2ND SEMI FINAL
Ellinbank went down to Longwarry in their semi-final matchup at Poowong on Saturday, sending the Crows straight to the big dance.
It was a slow start for the Eagles and they were never able to recover. They had kicked three behinds in the first term, while the Crows had two goals three to their name.
Ellinbank’s woes continued in front of goals in the second quarter and they went into the main break trailing by three majors 4.8-32 to 1.6-12.
Things did not improve for Ellinbank in the third term. Longwarry booted a huge five goals to really ensure an Ellinbank come back was near impossible.
To their credit, the Eagles did add another two majors to their tally, but it was not enough to draw near to the Crows. By the fourth quarter, it was all over.
Ellinbank did their best, adding four majors to the scoreboard to finish the day on 7.8-50. But it was not enough to overcome Longwarry’s best, who kicked another four majors for the day to finish on 13.10-88.
Kane Oldham was best on ground for the Crows.
He was backed up by the efforts of Nathan Fry, Nicholas Redley, Jedd Serong, Riley Rundell and Russell Lehman. Ellinbank’s best man on the day was Franics D’Agostino.
Tom Johnson, Hayden Stagg, Adam Cook, Steven Ballingall and Jake Harper were also influential.Will Watson - Warragul & Drouin Gazette
1ST SEMI FINAL
Poowong’s season ended on Sunday they were unable to overcome Neerim Neerim South in their semi-final at Poowong.
The day began relatively evenly, and the Magpies were behind at the end of the first term by just two points.
They took control of the match in the second term, kicking three goals two to open up a 10point lead over the Cats who sat on 2.7-19 at the main break.
But that 10-point difference meant nothing by the end of the third term. The Cats had stormed out of the rooms at halftime and kicked a huge 37 points in an astonishing display of teamwork.
The Magpies managed to add another major to their tally, but nothing more. They now trailed Neerim Neerim South by 20 points as the two sides headed into the final term.
It was a big quarter for both sides. Poowong tried desperately to keep their season alive, booting three goals two to finish the day on 8.8-56. But the Cats had the upper hand, consolidating their efforts in the third quarter by kicking another two goals in the final term to seal the victory and finish the day on 9.16-70.
Callum Shiels was best on ground for the Cats. He was backed up by the important contributions of teammates Rhys George, Timothy Beaurain, Nathan Bayne, Toby Bayne and Jackson Ward.
Tom Wyatt was Poowong’s best man after a four-goal haul while Will Lumby, Lachlan Green, Jack Hazendonk, Jayden Sullivan and Jake Cochrane were also influential.Will Watson - Warragul & Drouin Gazette
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