The Carisbrook Lions have once again created history, becoming the first premiers of the AFL Goldfields senior women’s football competition on Sunday with a 43-point win over Bacchus Marsh.
A year after winning the first Victorian Women’s Football League premiership as the MCDFNL Lions, the now Carisbrook-aligned side were far too good for Bacchus Marsh
in the weekend’s season decider, amassing 24 scoring shots to six in a 8.16 (64) to 3.3 (21) win.
The victory was a remarkable 59- point turnaround from a loss to the Cobras just a fortnight ago in a semi final, displaying just how well the Lions played on Sunday, according to premiership playing coach Jess Kile.
“It’s an amazing feeling and it was a really sensational effort,” Kile said post-win.
“Everything clicked. All the things we had been working on for the entire year fell into place and that’s really pleasing.
“We moved the ball from one end to the other well, we backed each other up, we shepherded, we tackled and our intensity was high the whole game.
“We didn’t take our foot off the pedal the whole game and when Bacchus Marsh got goals, we were able to reply immediately, which kept the pressure off.”
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