The 2018 AFL Grand Final is over with Collingwood experiencing a devastating loss to the West Coast Eagles. The Magpies, having defeated both theÂ Greater Western Sydney Giants,Â and Richmond Tigers inÂ qualifying andÂ preliminary finals were hopeful of wining the 2018 Premiership Cup.Â Collingwood, initially displayingÂ fierce tackling abilities,Â Â excellent ball skills, superb marking and goal kicking ability, indicated that theyÂ would enjoy a successful day out at the MCG. They controlled much of the first quarter kicking the first five goals and winning the game at the first break with a lead of twenty nine points.
The dogged Eagles fought back and after a brilliant third quarter managed to go into the last break with scores even. The lead seesawed back and forth between the two teams during the final quarter.Â 100,022 loyal fans wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were treated to a thrilling, action packed match. Ultimately the Eagles prevailed winning by five points.
The West Coast Eagles have now won four premierships, finishing the 2018 season in second spot on the ladder behind the Richmond Tigers. TheirÂ win broke a streak of five Grand FinalsÂ when Victorian teams had defeated interstate opponents. The Magpies finished in third spot behind the Tigers and Eagles.
and Richmond to get to the Grand Final they were widely tipped to win the Premiership. Having been defeated by the West Coast Eagles in Perth for the first qualifying final they were strong contenders to win on their home ground of the MCG.
It was a thrilling contest and fans were treated to a greatÂ spectacle all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.