Melbourne win by 4 points
Unable to get their attacking game going in the opening term, the Demons were forced to rely on a solid defence and wasteful attack by the Lions. Melbourne got the first goal through Alyssa Bannan, but were pegged back to level scores at half time.
The game was won in the third, where Bannan, Lauren Pearce and Eliza McNamara all kicked goals to give their side an 11 point lead. Bannan's third seemingly made the result safe, before two late Brisbane goals left the margin under a straight kick with 30 seconds left. Melbourne held on to win.
Best were Paxman, Bannan and McNamara.
Scoreless first quarters
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