The Bendigo Thunder has stormed to back-to-back Victorian Women's Football League flags after a 21 point win over North Geelong on Saturday afternoon.
The Thunder held-off a spirited fightback from the Magpies to win 7.6 (48) to 4.3 (27) at Coburg City Oval.
It was the Thunder's second premiership in just three years of playing in the north-west division competition.
Key forward Alana Wearne was the star for the Thunder booting four goals, while Alana McNabb, Emma Grant and Emma Wolters kicked one goal each.
The Thunder dominated the first half and held a 28 point lead at the major break.
Bendigo looked set to cruise to the flag and an undefeated season, but North Geelong charged after the break.
The Magpies closed the margin to just eight points early in the fourth quarter after best-on-ground ruckman Maddie Boyd kicked the first goal of the final term.
The physical encounter - which saw North Geelong captain Jaime Woollett yellow carded on the stroke of half-time - went up a notch with the match on the line.
However, Wearne steadied Bendigo with her fourth goal - and third from the goalsquare - before Thunder skipper Emma Wolters fittingly slotted the sealer running into an open goal.
Thunder coach Russell Jeffrey heaped praise on his charges after the win and signalled Bendigo will consider moving up a grade next season.
"It couldn't be any better, it's just sensational. We've worked so hard this year. Everyone knows we've been the outstanding team during the home and away (season), but it counts for nothing when you get to the granny," Jeffrey said.
"North Geelong today were just ruthless, they really took it up to us but to get over the line when they nearly challenged us in that third quarter was something special - I'll never forget it.
"It's a lot of hard work to get the team up each week. We started the pre-season in January like any good football club would do so it's been a long season, we've had a lot of injuries over the course of the journey and to finish off with a win is just fantastic."
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