The Cairns Post



LEICHHARDT’s dream of completing an undefeated 2021 campaign was brought to a heartbreak­ing end, when they fell 2-1 in extra time to a lucky Townsville Brothers.

The Lions went through the FNQ Reserves Women season with an unblemishe­d 16-0 record, scoring 105 goals and allowing just six as they won the league by six points.

That record was saved in the final seconds of last week’s grand final, when a late goal forced the decider against Edge Hill United into extra time, and then penalties – which they won 7-6.

The women in red and black were forced to play their second 120-minute epic in as many weeks at Tiger Park, but their hearts were broken when Brothers found a matchwinni­ng goal with one of the last strikes of the game.

It ended a phenomenal season for Leichhardt, who claimed the FNQ double.

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