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Colts through to the Grand Final

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:26 PM
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The East Fremantle Colts have earned themselves a spot in the 2017 WAFL Redimed Grand Final, with a 15-point win over Claremont on Sunday.

The boys were sharp early and took the ascendency, booting four majors in the opening term, while holding the reigning premiers to just one goal.  Slick ball movement, clean hands and excellent work defensively set the tone for the Sharks.

With the wind on their side, the Sharks continued to dominate throughout the second term, kicking five goals to two, opening up a 35-point lead at the main break.

As all good teams do when their backs are against the wall, Claremont burst out of the blocks, with greater pressure in opening minutes of the third term. A comeback looked imminent as they kicked 3 unanswered goals. The Sharks managed to add one of their own through Brandon Collard before Claremont snuck a final goal to narrow the deficit to 16 points heading in to the final stanza.

The Sharks regained their composure in the fourth when Milan Murdock nailed a fantastic check-side goal from the pocket. It was a hard-fought contest throughout the final term with the Tigers adding two goals, but a late major from Dillon O’Reilly helped to seal the win for the Sharks.

Our Colts will now enjoy a week off while Claremont and East Perth battle for a spot in the Grand Final.

The competitions leading goal kicker, Dillon O’Reilly was prolific in his return from the league side, finishing with 5 goals to his name.

Tom Joyce was strong around the ball, finishing with 23 disposals, 10 kicks and 6 marks. Jayden Quill and Ambrose Ryan collected 20 possessions while Tim Bockman and Milan Murdock kicked two goals each.

Goals: 5 Dillon O'Reilly, 2 Tim Bockman, Milan Murdock, 1 Dwayne Nevill, Samul Lewis, Brendon Collard


                  

Leederville Oval



 

4.2

Q1

1.2

9.3

Q2

3.4

10.6

Q3

7.8

12.7

Q4

9.10

(79)

Total

(64)

 

This will be the last ever Colts Grand Final at Domain Stadium so you’re not going to want to miss this! Tickets will be available at the gate on the day.