Kimberley Spirit Colts take on West Australian Country Football League Country Colts Championships

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Javia Taylor
Camera IconJavia Taylor Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

The Kimberley Spirit Colts team travelled down to Perth to battle it out in the West Australian Country Football League Country Football Championships last week.

The Colts’ first faced off against Regional Districts in their opening game on July 6 with the team getting off to an impressive start, with Jay Hill scoring the first goal of the match.

However, the weather took a turn, favouring the Districts team, who capitalised on the wet conditions and dominated the scoreboard.

Undeterred, the Spirit Colts fought hard until the final siren, with standout performances from Jevahnis Badal, Gilly Barli, Kidabah Hunter, Javia Taylor, and Jay Hill, 3.3 (21) to 5.5 (35).

The team then won their second game against Avon Football Association to close out the first day of the competition, 6.4 (40) to 2.3 (15).

Doug Evans was a standout in the midfield, while skipper Trayvon Stretch and Hunter Even made their presence felt in the forward line.

The backline, led by Zimmarley Williams-Wilson and Shaq Cox effectively rebounded the opposition’s attacks while Eric Cox and Javia Taylor controlled the midfield, dictating the play.

Day two (July 7) brought a significant upset as the Spirit Colts defeated the confident Great Northern team in their opening match, 4.4 (28) to 3.2 (20).

Displaying their skills and determination, the Kimberley side earned a well-deserved spot in the third-place play off but despite giving their all in the match they unfortunately fell short against the formidable Peel Cavaliers, 6.5 (41) to 2.1 (13).

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