Grand finals showcase intense action

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WKJFL 2018 Year 9-12 premiers Saints with coach Matt Sear.
Camera IconWKJFL 2018 Year 9-12 premiers Saints with coach Matt Sear. Credit: Maria Tracy

In the wake of the 2018 WKFL season coming to an end, the WKJFL also enjoyed their moment in the sun with their Year 9-12 and Year 7/8 grand finals.

In the Year 9-12 grand final on Friday, August 31, it was an intense showdown between top sides Saints and Bulls, who are the reigning premiers.

Despite the match being a low-scoring affair, it was a hard-fought battle which saw both teams’ defences work exceptionally hard.

The Saints’ midfield seemed to have run the Bulls down to lead by 16 points at three-quarter time but the Bulls came back swinging to narrow the margin down to four points during the final term.

Spectators were kept on the edge of their seats until the final siren which saw the Saints hold on to win the premiership 4.3 (27) to 3.5 (23), with Bulls’ Patrick Kitchener winning best-on-ground.

The following day Cable Beach and Towns squared off in the Year 7/8 grand final.

Cable Beach came out with a point to prove early on but Towns managed to keep in close contention by half-time.

The Greenbacks came back in the second half to build a lead although Towns were quick to continue narrowing down the margin in an intense contest.

At the final siren, Cable Beach were declared the premiers, defeating Towns 7.5 (47) to 5.6 (36) with Towns’ Paul Ejai named best-on-ground.

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