Seagulls involved in thrilling finals in this weeks community wrap
We had 8 boys play for their community club in their respective finals over the weekend.
In VAFA Premier B, Lachlan Knight kicked a goal as University Blacks fell to Old Carey by 4pts in a thrilling Preliminary Final at Elsternwick Park. Blacks led by just 1pt at the 3qtr break but Old Carey managed to hold on as they advanced to the Grand Final. In Premier C, it was a similar affair as Williamstown CYMS led by 4pts at 3qtr time only to go down by 1pt against Old Geelong. Nick Ebinger kicked a late 4th qtr goal to give CY’s the lead until Old Geelong managed 4 straight behinds to win the match. Kal Dawson was solid in defence for the minor premiers as they bowed out in straight sets.
In the EDFL Division 1, Tyson Young’s Airport West held off a fast finishing Tullamarine to win their Grand Final at Windy Hill. Young kicked 1 goal in his side’s win as Airport West now return to the Premier Division of the EDFL in 2019. In Division 2 of the Northern Football League, Corey Sleep was a solid contributor in Lower Plenty’s 20 point win over Banyule and will now take on Eltham in the Grand Final this weekend.
In the Country Leagues, Kyabram continued their hot form as they defeated Darby Henderson’s Echuca. Echuca with the double-chance will now take on the Shepparton Bears in the Preliminary Final of the Goulburn Valley league. Nick Richards worked hard all day for Wangaratta in their 48 point win over Yarrawonga. The Magpies were in control all day and will now face Wodonga in the Preliminary Final.
In the Ballarat League, Liam Carter’s Melton continued its recent run of form, upsetting East Point to advance through to the Grand Final. Melton who led all ensured a win over the minor premier with strong defensive pressure in a tantalising match.
Finals series continued over the weekend as our attentions turned to the WRFL, with another game heavily influenced by Williamstown players.
The Preliminary Final in the WRFL once again pitted Emma Ludolff’s and Krystyn Raymundo’s Caroline Springs against Kayla Koropeckyj’s Spotswood for the 3rd time in 4 weeks. Caroline Springs got the fast start in the first quarter and never looked back, as they ran out 28 point winners to set up a Grand Final meeting with Manor Lakes this Saturday. Ludolff was amongst the best for Caroline Springs whilst Raymundo provided strong support throughout the day. Koropeckyj didn’t go down without a fight however, putting on a best on ground display for Spotswood while also kicking a goal in her best attempts to give Spotswood a chance.