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Narrow loss in women's grand final


The Fitzroy-ACU team has gone down narrowly to Gippsland Galaxy in the grand final of the VWFL Division 3 competition at Shepley Oval, Dandenong, 5.12.42 to 4.9.33.

On a windy, wet ground under lights, the Fitzroy-ACU team lead at quarter and then again at three quarter time by five points, but could not land an all-important goal early in the last quarter, and Gippsland used their experience and pace to land the winning blow.

You could be forgiven for thinking the Roy Girls were seasoned finals campaigners, such was their attack and composure in the wet and windy conditions at Dandenong. They certainly gave their more fancied opponents a great contest.

As they had in the previous two finals games, the Roy Girls tackled hard, found space and worked together as a team.

The team certainly lost no fans on Saturday night, when they gave it everything and fell just short. There was a large Fitzroy contingent on hand to cheer them on, including many of the senior mens side. In fact people watched from far and wide (even Darwin) thanks to the live streaming on the VWFL website.

Check out the detailed match report here and you can also relive the action via the link.

Fitzroys partner in both womens teams, ACU Sport and Wellbeing, put together a terrific montage of images throughout the season which you can view here:

To all the Roy Girls and coaches John Marshall and Jo Hogan, thank you for an incredible season and for doing the Fitzroy jumper proud. Congratulations on an outstanding finals series, which gave us plenty of highlights. Next season will be even better. And a huge thanks also to our partner in the womens squad; Australian Catholic University.

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