AFLW premiership favourites Brisbane have achieved it simple of their qualifying last, cruising to a 17-point victory over Richmond at Carrara Stadium.
- The Lions’ solely lack of the season up to now got here towards the Tigers in spherical 5
- However Brisbane bought revenge with a snug qualifying last win
- Geelong and North Melbourne play an elimination last tonight
The Tigers, who have been making their AFLW finals debut after getting into the competitors in 2020, defended valiantly however have been outclassed by the Lions on Saturday.
The minor premiers’ solely loss for the season got here towards Richmond at Punt Rd Oval again in September, and the Lions have been decided to show the tables.
Richmond captain Katie Brennan snapped a terrific objective to degree the scores after 5 minutes however Brisbane managed many of the contest from there to prevail 5.9 (39) to three.4 (22).
The commanding victory permits the Lions to have per week off and progress to a house preliminary last as they search to win their second AFLW premiership.
Brisbane had winners all throughout the bottom and have been in a position to curb the affect of star Tigers midfielder Mon Conti, who’s favorite to assert her first league best-and-fairest award later this month.
Lions spearhead Jesse Wardlaw opened the scoring to turn out to be the primary participant to kick 20 objectives in an AFLW season.
Targets to Cathy Svarc, Sophie Conway and Dakota Davidson blew the sport open within the second time period because the Lions took a 22-point lead into half-time.
Brisbane dominated inside-50s 36-22 and will have received by extra if they’d kicked straighter and the Tigers’ defence was not so resilient.
“Actually stoked to get the dub (win), not simply to get to the prelim but in addition to get the win again over the Tigers,” Conway informed the Seven Community.
“We had a disappointing loss to them in spherical 5 so we wished to come back again out right here and play our model of footy and our type.
“I felt like we did that for components of at this time however perhaps not all 4 quarters.”
Reigning league best-and-fairest winner Emily Bates and fellow Lions premiership participant Ally Anderson have been the main possession winners on the bottom with 21 every.
Richmond seemed extra threatening within the last quarter as Brennan added to her main within the first time period with two extra to complete with all three of the Tigers’ objectives.
Different Richmond gamers had gilt-edged alternatives to cut back the deficit even additional however they have been nonetheless in a position to win the ultimate quarter.
Richmond will meet the winner of Saturday night time’s elimination last between Geelong and North Melbourne.