The AFLW 2018 Grand Final was played on Saturday at Ikon Park, Carlton. Western Bulldogs defeated Brisbane 27 v 21.
My record of the final compared to the median season profile of winners and losers is:
Earlier this week, I had a look at the kind of final it might be. I thought the important game response from Brisbane was to contain the Western Bulldogs in the second quarter and then lift in the third quarter. Brisbane led at half time and held the Western Bulldogs to 0 in the second quarter.
It was the Bulldogs who lifted in the third quarter and scored 19 unanswered points. Brisbane countered in the fourth quarter but ended up one goal short of a tied game.
In my Grand Final scenarios using median profiles, a Western Bulldogs win was suggested as 4 points.
Grand Final Day rain (Justina Ashman, Twitter)
Final Quarter (Sam Mostyn, Twitter)