For back-to-back pre­mier­ships

Kwinana Courier - - Sport -

It took un­til the 23rd minute but Peel fi­nally got on the board through Josh Deluca.

The Thun­der then had their sec­ond barely a minute later when Taberner got on the end of a pass from Pearce after he had bro­ken from the cen­tre bounce.

Taberner con­verted his sec­ond for the match and sud­denly it was a one-point ball game.

Taylin Du­man drew first blood in the last quar­ter when he toed through his first of the match after be­ing set-up by a long kick from Taberner.

Wheeler put Su­bi­aco back in front when he slot­ted from 35m out after a nice build up from his Li­ons team­mates.

Jetta showed the Thun­der were com­mit­ted, win­ning a hold­ing the ball free kick and fin­ish­ing with a com­posed check­side to give the Thun­der a slen­der four­point lead.

Not to be out­done, Sheri­dan de­liv­ered a sim­i­lar fin­ish from the same pocket after Hay­den Kennedy was pinged for punch­ing the ball out of bounds de­lib­er­ately. Logue put the ic­ing on the cake, kick­ing a goal on the siren.

Su­bi­aco se­cured its 17th re­serves pre­mier­ship after a 19point win over South Fre­man­tle ear­lier in the af­ter­noon.

The Li­ons kept the mi­nor pre­miers score­less in the fi­nal term and put through two goals of their own to win 13.6 (84) to 10.5 (65).

Dy­lan Clarke kicked five goals, gath­ered 23 pos­ses­sions, put the ball in­side 50 five times and laid five tack­les to claim the Merv McIn­tosh medal.

In the colts, East Fre­man­tle scored a crush­ing grand fi­nal win over Clare­mont by 54 points, 12.5 (77) to 2.11 (23).

Clock­wise from left: Peel Thun­der play­ers cel­e­brate after win­ning back-to-back WAFL pre­mier­ships; Danyle Pearce added some much-needed class to the Peel line-up; Ben Sokol leads the Thun­der play­ers in the chase for the ball; Bounce­down in the last ever WAFL grand fi­nal at Su­bi­aco Oval.

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