Finley’s thirds in excellent form
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.