Grand fi­nals show­case in­tense ac­tion

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

In the wake of the 2018 WKFL sea­son com­ing to an end, the WKJFL also en­joyed their mo­ment in the sun with their Year 9-12 and Year 7/8 grand fi­nals.

In the Year 9-12 grand fi­nal on Fri­day, Au­gust 31, it was an in­tense show­down be­tween top sides Saints and Bulls, who are the reign­ing pre­miers.

De­spite the match be­ing a lows­cor­ing af­fair, it was a hard-fought bat­tle which saw both teams’ de­fences work ex­cep­tion­ally hard.

The Saints’ mid­field seemed to have run the Bulls down to lead by 16 points at three-quar­ter time but the Bulls came back swing­ing to nar­row the mar­gin down to four points dur­ing the fi­nal term.

Spec­ta­tors were kept on the edge of their seats un­til the fi­nal siren which saw the Saints hold on to win the premier­ship 4.3 (27) to 3.5 (23), with Bulls’ Pa­trick Kitch­ener win­ning best-on-ground.

The fol­low­ing day Cable Beach and Towns squared off in the Year 7/8 grand fi­nal.

Cable Beach came out with a point to prove early on but Towns man­aged to keep in close con­tention by half-time.

The Green­backs came back in the sec­ond half to build a lead although Towns were quick to con­tinue nar­row­ing down the mar­gin in an in­tense con­test.

At the fi­nal siren, Cable Beach were de­clared the pre­miers, de­feat­ing Towns 7.5 (47) to 5.6 (36) with Towns’ Paul Ejai named best-on­ground.

Pic­ture: Sarah Stri­b­ling

Year 7/8 pre­miers Cable Beach with coach Kevin Col­lard and team man­ager Tracey Tay­lor.

Pic­ture: Maria Tracy

WKJFL 2018 Year 9-12 pre­miers Saints with coach Matt Sear.

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