Under 18 Div 1 Cup finals review

Elimination Final – Noosa v Wilston Grange

The Premiership hopes of Wilston Grange came to a grinding halt on the weekend when they were beaten by Noosa 17.7.109 to 10.8.68

Both teams started strongly playing good hard football that saw Noosa in front by only one straigt kick at quarter time.

In the second term Noosa applied pressure all over the ground and pushed out to a 4-goal lead, Wilston Grange not helped by inaccuracy in front of goals.

Wilston Grange managed a fight back for the first 5 minutes of the third term but Noosa steadied and went in to the final term with what turned out to be a winning lead.

Teams spent the last term trading goals but Noosa had done enough mid-match, running out eventual winners by 7-goals.

Noosa was serviced well by  Nick Coombs and Jai Fitzpatrick and Bradley Forbes was great in front of goals with 4 majors.

Wilston Grange players Janni Cox and Lachlan McKellar tried hard all day,  McKenzie Wise doing his job for the gorillas with 4 Goals.

Qualification Final – Maroochydore v Western Magpies

Maroochydore booked a grand final berth with a 35 point win over the Western Magpies.

Maroochydore hit the ground running in the first quarter,  banging on 5 goals. They were  equally superb in defence, keeping the magpies scoreless for the term.

The Magpies stemmed the score flow in the second quarter and despite outscoring the Roos,  went into the main break five goals  goals down.

The Magpies came out with intent in the third term and banged on 5 majors.  The Roos could only manage a few in response, leaving the Magpies feeling that momentum had swung their way.

The Roos took control in the final term, kicking the only goals in the quarter to run out comfortable winners 13.11.89 to 8.6.54

Western Magpies will hope Timmy Peck, Billy North and Brady Allen can take their form from this game into next week’s do or die clash with Noosa.

Maroochydore,  with an even spread of players getting a lot of the ball are hoping to continue their good work against Sandgate in the second  semi-final.

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