Mastercard Golden Lions Women Claim First Division Title

Mastercard Golden Lions women retained their Women’s First Division Final tile after beating Free State Cheetahs Women 48-17. Lions will be playing a promotion-relegation match against Cell C Sharks Women to determine which team plays in the Premier Division next season. Photo: WomenBoks (Twitter)

Excitement was all over Emirates Airline Park rugby stadium on Saturday, 24 July 2021, as the Mastercard Golden Lions Women claimed the First Division title beating the Free State.

The first half of the match belonged to the Lions as they went into the break with a 29-7 lead after scoring five tries.

In the 68th minute, Free State’s Thembeka Khuzwayo powered through for the away side with a try and conversion to get the first points of the second half.

Cheetahs came through with late fight back that took them 48-17. The game was contested right through to the end with the final score of 48-17.

The Lions fought back with another try and conversion to extend their lead to 43-12. In the 74th minute, Sisipho Maholwana, added the pressure on for the Lions, scoring by scoring a try to up the lead to 48-12.

A late push by Free State saw the match end 48-17 in favour of the Lions.

The Lions will play a promotion-relegation match against the Cell C Sharks Women to determine which side plays in the Premier Division next season.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Mastercard Golden Lions women retained their Women’s First Division Final tile after beating Free State Cheetahs Women 48-17. Lions will be playing a promotion-relegation match against Cell C Sharks Women to determine which team plays in the Premier Division next season. Photo: WomenBoks (Twitter)

 

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