Coun­try WA beaten in a nail­biter

Narrogin Observer - - SPORT - Michael Traill

Katan­ning’s Josh Bootsma and Wick­epin’s Dy­lan Ross rep­re­sented the UGSFL in WA’s Coun­try side, which took on its South Aus­tralian coun­ter­parts at Ade­laide Oval on Satur­day.

In the match played as a cur­tain- raiser to the AFL match be­tween the Ade­laide Crows and the Mel­bourne Demons, South Aus­tralia Coun­try fin­ished vic­tors for the fifth time in six years — hold­ing on to win 10.12 (72) to 10.7 (67).

SA took the ini­tia­tive early, lead­ing 3.4 (22) to 2.2 (14) at quar­ter­time.

WA took con­trol of the sec­ond term, kick­ing four goals to SA’s one, with the score­board read­ing 6.2 (38) to 4.7 (31) in favour of the visi­tors at half-time.

Mo­men­tum swung back in favour of the Croweaters in the third term, as they kicked 3.2 goals to WA’s two points, fin­ish­ing the quar­ter in front 7.12 (54) to 6.5 (41).

And although WA piled on four goals in the fi­nal term, it wasn’t enough to se­cure their sec­ond win in row against SA’s coun­try side.

Rory O’Brien kicked three for WA, while South Man­durah’s Brad Holmes and South Bun­bury’s Leigh Kohlmann both kicked two.

O’Brien, Quairad­ing’s Matthew Outridge, HBL’s Jesse Crinch­ton and Mitchell An­drews, South Man- du­rah’s An­drew Hay­don and Dampier’s Guy Lang­don were named WA’s best.

The Avon Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion was the most-rep­re­sented league, with six play­ers in the side.

The South West Foot­ball league and Peel Foot­ball and Netball League had five and four play­ers re­spec­tively.

Pic­ture: WACFL

The WA Coun­try team at Ade­laide Oval.

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