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Adelaide Crows defeat Brisbane Lions to win AFLW Grand Final

Sharni Webb of the Brisbane Lions (centre) kicks during the AFLW Grand Final game against the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium in Carrara on the Gold Coast, Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Sharni Webb of the Brisbane Lions (centre) kicks during the AFLW Grand Final game against the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium in Carrara on the Gold Coast, Saturday, March 25, 2017. AAP Image/Dan Peled)

THE Adelaide Crows have beaten the Brisbane Lions to claim the title in the first ever AFL Women's Grand Final before a crowd of 15,000 people.

The Lions were the favourite to win after taking out the minor premiership with an undefeated season but it was the Crows that dominated the Grand Final at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

With four goals and 11 behinds, the Crows scored 35. The Lions scored four goals and five behinds to a total score of 29. 

Crows captain Erin Phillips took out the Best On Ground medal. She earned plenty of praise for getting her team across the line earning the most marks, kicks and disposals for the Crows. 

The Crows maintained a lead from early on in the first quarter, beating back plenty of goal opportunities for the Lions.

The epic match attracted crowds from across south-east Queensland despite the controversial move to deny access to the Lion's home ground at the Gabba. 

An estimated 15,000 people turned out for the match, which was played as a curtain-raiser ahead of the men's Lions vs. Suns match. 

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