Port Macquarie Magpies have pulled off a stunning last-minute victory in the dying minutes of their women's AFL match against the Sawtell-Toormina Saints on Saturday (May 11).
The home team looked likely to be headed for defeat moving into the last quarter, with seven behinds to the Saints' 13 points (2.1) at Wayne Richards oval.
Both teams were evenly matched throughout the day before the Magpies reignited their engine room.
Ella Abi-Saab firing one out of the pack straight in front of goals and Cambridge McCormack slotting another from the sidelines.
Moments later, Magpies claimed the day 21 points (2.9) to Sawtell 14 points (2.2).
Magpies coach Mel Hunt said inaccuracy had hurt the Magpies early but they had clawed back.
"It was a really solid game of footy today, a very physical game of footy," she said.
"Samantha Lee and Christine Kirby made some huge tackles today, which made them feel more intimidating at attacking the ball and gave us the advantage.
"I told them in the last quarter if they wanted to win it, they had to go get it.
"The girls stuck to our game plan and that's what got us there in the end.
"I'm really proud of my girls, they had a gutsy win today and it was really great to watch."
Ms Hunt said the team would be working on their shots on goal at training this week after kicking seven behinds this week and six against Sawtell in round one.
"It's our goal kicking again, we kicked seven behinds again today and that's what lost us the game against Sawtell last time," she said.
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