The Zillmere Eagles have made it back to back premierships after a convincing 61 point victory over north side rivals Sandgate Hawks last night at Coorparoo.
In what was a physical encounter, the Eagles led at every change and put the game beyond reach when a 6 goal to 2 third quarter gave them a 59 point lead at the final change. With a number of injuries on the night, including losing key midfielder Michael Brady to a suspected broken collarbone early in the first quarter, the Hawks were unable to keep up with their rivals in their second half.
The game was setup early for Zillmere by key defender Troy Wilkie, full forward Cameron Colvin, and midfielder/forward Mathew Stevens. Wilkie repelled a number of attacks early with some strong intercept marking, Colvin finished the game with 5 goals, and Stevens earned the honour of best of ground with a classy performance that featured exceptional use of the footy and 2 goals.
For Sandgate it was the captain Rowan Moody who worked tirelessly all night as their major ball winner when moved into the midfield early on. Trent Fuller and David Fellows also battled away, with Fellows rewarded with 3 goals set up by some strong marking up forward.
The game bought to an end the first season of the new Friday night competition with split Divisions 4 & 5, after Mayne took out the Division 5 Grand Final last week with a 13 point win over Collingwood Park.