Fin­ley’s thirds in ex­cel­lent form

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The Fin­ley thirds have con­tin­ued their im­pres­sive mid-sea­son form with a com­pre­hen­sive 24 point vic­tory over Moama in a grand fi­nal re­match at Fin­ley on Satur­day.

Cap­i­tal­is­ing on a gritty per­for­mance from Spencer Hawkins in the ruck, the fleet footed on­ball brigade was able to ex­ert con­stant pres­sure on their op­po­nents which re­sulted in nu­mer­ous turnovers and sub­se­quent scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Younger mem­bers of the Fin­ley team were iden­ti­fied by the coach as play­ing piv­otal roles in the vic­tory with Harry Johns, Bai­ley Coombes, Nick Burns, Nick Gray and Mar­cus An­der­son all con­tribut­ing at var­i­ous stages.

Bray­den Cul­hane and Tay­lor Klein­schmidt pro­vided fo­cal points in the of­fen­sive half and their ef­forts complemented the fru­gal de­fen­sive ef­forts of Luke Bram­ley and his team­mates at the other end of the ground.

The fi­nal score line was fair re­ward for a work­man like per­for­mance which pro­vides a solid plat­form on which to build in the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

Fi­nal score, Fin­ley 8.3 Moama 4.3 (27).

The win saw Fin­ley draw level with Moama on pre­mier­ship points for the sea­son so far with the Mag­pies hav­ing a su­pe­rior per­cent­age in sec­ond spot.

The Cats will now move on to face Nu­murkah in Nu­murkah on Satur­day. (51) to

Lo­cal ju­nior soccer round eight re­sults:

Un­der 6: In­ter Mi­lan (Co­bram) 5 def. Barcelona (Fin­ley) 0. En­cour­age­ment Award: Josiah Ever­ing­ham.

Celtic (Fin­ley) 1 drew Manch­ester City (Co­bram) 1. To­day was a great team ef­fort with ev­ery­one giv­ing 100 per cent. Goal scorer: Judd Clarke.

Un­der 8: Barcelona (Fin­ley) 10 def. In­ter Mi­lan (Co­bram) 3. All played as a team, held their po­si­tions and played like pro­fes­sion­als. Goal scor­ers: Jor­dan Munro (9), Jack­son Tooke (1). En­cour­age­ment Awards: Henry Far­row and Ti­mothy Mills.

Un­der 10: Barcelona (Fin­ley) and Celtic (Fin­ley) faced off in their sec­ond derby of the sea­son with re­sults leav­ing a nail bit­ing wait for their third en­counter next month.

Some great goal keep­ing from both teams in what was a tight game with some awe­some skills be­ing dis­played.

Celtic were a lit­tle un­der­manned which re­sulted in a slow start with their team­work.

Barcelona 5 def. Celtic 4. Goal scor­ers: Barcelona - Ge­orge Wiles (2), Lo­gan White (2), Jesse Ever­ing­ham (1); Celtic - Sam Hurl­ston (3), Noah Ever­ing­ham (1). En­cour­age­ment Awards: Celtic - Noah Ever­ing­ham, Barcelona - Harry Daniel.

Un­der 12: The Un­der 12 sides also faced off in a lo­cal derby with a win for the Celtics.

This will also lead to an ex­cit­ing match for the next derby as both teams are sit­ting on one win each.

Celtic dis­played tremen­dous team­work with Bai­ley White and Alana Rickard step­ping up in de­fence.

Celtic (Fin­ley) 4 def. Barcelona (Fin­ley) 2. Goal scor­ers: Celtic - Kye Ever­ing­ham (2), Ja­cob Smith (1), Ri­ley Sut­ton (1); Barcelona - Ja­cob Orro (2). En­cour­age­ment Awards: Barcelona - To­biah Hurd, Celtic - Kye Ever­ing­ham.

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