Port Melbourne VFLW's inaugural season in the league has come to a close, after the Borough was knocked out of the finals by the Southern Saints last Sunday, 7.15 (57) to 3.5 (23).
The Southern Saints snuck into sixth on percentage but are looking to be the smoky of the finals after the win over third-placed Port Melbourne in their elimination final.
The Saints had an equal season-best 22 scoring shots on their way to a stirring win.
Port Melbourne led by six points at the first break and trailed by only two goals at three-quarter time.
However, they couldn’t contain their opposition'ss forward line in the final quarter, as the Saints extended their lead and ran out 34-point winners.
And that’s the game. The girls are devastated that they aren’t going any further into the finals but they should also be proud of themselves for their first ever VFLW season!— Port Melbourne FC (@PortMelbourneFC) July 4, 2021
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Saints Jess Matin and Tara Bohanna both kicked two goals to help their side over the line and Gabby De Angelis was lively all day kicking a goal of her own to go with 18 disposals.
Port played 16 players under the age of 21 in the loss, with Ellie McKenzie showing why she’s a star already at 18. She had 13 disposals and showed off her speed and strength at the contest.