Welcome to grand final day, as Federal Football Club attempt to bring home three premierships after success in both league and reserves games last Sunday at Kellerberrin oval; while our netball girls will battle it out once again with the Cunderdin Magpies.
The reserves game against Quairading saw Federals field a younger, faster side in order to increase the tempo of the game against bigger bodied opponents and it paid off, with Federals taking an early lead and with the added zip and frequent interchanges were able to keep the Bulls lagging by two to three goals for the entire game and ran out eventual winners by some 20 points.
The league game was of a high standard with both Railways and Federals working overtime to gain the ascendancy, but by the first break Federals only held a slender seven-point lead. The second term saw Federals applying tremendous pressure and were able to take possession of the ball and push forward on numerous occasions kicking 7.6 to Railways 4.1 to establish a 30-point lead at the long break.
The third term saw both sides giving all they could muster going goal for goal and giving no quarter playing pressure football. At the end of the term Federals managed to maintain their 30-point advantage. The final term was similar as both teams battled it out to the end and with Railways unable to reduce the margin Federals ran out winners by 28.
Both Railways and Federals are to be commended for the high standard of the game and it was one of the best games of finals football I have witnessed. Well done to both clubs.
Thank you to Dianne, Phil, Kane, Trevor and Boomer for running the bar at the recreation centre on Saturday night and also to Yvette, Robyn and Dixie and helpers for your catering that, at times, goes unnoticed but needs to be recognized. Awards for the day were Radio BOG Blake Robinson and best goal kicked Blair Robinson.
AVON FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNERS:
Stacey medal joint winners: Blake Robinson, Jarrod Kayler Thomson; Triple M footballer of the year: Blake Robinson; WACFL volunteer of the year: Trevor White; Leading reserves club: Federals; Reserves fairest/best runners-up: William Dick jnr, Stephen Barnes; Reserves leading goal kicker: Mitchell Johnson; Country all star colts: Kaden Elliott, Lachlan Dunkerton; Netball player’s choice: Lisa Williamson.