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2007 GRAND FINAL RESULT
Best - Central Eyre: K Sampson, B Grocke, W O'Brien, M Grocke, J Beard, M Sampson. West Coast Hawks: V Cash, T Montgomery, M Wheaton, J McEvoy, L Carey. Goals - Central Eyre: K Sampson, R Sampson 3, M Grocke 2, M Sampson, C O’Brien, B Hegarty, J Biggs, T McKenna, M Beinke. West Coast Hawks: L Carey 4, A Whitford 3, J Danis 2, M Box, C McCullam, J McGilvray.
MID WEST FOOTBALL - 2008 (Team: Central Eyre, Elliston, West Coast Hawks, Western Districts, Wirrulla & Wudinna United)
ROUND 11 SCORES, JULY 12, 2008
Best - Hawks: C Strange, D Brown, A Whitford. Western Djstricts M Carey, T Lynch, W Shoobridge. Goals Hawks: A Whitford 7, S Sutherland 3, D Brown 2, T Lynch, W Shoobridge. Western Districts, I Hull, J Posti, J Tomney, S Feltus, M Carey
Best - Central Eyre: Z Fitzgerald, M Grocke, J Beard, J Stringer. Wudinna United C Brands, L Ramsey, J Tomney, R Helling. Goals - Central Eyre: J Bigg 5, J Stringer, C Winter, Z Fitzgerald 2, M May, W O'Brien, R Sampson M Grocke, M Beinke. Wudinna United: R Jacobs 2, J Hutt, S Williams, D Foster, G Barnes.
Best: Wirrulla – S Webb, J Parker, A Bitmead. Elliston – C Weetra, J Williams, B Agars, J Redden. Goals: Wirrulla – S Webb 11, S Pittaway 3, T Olsen 2. Elliston – T Bascmb 2, B Agars, J Williams.
Best: Central Eyre – D O’Brien, M Fudd, L North. Wudinna United – A Murphy, B Wedding, P Elliot. Goals: Central Eyre – J Wagner 4, L North 2, K Cummings, A Cock, M Fridd, D Collins, C Dowben, C Murphy. Wudinna United – B Peters, A Barns 2, C Gamble, B Wedding.
Best: West Dists – Jethr Holmes, Simon Tucker, Neil King. WCH – I Montgomerie, G Elliott, L Cotton. Goals: West Dists – Rhys Tomney, Trent Brace, N Wendland, S Tucker, B McKinnie, C Tomney, W Shepard. West Dists – G Montgomerie 2, I Hood, I Montgmerie, L Cotton.
Elliston forfeited to Wirrulla
West Coast Hawks 19.5 (119) def Western Districts 0.1 (1)
Best: WCH – L Cotton, C Roe, L Mann. Western Dists – T Payne, K Brands, J Dickson. Goals: Dale Montgomerie 11, A Strange 3, J McEvoy 2.
Best: Wirrulla – D Cabot, Matthew Greatbatch, W Rigney. Elliston – J Newton, T Wadsworth, C Every. Goals: Wirrulla – B Baldock 4, D Cabot, A Duffield 2. Elliston – D Kelsh, T Wadsworth 4, S Paul 3.
Best: Wudinna United – J Boylan, J Seal, C Thompson. Central Eyre – T Fitzgerald, K Bedding,J Bruce. Goals: Wudinna United – J Boylan 6, S Wilkins 5, J Seal 2. Central Eyre – H Heath 2, T Chapman, D Kwaterski.
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CENTRAL EYRE UPSETS UNBEATEN WEST COAST HAWKS
The Mid West Football League Grand Final was played at Elliston in blustery conditions on the weekend. The ground was in excellent condition and the club house end was favoured by a “four to five goal” wind for most of the day. Congratulations and well done must go to the hosts, Elliston. The day was well catered and managed, making a top day for all.
The poised and highly skilled West Coast Hawks side were meeting a Central Eyre side with little to lose, already having won plenty of respect for a great finals series. The toss was won by Central Eyre which was a critical bit of luck, as the fact that they were kicking with a wind that had the potential to change direction during the day, had everyone up and taking notice.
