Eels still alive in footy fi­nals

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Adrian Hughes

EL­LEN­BROOK played away from home in C3 grade am­a­teur foot­ball at the week­end, with league and re­serves in a semi­fi­nal.

Re­serve grade bat­tled against Piara Wa­ters, only to lose their first game of the year by 19 points. Coach Kevin An­drews’ stern ad­dress at three-quar­ter time lifted the play­ers’ spir­its, but it wasn’t enough to win. The fi­nal score was 10.8 (68) to 7.7 (49).

The league team started strongly against Snesa in a fast-paced, phys­i­cal game that fea­tured a high skill level from both sides.

Go­ing into the sec­ond half down by four goals, club cap­tain Matt Craig led his team in a resur­gence to come within just a few points of the lead, but un­for­tu­nately this was not enough to win the fi­nal. The fi­nal score was 14.6 (90) to 9.10 (64).

The loss wasn’t what El­len­brook wanted, es­pe­cially mark­ing Dun­can Roger’s 150 club games, but all three sides now host a home game this Satur­day, with the win­ners go­ing into next week’s grand fi­nal.

The colts start at 10.30am against Jan­dakot, re­serves at 12.30pm against Cottes­loe and the league side at 2.30pm against Dianella Mor­ley.

Dun­can Roger played his 150th game.

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