The Western Bulldogs are the 2018 AFLW premiers after they scored a thrilling six-point win over the Brisbane Lions in slippery conditions at Ikon Park.
The Bulldogs trailed by a goal at halftime but a stunning third-quarter resurgence propelled them to a 4.3 (27) to 3.3 (21) win in front of 7083 fans.
It was heartbreak for the Lions once again after they lost last year’s grand final to Adelaide by the same margin.
Torrential rain that swept Melbourne on Saturday morning eased as the game got underway but still made conditions tricky for players.
Brisbane’s pressure was important early and they were duly rewarded when Sophie Conway kicked the only goal of the first quarter after Jess Wuetschner found her with a clever pass.
The Lions led by a goal at the first break and that remained the margin at halftime after neither side managed to bother the scorer in the second term.
The Lions’ barren run continued in the third but the Dogs made their move.
Deanna Berry levelled the scores when she bounced through a goal from outside 50 then Kirsten McLeod, who came in for suspended skipper Katie…
CHAMPION racehorse Winx is now just one adrift of Black Caviar’s incredible unbeaten winning sequence of 25 after the mighty mare stormed to a sensational victory in the George Ryder Stakes.
The triumph sees her become the greatest Group 1 winner of all-time, surpassing the world record of 16 set by American champion John Henry in 1984.
This was her 24th win in succession, just one behind Black Caviar’s Australian record for most consecutive wins.
Stop Press Ferraris have the last fastest lap
Still intermediates on his Red Bull, but one final flier from Max Verstapen which takes him back to the head of the order just before the chequered flag.
A flying Renault on intermediate tyres and, yes, Carlos Sainz hits the top of the timesheet with three minutes to go.
By a full second to boot!
Stewards are BLOODY IDIOTS. 1st Time rule is used. Reprimand or a slap on the wrist would have been better. Would be if they Could be Wankers.
Ricciardo fuming over penalty
“I have never seen him that angry before,” says Christian Horner of Daniel Ricciardo’s penalty as the debate over the Red Bull driver’s three-place grid demotion continues.
“It is hard enough for us to understand let alone the fans. You would have thought tht a reprimand or a slap on the wrist would have been more appropriate. We are gutted for him.”
A WEIGHT of personal and business pressure appears to have been the catalyst for grain farmer Rodney Vlahov to shoot dead his long-time accountant Philip Chamberlain before taking his own life.
Police found Mr Vlahov’s body on a ridge overlooking his Yuna farm yesterday morning after a 20-hour search for the 48-year-old. Mr Chamberlain, 49, was shot in the head in his Flores Road office in Geraldton just after midday on Thursday.
The shooting happened in front of Mr Vlahov’s brothers who were there to discuss issues surrounding a succession plan for the family farm.
The farm was established in the 1930s, but the business had struggled since the death of patriarch Tom Vlahov last year.
PerthNow was told yesterday that conflict over the handling of Tom Vlahov’s will had strained family ties.
A PERSON has died in a single vehicle rollover on the Kwinana Freeway early on Saturday morning.
The crash happened in Anketell just before 5am.
The freeway has been closed northbound at Thomas Road due to the accident.
This brings the number of road fatalities to date for the year to 36.
More to come