THIS year’s grand final may well see Federals face rivals Keller/Tammin again, if the Northam league side continues to keep up its fine form.
The Feddies made short work of the York Roos on Sunday, taking out the match 21.20 (146) to the home side’s 5.6 (36).
The first quarter was low-scoring and scrappy from both teams but Federals were ahead from the outset, with Ray Daniels getting things started for the Northam side with the first goal of the match.
Seb Miller replied soon after with York’s first and only goal for the quarter and teammate Jarrad Offer had the same idea but clipped the post, leaving the home side’s tally at just 1.1 (7) at the end of the first quarter.
The Feddies ramped it up in the second term despite York appearing more settled, with Cam Lawler pushing through early on to claim his first goal for the match, taking the side to 6.6 (42).
York appeared to be struggling in defence throughout the first half and the gap in the scores began to widen as Federals optimised on a number of goal-scoring opportunities.
It looked like some stern words from York coach Tyson Cattle at half time had some effect on the side, with their third-quarter effort proving they wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Lincoln Meeking was again a stand-out player for the Roos, seeming to be all over the ground and applying the defensive pressure when it was desperately needed.
Tyson Cattle proved his worth in the third term with a goal and was a strong presence in the back half.
Federal’s Jarred Lawrence had a noteworthy performance, dominating in ruck and making appearances in contests all over the field.
It was business as usual for his teammate and Federals leading goal scorer Lewis Henry, who booted another six on the day to take his season tally to 22.
Back in Northam, Railways went down to Cunderdin 99 points to 88 and Keller/Tammin made light work of Quairading 132 to 72.
Next week Beverley will face Railways at home, Quairading will travel to York and Cunderdin will host Keller/Tammin.