Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

AFLW premiership favourites Brisbane have accomplished it simple of their qualifying ultimate, cruising to a 17-point victory over Richmond at Metricon Stadium. 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 5.9 (39) to three.4 (22).

The minor premiers’ solely loss for the season got here towards Richmond at Punt Street Oval again in September, and the Lions have been decided to show the tables. Brisbane spearhead Jesse Wardlaw duly opened the scoring to turn into the primary participant to kick 20 objectives in an AFLW season.

Richmond captain Katie Brennan snapped a terrific purpose to degree the scores after 5 minutes however majors 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 halftime.

Richmond appeared extra threatening within the ultimate 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.

Brisbane dominated inside-50s by 36-22 and will have gained by extra if they’d kicked straighter and the Tigers’ defence was not so resilient. Nonetheless, Brisbane managed a lot of the contest to prevail. The commanding victory permits the Lions to have every week off and progress to a house preliminary ultimate as they search to win their second AFLW premiership.

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. However Brisbane had winners all throughout the bottom and have been crucially 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.

“Actually stoked to get the dub (win), not simply to get to the prelim but additionally to get the win again over the Tigers,” Conway instructed the Seven Community. “We had a disappointing loss to them in round-five so we needed to come back again out right here and play our model of footy and our model. I felt like we did that for components of at the moment however possibly not all 4 quarters.”

Richmond will meet the winner of Saturday evening’s elimination ultimate between Geelong and North Melbourne.

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