Federals played host to the Cunderdin Football Club in perfect weather conditions on August 11.
With the Reserves having cemented a top of the ladder finish our League side still have a chance to finish second with a win, then battle it out with arch rivals Railways in next week's local derby.
Congratulations must go to three of the Club's players who reached milestones in the day's game, starting with coach Alistair Smith playing his 100th game.
Also Jamie McPherson with 150 games; and finally Kane Robinson playing his 200th game.
Well done to you all.
The Reserves side, with a number of young players added to their list, hit the ground running.
It soon became obvious Federals had too much leg speed for their rivals sending the ball forward on numerous occasions and sending the scoreboard attendants into a spin as they rattled off 8 goals, 2 points, while Cunderdin could only manage the one goal, giving the home side a 44-point lead at the first break.
The second term saw Cunderdin put in a concerted effort, applying pressure to their direct opponents and managing to slow Federals' scoring rate, limiting them to 4 goals, 4 points, while themselves kicking 1 goal, 1 point.
This saw Federals with a lead of 65 points at the long break.
The second half, unfortunately for Cunderdin, was all one-way traffic, as Federals continued to add to the scoreboard kicking 8 goals, 6 points, while the Magpies only managed two goals for the second half handing Federals a 107-point victory.
Federals 20.12 (132) to Cunderdin 4.1 (25)
With players being unavailable for selection a new look youthful league side, sporting 10 players under 20 years of age, took to the field for an extremely important match; and they did not disappoint their supporters.
They were ably led by coach Alistair Smith directing his charges as they held the Magpies to two goals, while themselves kicking 6 goals, 2 points to take a 26-point lead into the first break.
The second term saw Federals increase the tempo of the game and it was here that the youth, with the aid of the experienced players, came into their own as their superior leg speed started to show allowing them to score 4 goals, 4 points to Cunderdin's 1 goal, 1 point.
This increased their lead to 47 points at half-time, with scores being Federals 10 goals, 6 points to Cunderdin 3 goals, 1 point.
The third and final quarters saw Federals slam the accelerator to the floor gaining possession of the football and sending it forward with relevant ease, kicking 13 goals, 7 points, while the Magpies could only manage 2 goals, 2 point to hand the home side a percentage boosting win by 118 points.
Federals 23.13 (151) to Cunderdin 5.3 (33)
In the netball the Federals Fillies were successful over premiership favourites the Cunderdin Magpies by 21 goals.
Federals Fillies 68 to Cunderdin Magpies 47
It was a hard fought and well deserved win.
Well done girls.
- 1st Jamie McPherson;
- 2nd Reynald McIntosh;
- 3rd Zeki Allardyce;
- Coaches award to Harley Corbett.
- 1st Kaden Elliott (9 goals);
- 2nd Kadyn Beazley;
- 3rd Sean Oliver;
- Coaches Award to Kane Donnelly.
- 1st Lisa Williamson;
- 2nd Rikki Garlett;
- 3rd Nadine Garlett.