QUALIFYING FINAL DONE AND DUSTED
Well, what a Grand Final! For the second year in a row the Grand Final came down to a drop off. For the uninitiated, a drop off is where the game is tied at full time and each team must drop off one player every 2 minutes until someone scores. The team 'Fired Up' started off well with two quick tries in the first 10 minutes to leave the 'Untouchables' team stunned. Untouchables were able to claw their way back by getting a female over the line, bagging two points. Attack was the order of the first half with Fired Up continuing its try-scoring spree, bumping them up to 6 points at half time, with Untouchables at 4. The second half was a defensive game with no score after each team continualy attacked the opositions' defence. With only 5 minutes to go it looked like the Untouchables' night was over until a freak try by junior Jack Miller which claimed 2 points to level the scores at 6 all! This full time tied score resulting in the drop off. With 5 players remaining on each team, Fired Up started with speed only to drop the ball on the 5th touch, allowing Untouchables to roll up the field, coming within 10 metres of the try line. With fatigue a factor for Fired Up, a gap was spotted by Jason Tomada in which he scored the winning try. Untouchables 7, Fired Up 6. With the epic Grand Final over the night was topped off with a Trophy presentation. Best and fairest was taken out by Chris Cronin of Village People, Most improved Female was Suzze Occhipinti from Polar Bears, whilst Most Improved Male was Joel Darts from Village People. A big thanks to all for a great season.
Next season there will be a new Grounds Coordinator, Chris Cronin.