Monto and Eidsvold fac­ing off

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

THE upcoming Mun­dub­bera Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion grand fi­nal teams will be de­cided this week when Eidsvold and Monto play for the right to play Mun­dub­bera, which has al­ready se­cured its spot.

Eidsvold de­feated Gayn­dah in a close con­test to book a spot in next week’s grand fi­nal qual­i­fier while the Gla­di­a­tors’ sea­son has come to an end.

Eidsvold will now play Monto, which lost to Mun­dub­bera in the main semi-fi­nal.

Eidsvold cap­tain Blake Popp said his team would be ready.

“They are both good sides and we know ei­ther one will be hard to beat,” Popp said.

“We know it will be a chal­lenge but we will keep push­ing for­ward and do our best to over­come them.”

Popp said his team had set out their goal and they would con­tinue their hard work to achieve it.

“The grand fi­nal is def­i­nitely our aim at the mo­ment and we will push hard to make it there,” Popp said.

Gayn­dah took an early lead against Eidsvold, who had to fight its way back into the con­test be­fore tak­ing the lead and clinch­ing the win 28-18.

“It was a good game that went back and forth for a while there,” Popp said.

“It was a re­ally good come­back by the boys.

“I’m re­ally proud of the team for push­ing hard, hold­ing their heads high and get­ting that win.”

Mun­dub­bera was able to se­cure a home grand fi­nal with its 34-24 win over Monto in the fi­nal game of the day.

Mun­dub­bera coach Hugh Tully said the week­end’s foot­ball would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the gen­er­ous help from the com­mu­nity.

“A big thank you to all the vol­un­teers that made the day pos­si­ble,” Tully said.

“And to our sup­port­ers for cheer­ing us on. We couldn’t have done it with­out you.”

PHO­TOS: ADAM MCCLEERY

FEND AWAY: Gayn­dah player Josh Robert­son hits the Eidsvold de­fen­sive line.

Eidsvold full­back Tyler West takes on Gayn­dah cap­tain Damien Ge­orge.

LEFT: Gayn­dah player Lin­den Ge­orge takes on the Eidsvold line.

Gayn­dah player Luke Altham kicks for goal.

LEFT: Eidsvold player Tyler West makes a long run in the game against Gayn­dah.

Eidsvold hooker Blake Popp makes a dash for the line.

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