In­dus­tri­als re­serves bow out

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - LIFT OUT -

De­spite be­ing one of the dominant teams in the com­pe­ti­tion, War­ragul In­dus­tri­als have bowed out of the race in the Ellinbank Dis­trict Football League re­serves.

The In­dus­tri­als, who had en­tered the match with just two losses to lad­der lead­ers Long­warry, ran into an Ellinbank side that has been on the charge in this fi­nals series.

As­sisted by some missed op­por­tu­ni­ties from the In­dus­tri­als, who re­turned 2-5 in the open­ing stanza, Ellinbank en­tered the first break lead­ing by the slimmest of mar­gins.

From there the Ea­gles were able to kick away, boot­ing eight of the next 10 goals to stun the op­po­si­tion and open what would prove an unas­sail­able 37-point lead at the fi­nal change.

The In­dus­tri­als fought out the game bravely, boot­ing three of the fi­nal four goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Ea­gles held on to win 12-4 (76) to 7-11 (53).

James Scam­mell booted five goals for Ellinbank, while Toby Wallace chipped in with three ma­jors.

Mark John­son, Jayson Bar­wick, Ash­ley Scott and Chris Gar­diner also led Ellinbank to vic­tory.

Shane Ing­ham kicked three goals for the In­dus­tri­als, while Sam Davies, Josh O’Brien, Brent Kimm and Nel­son Minichiello also led a fi­nal quar­ter fight­back.

Ellinbank will also en­ter the grand fi­nal with un­der­dog sta­tus, meet­ing a Long­warry side that has dropped the points just once this sea­son.

War­ragul In­dus­tri­als player Zac O’Hara breaks away from the pack.

Ellinbank’s Dy­lan Ar­mour and War­rag­ulIn­dus­tri­als player Scott Blaney fly for the ball; Pho­to­graphs: Michael Robin­son.

Ellinbank’s James Scam­mell clears a leap­ing Mathew Wil­lis for one of his five goals.

Ellinbank’s Chris Gar­diner wins the tap over War­ragul In­dus­tri­als player Sam Davies.

Ellinbank’s Ben Drew looks for a pass­ing op­tion un­der pres­sure.

War­ragul In­dus­tri­als player Tom Com­maduer at­tempts to get a hand­ball away.

Ellinbank’s Mark John­son flies in front of his team­mate to mark dur­ing the Re­serves pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal against War­ragul In­dus­tri­als.

Ellinbank’s Jayson Bar­wick kicks from the wing.

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