finally taste the ultimate success, beating Adelaide 6.2.38 to 3.2.20.
The result was achieved largely on the back of a brilliant defensive effort which saw them repel almost every attacking foray that the Crows threw at them.
Despite comfortably winning the inside-50 battle 44-23, Adelaide could only manage three goals while the Lions scored six. It was a rope-a-dope performance that the great Muhammad Ali would’ve been proud of!
Anderson (23), Bates (23) and Lutkins (18) were Brisbane’s leading ball winners, and their goals came from Hodder (2), Wuetschner (2), Arnell and Dawes.
Hatchard (20), Thompson (18) and Marinoff (16) led the disposals for Adelaide, and Thompson, Ponter and Jones were their goalkickers.