Colac’s run of flags ends against Swans

Colac Tigers co-coach Hope Carmody, right, congratulates veteran Stacey McCarthy on another dominant season following the Tigers’ Division One grand final loss. The Tigers had won the past two flags.

The Colac Tigers’ run of Division One premierships came to an end despite a late fightback in Saturday’s grand final loss to South Barwon.

The Tigers had won the past two premierships, and featured in the past three grand finals, but the run came to an end with a 40-46 loss at Geelong’s Kardinia Park.

Colac co-coach Sara Hay said South Barwon’s win did not come without a fight, after Colac cut the Swans’ lead in the final term.

“We got off to a bad start which was disappointing because we did want to hit our straps early, we got some turnovers early but going down the court their pressure was really high,” she said.

“But credit to our girls, they were able to get back into it.

“Throughout the game the margin had gotten out to about six, but we got it back to one down or even level in the last.

“The girls did really well under that high pressure, we just weren’t able to capitalise and convert our turnovers.”

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