Exhilarating football: GWS hold off the Lions in final siren thriller
What a game of football.
Tonight was a game to witness, holding September to its true meaning of excitement!
Christensen looked to have won the game for the Lions in final four minutes of the quarter, but a late goal from GWS simply shattered the Lion’s season.
With thanks to the boot of Daniels, GWS took a three-point win and will progress to the preliminary finals and face-off to Collingwood at the MCG.
The Lions had the better of the second half, winning the inside 50s 61-44 and the clearances 47-34, but they couldn’t put it on the scoreboard.
Toby Greene could be in hot water for the second week running as footage has emerged of the Giant grabbing at Lachie Neale’s face.
— 7AFL (@7AFL) September 14, 2019
More to come…
What a remarkable opening quarter!
The Lions were not looking promising in the opening ten minutes, but thanks to the level heads of Berry, Hipwood and Cameron, a few quick goals saw them ahead at the first siren.
With a true game of contested football, the second quarter rounded off a captivating half, finishing with a 12-point margin to GWS.
An exhilarating first half of footy, what true and exciting final!
Brisbane have a second chance at home to overcome two straight weeks of disappointment against the Tigers.
There will be no room for inaccurate kicking and with a win over GWS under their belt they could be a chance.
GWS’s Toby Greene was lucky to escape a match suspension after he attempted to eye gouge Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli in last weeks qualifying final, he will play tonight.
The Giant’s have won a single final for the last five years, but they’ve never managed to make it two.
So who wins?
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