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A Brisbane Lions AFLW player celebrates kicking a goal against the Kangaroos.

Carlton plays Gold Coast after Adelaide defeats Collingwood by two points in a tense contest at Norwood Oval.

Earlier, the Lions beat the Kangaroos by 36 points.

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Lions celebrate milestones in win over Kangaroos

A Brisbane Lions AFLW player celebrates kicking a goal against the Kangaroos.
Jesse Wardlaw was on target for the Lions in their victory at Whitten Oval.(Getty Images/AFL Photos: Kelly Defina)

The Brisbane Lions have produced a strong response to a difficult week after keeping themselves in the hunt for a coveted top-two position with a 36-point thrashing of the Kangaroos.

Severe flooding in south-east Queensland meant some Lions players had to fight to save houses in the days before their home game was moved from Maroochydore to Melbourne’s Whitten Oval.

The venue switch may have been a disruption but the reigning premiers rode a wave of emotion to post a convincing 7.8 (50) to 2.2 (14) victory.

Brisbane pair Emily Bates and Ally Anderson became the first AFLW players to reach 50 career matches and were key contributors in their side’s win.

Sophie Conway, Greta Bodey and intercept defender Natalie Grider were also prominent, with Conway’s two first-half goals critical in the Lions’ ability to break the match open.

The result means the Lions can still snatch a top-two spot on the ladder and earn direct passage to the second week of the finals with a win over the Western Bulldogs next Sunday.

But they must also rely on either Adelaide or Melbourne slipping up in the final home-and-away round.





Author: Ivan Robinson