Brisbane run it home in the fourth quarter to win second title

The Brisbane Lions have won their second AFLW premiership title, beating North Melbourne by 17 points after a stunning fourth quarter effort.

The Games was a back and forward arm wrestle for a majority of the game with no side able to gain a strong lead over the other. New Zealand Heritage star Jasmine Garner opened the games scoring with the only goal scored in the 1st quarter. North Melbourne finished the quarter leading by 6, however they would have to play the rest of the game without star midfielder, Jenna Bruton, who suffered a suspected torn Achilles.

The two sides would continue to go back and forth in the second quarter, evening out the the score line at the half time break with North Melbourne leading by just one point. Garner kicked a second goal this quarter and continued to play in the brilliant form that saw her win player’s player of the season.

North Melbourne looked to take control of the game at the end of the third, kicking two goals to take a seven point lead heading into the break, but it would not take long before the lions closed the gap through Dakota Davidson kicking a goal four minutes into the fourth quarter, giving the Lions the momentum they needed to force their way back into the game. The Lions offense and defense kicked into overdrive, stopping North Melbourne from kicking a single point for the rest of game, while the the Lions kicked three more goals to secure their second premiership.