Federals storm into grand final

True grit: The Federals Reserve boys playing at a cracking pace which enabled them to keep the York Roos to a score of only eight points for the entire game. Photo: Kathy Burges.
True grit: The Federals Reserve boys playing at a cracking pace which enabled them to keep the York Roos to a score of only eight points for the entire game. Photo: Kathy Burges.

Federals Reserves side ventured to Cunderdin oval last Sunday for the second semi final to battle it out against the York Roos, with the winner going straight into the grand final and the loser having to take on Keller/Tammin in the preliminary final at Beverley.

The first term started at a blistering pace with both sides eager to show their wares.

As the term progressed it was Federals, with possibly their strongest side in for the year, who gained the ascendancy, sending the ball deep into the forward area and allowing our mosquito fleet to kick 4 goals - 4 points.

While our back six held steadfast restricting York to one point for the term.

As the second term commenced so did the weather, with strong wind and heavy rain making playing conditions very difficult as the oval became water logged turning the game into a slog fest.

But Federals maintained their focus and composure allowing them to kick 3 goals - 2 points while holding York scoreless for the term, taking a very handy 47-point lead at the long break.

Scores being Federals 7.6 (48) to York 0.1 (1).

After the half-time break York came out fired up eager to close the gap, but with patches of light showers throughout the term scoring opportunities were kept to a minimum.

Both Federals and the York Roos could only manage 1 goal - 1 point each, allowing Federals to maintain their 47-point lead as the third term ended.

The final term would be the Roos' last chance to reduce the margin, but it was not to be.

With Federals focused on going straight into the grand final they managed to add a further 1 goal - 1 point, while again holding York scoreless for the final term to have a resounding win by 54 points.

Final scores being Federals 9.8 (62) to York 1.2 (8).

Reserves best players:

Reynald McIntosh, Blake McPherson, Cameron Smith, Griffin Ryder, Zeke Kennedy and Ben Casey.

Federals League side will now play the Beverley Redbacks in the preliminary final at Beverley oval this Sunday coming, the winner going into the grand final against Keller/Tammin Football Club at Quairading the following Sunday.

Netball

The Federal Fillies netball team played ladder leaders the Cunderdin Magpies in the second semi final, but unfortunately could not match their rivals in the wet and windy conditions, to go down by 25 goals.

Final scores were Cunderdin 54 goals to Federals 29 goals.

The Fillies must now play and defeat Railways Fast Tarts to earn a second shot at the Magpies in the grand final.