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AFLW Grand Final Rewind: Daisy and her Dees get it done

Season seven of the AFLW has come to an end and it's the Melbourne Demons holding the premiership cup aloft.

In what was a tight, contested tussle, the Dees were able to grind their way to their first flag, redeeming themselves for last season's crushing loss to Adelaide in the process.

It was day full of unbelievable stories for both the Demons and the Lions.

Here are this week's moments that mattered.


Daisy gets her cup

After a year full of will she, won't she questions around her retirement and two grand finals in one year, the indomitable Daisy Pearce has won her first AFLW flag. The images were boundless across the broadcast and social media but the moment Daisy and coach Mick Stinear embraced in floods of tears won't soon be forgotten. A close second is the vision of Stinear crowd surfing above his players in the change rooms afterwards.

Shannon Campbell named best on ground

Brisbane's Shannon Campbell was named best on ground, although part of the losing side. Campbell registered 562 metres gained from 19 disposals, eight marks, and nine intercepts. She won with 12 of a possible 15 votes ahead of Eliza West (11) and Natalie Grider (three). An exhausted Campbell apologised for being unable to speak very well but showed humility and humour in a tough speech.

Harris finally gets the glory

After three clubs and four grand finals, Tayla Harris has finally won her first AFLW Grand Final. During the week, former teammate (and future best on ground in the grand final) Shannon Campbell told media the Lions knew Harris would be "out there to prove a point." Ending on one goal and three marks, she had a remarkably quiet day, as expected having been heavily tagged throughout, but she finally has that elusive medal in her hands.

Daisy's kind gesture

The winning skipper Daisy Pearce proved what we all already knew -- she's a legend. The mum of two and heavily decorated player was handed her premiership medal by a young Auskicker, as is tradition in AFL/AFLW grand finals. Instead of the usual simple handshake, she placed the medal around the youngster's neck and paused for a photo with her, introducing herself. It's a moment that child will no doubt never forget.

Mackin's big moment

The Lions had an 11-point lead heading into the first break, and it looked like Melbourne could be having an off day. That was until the momentum changed and the Demons decided to get going. Alyssa Bannan handballed to Balithin Mackin who booted just her second ever AFLW goal, from 30 metres out. The Irishwoman reduced the margin to three points, in what was the real turning point of the game while her mum, brother and sister were sitting in the stands to witness the moment, all the way from Ireland.