Last dance Lions

The Carisbrook Lions have been crowned the 2017 AFL Goldfields division two premiers after defeating Bacchus Marsh by 43 points today.

The Lions led the match at every break and defeated the Cobras 8.16 (64) to 3.3 (21) to take out the premiership, the first in the new Goldfields league created  this year.

More in Tueday’s edition of The Maryborough District Advertiser.

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Stand-in captain Kate Kile and coach Jess Kile will lead the Carisbrook Lions into this weekendʼs grand final against Bacchus Marsh.

History beckons for the Carisbrook Lions when it takes on Bacchus Marsh in the AFL Goldfields Women’s Football League division two grand final on Sunday.

The Lions went into this season a different side after joining forces with Carisbrook following a 2016 season as the MCDFNL Lions.

With a new identity and a newly established league, Carisbrook struggled to find its feet early, however coach Jess Kile says things started to click into place when the side was moved into division two.

“We got put into division one at first and didn’t go too well in the qualifying games,” she said.

“But we got put into division two a bit later on and went up from there. We’ve really played into some form over the second half of the season.”

Last week the Lions were forced to do it the hard way, defeating the Drysdale Hawks by eight points with just 16 players available, however with an influx of key inclusions this week, Kile says the Lions are much better placed going into the season decider.

For more on this story see the Back Page of The Advertiser, Friday, September 8.

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