I-K and Stingrays seal premierships
IT was how grand finals should be when Phillip Island clashed with Inverloch-Kongwak in the Under 11s on Sunday.
When it came down to the final quarter Phillip Island was in front by five points – a straight kick either way would change the game.
After a block buster third quarter from the Bulldogs they had hit the front for the first time in the match and were determined not to lose it.
Two stray kicks only resulted in points for the tiring Sea-Eagles and time was running out.
Phillip Island supporters were counting down the time to the final siren when the ball found its way into the hands of I-K’s Michael Kennedy-Mifsud. With less than 10 seconds to go he put boot to ball and the winning score resulted.
The Sea-Eagles fan base erupted while the Bulldogs stood in disbelief.
Great performers for Phillip Island all day were Keith Robinson and Kai MacKenzie while some of the better players for I-K were Zach Reid and Travis Nash.
In the Under 13s Corner Inlet had a rough start to their grand final against Inverloch-Kongwak.
The Sea-Eagles kept its counterparts scoreless in the first quarter and managed to slot through a major for themselves to be eight points up in the first.
That’s when the luck ran out for the Inverloch-Kongwak contingent as the Corner Inlet crusade began.
Brock Cripps and Xavier Duursma were leading the way for the Stingrays with Sam Flanders and Jake Thornell putting their own spin on the game as well.
The second quarter burst had the Corner Inlet side ahead by 16 while Inverloch-Kongwak was kept scoreless for the quarter.
After half time it was time for a Sea-Eagle surge. Jack Hutchinson and Kyle Reid were getting their hands on a lot of the ball and making plays for their team. The lead was brought back to eight points at three quarter time with Corner Inlet sitting two kicks ahead.
The Sea-Eagles were struggling to find legs as the Stingrays took it to the next level in the final quarter smashing through three goals. All of the seven goals for Corner Inlet came from seven individual goal kickers. This was the same with the Sea-Eagles three.
The well deserved 29 point win was celebrated heartily by the Stingrays.
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