Ridgley through to final

SOUTH Burnie and Ridgley squared off in the seniors to decide who would be first to the grand final.

In an entertaining first quarter, both teams played an attacking brand of football as Ridgley kicked seven goals to South Burnie’s four to set up a good lead.

The battle between Mark King and Michael Norton was outstanding as they threw their bodies at each other time and time again.

Kurt Young was prolific as Clinton Carpenter got on the end of some good work from up the ground.

Dan Warsing was doing his job in nullifying Nigel Coulson early, and Kye Apted was destroying anything in the air from defence for South.

In the second quarter Liam O’Halloran started to find more ball, as the teams went goal for goal.

In the final half it was free flowing as both teams hit packs hard, but Ridgley held on to win by four points.

Queenstown booked its spot in the preliminary final on the back of a scintillating third quarter.

In windy conditions both teams struggled for accuracy in front of goal, but the crows put the Robins away with a six-goal-to-nil third quarter.

Josh Newson was brilliant and John Drake continually attacked from defence all day.

Blake Elphinstone and Wes Blachford played well, but the Crows had too many winners, recording a 39-point win.

In the reserves, Ridgley defeated South Burnie by nine points in a great display of football to book its spot in the grand final with Corey Murray best.

In the first semi, Yolla defeated Somerset by 26 points with George Tiplady outstanding.

PRESSURE’S ON: Ridgley’s Campbell Pointon attempts to charge between South Burnie’s Daniel Charles (left) and Jordie French in Saturday’s clash at Langley Park. Picture: Meg Windram.

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