After an arm wrestle in the first ten minutes, with both sides looking to assert pressure and both sides scoring majors, the Bulldogs started to pile the score on the board. Martin Grocke and Jesse Stringer were winning plenty of ball across the centre and with Matt Sampson prominent, the ball was constantly heading into Central Eyre’s forward area. Fourteen scoring shots for a return of 6.8, and two out on the full indicated the amount of time the Bulldogs spent in attack. The Hawks managed two goals into the strong breeze, and this wasn’t a bad result, with the game very much alive at quarter time and the Hawks to Kick with the wind trailing by 32 points.
At the start of the second quarter, quick goals came to the Hawks and they were on the chase. Luke Carey was providing a target at full forward, Jasin McGilvray and Casey McCullam dangerous across half forward, Tyson Montgomerie and Dillon Montmoerie were dominating out in the middle. Central Eyre were not to be denied however and worked the ball wonderfully into the wind, managing to kick four straight goals, by playing a well disciplined and drilled game plan. Kane Sampson and Ryan Sampson both providing targets, using the ball well when they had it. Britt Grocke was playing loose in defence and gathered many possessions, reading the ball immaculately and ensuring that forward space was filled giving the Hawks no room to run. The Bulldogs were up at the main break by 22 points, which had everyone saying “Could they keep it up?”
The third quarter saw Central Eyre out of the blocks early, kicking quick goals and more significantly the wind starting to change around to cross the ground. Kicking four goals to one for the quarter, the Bulldogs had a surprisingly commanding 41 point lead going into the last quarter and were set for a major upset.
The Hawks have been undefeated all year and no club gets to that position without a pride and passion to win, but now was the time for them to show their qualities. It wasn’t to be though as holding on grimly, the Bulldogs hugged the outer boundary, using what was now a strong cross breeze to keep out the fast finishing Hawks. They tried desperately to bring the ball towards the centre and did so regularly enough to cause a real doubt in everyones mind as to whether the lead was big enough. Adding 4.2 to 0.1 in the last quarter was not enough from the Hawks, as Central Eyre were just too far in front and went on the record a well deserved 16 point victory. For the losers, Luke Carey was a target all day, and his four goals in the conditions was a great effort. Wade O’Brien was his direct opponent and also played extremely well, this contest alone was worth traveling a long distance to see.
Others to play well for the victorious Bulldogs were John Beard on the wing, who capped an outstanding finals series for himself, his courageous efforts well beyond the call of duty. Matty Sampson was also wonderful, mature well above his beyond his age, Mark Fridd is another who has stood up all finals and will be well proud of his efforts. Four young guns in Jaseton Heath, Jesse Stringer, Zac Fitzgerald and Ty McKenna played excellent football and helped nullify a perceived Hawks pace advantage.
For the gallant Hawks, Vincent Cash at half back was great all day having to do the job on Kane Sampson, while Tyson Montgomerie in the Centre didn’t give up and had a big impact. Michael Wheaton ran hard carrying the ball across lines, while veteran Jason McEvoy also played well.
It is difficult to come out of a Grand Final with a loss and see many positives, but the Hawks have been the seasons pacesetters, playing a wonderful fast running open style of play that was hindered by the limited confines of the Elliston Oval. Central Eyre must be congratulated, they had completed their homework and matched up with thefar more favoured opponents extremely well. Lead by the old masters brothers the Sampsons, Kane and Ryan, the Grockes, Britt and Martin and the O’Briens, Wade, Brett and Craig, they engineered a victory that will be well remembered for many years to come. The Bulldogs remained disciplined when imposing their physical presence, and this could well be the major reason that they won. After the ultimate success in his first season as Coach, David Bower will be smiling well into the summer.
Congratulations Central Eyre, MWFL Premiers 2007
GRAND FINAL SCORE from Elliston on September 8, 2007
Provisional Ladders after Rd 10