Roos and Bulldogs march on towards finals showdown
South FC4 1 25 7 7 49 10 16 76 19 17 131
West FC 4 1 25 8 2 50 10 4 64 10 4 64
Goal Kickers: J. Spratt 5, P. Neal 3, B. Jones 3, M. O''Brien 2, J. Staker 2, J. Higgins , R. Schorn , L. Jones , B. Dolan
Best Players: P. Neal, M. Purcell, B. Jones, B. Dolan, J. Spratt, D. Hardy
Goal Kickers: N. Agius 2, S. DALBY 2, B. McInerney 2, C. Smith , C. Pettitt , R. Howell , D. Zanette
Best Players: K. McCunnie, C. Ryan, B. McInerney, C. Smith, J. Naden, C. Pettitt
South have celebrated Phil Neals 350th in fine style with a 12 goals to 2 goal second half to defeat a bold West effort that saw them lead at half time. Neal demonstated his ability to perform on the big stage with a 3 goal BOG performance. Importantly key midfielders Marc Purcell and Bill Dolan were high up in the Roos best. Justin Spratt sent the selectors a clear message with a 5 goal performance.
West went into the game without 6 key players and whilst blown away in the 2nd half the return of Nelson, Blore & Milne is reason to stay positive they can match it with the contenders.
North FC 2 3 15 8 8 56 12 13 85 14 14 98
Central FC 3 1 19 7 4 46 8 4 52 8 8 56
Goal Kickers: J. MC INNES 5, C. Billings 3, J. Kelly 3, J. McConnell 2, A. Henderson
Best Players: J. Kelly, C. Howard, B. Johnson, T. Billings, J. MC INNES, B. Oldsen
Goal Kickers: J. TORNEY 3, A. RHODES 2, C. JELBERT 2, M. MONTGOMERY
Best Players: C. JELBERT, M. ANDERSON, J. PAULL, Z. WHITE, B. ZANETTE, M. SULLIVAN
Centrals took the game up to North's in the first half to trail by just 10 points but were simply outclassed after the long break 6 goals to 1.
Former Pie Jacskson McInnes again was the key weapon in attack for the Bulldogs scoring 5 goals whilst key midfielder Jayden Kelly was BOG with 3 goals. A third Lionel Johnston Medal is a distinct possibility for Kelly who continues to be the architect of the North quest for back to back flags.
For Centrals its almost over, a season that promised plenty appears to be heading for back to back wooden spoons. Its a case that the CFC has improved but so has the other 3 Clubs!