It was a fight until the end, which kept spectators on the edge of their seats, when Booleroo Melrose Wilmington defeated Jamestown-Peterborough in Booleroo 9.8-62 to 7.4-46.
The bottom of the ladder teams played out a fairly even game, which was exactly what the sixth-placed Magpies needed.
The first quarter saw the Magpies take a nine point lead on the Lions, putting through an extra goal and three points than their competitors.
Yet the growl came back to the Lions in the second quarter when they knocked the Magpies to their backs, scoring an additional four goals and five points..
This left them leading the game 35 to 21. The third quarter saw the Magpies soar straight back onto the scoreboard, with four goals and one point booted through, trailing by a slim 10 points. As they went into the fourth quarter, it remained anyone’s game.
Starting the fourth quarter with a win in sight for both teams, the Lions managed to leave the Magpies scoreless in the final term.
Forwards were flying before the final siren as the Lions managed to nearly double their third-term score, scoring an additional four goals and two points, against the Magpies’ defence.
It was nearly a win for the Mapgies who have only had one success this year, but for the Lions, they tallied their wins up to three and remain in fifth position.