Grand final teams decided
Boddington will host Katanning this Sunday for the 2018 UGSFL premiership, after easily seeing off Williams in their preliminary final match in Brookton last Sunday.
Despite being the second best side all year, Boddington fell seven points short against Williams last time they faced each other in round 13.
Williams, however, couldn’t match Boddington’s speed, pressure and precision from the bounce, and it was Eagles’ Zac Austin who scored the first major of the match from an impressive crumb in the goal square.
Providing a solid option in the forward 50 all day, Harry Ellis registered Boddington’s second goal from a set shot 35 metres out on a moderate angle.
It took a goal out of nothing from Nathan Bravington, while being pulled down in a tackle, for Williams to score their first goal for the match.
But Boddington piled on three unanswered goals to finish the first quarter, just under, five goals up at 5.6 (36) to 1.1 (7).
Both sides missed their opportunities in the second quarter, as Boddington kicked 2.5 to Williams 1.3 with the scoreboard reading 7.11 (53) to 2.4 (16) at half-time.
The third quarter was an arm wrestle, Williams converted first, but the match almost went goal for goal and Boddington avoided the build up of any significant scoreboard pressure from the Cats.
The Eagles held a 12.13 (85) to 6.8 (44) lead going into the final break.
Boddington blew the match out in the final term, kicking six goals to two and finishing the game 18.19 (127) to 8.8 (56) in front.
Jimi Gillespie was outstanding, finishing with five goals for the day with Ellis another star, bagging four for Boddington. Matthew White, Jye Depane and Alek Oliver were also impressive across the ground.
For Williams James Medlen was outstanding in the forward line but only finished with two goals,.
David and Gerard Medlen were also impressive alongside Bravington and Myles Bolger.
In the reserves Katanning will face Kukerin/Dumbleyung in the grand final after their impressive 15.9 (99) to 7.5 (47) win over Williams.
Williams’ Steve Smith takes off with Boddington players in full chase during their preliminary final match in Brookton on the weekend.
Williams’ Myles Bolger takes a solid pack mark.
Jye Depane on the run.