With the home and away season finished up the Roos were ready for finals as they finished second on the ladder by only 1%. There were 35 different players that helped the Roos to finish second and although there would only be 22 running out on the field this week, we would not be in the position we are now without every player playing their part in the team. Unfortunately, Andy, Lach, Brock and Cam had to sit out the Second Semi-Final against the Pickering Brook Hawks.
As expected, there were a few nervous boys as the first quarter got underway, with hands and feet not quite 100%. It was a low scoring first quarter with the Roos dominating shots on goal but couldn’t managed to kick it through the big ones (except for you Rozza). At the end of the first the Roos were only just up by 4 points.
The second quarter got underway, with the Hawks stepping into gear and taking a more aggressive game leaving our boys a little uncertain. The Roos countered the push with 3 goals to Jake, Tristan and Austin, but unable to match the oppositions 5 goal quarter.
During half time the boys spent a lot of time discussing what was working and what needed improvement before running back out. The third quarter was tough as both sides showed no sign of quitting, each team matching what the opposition brought. An even quarter with 4 goals apiece meant the Roos trailed by 10 point going into the last.
When the fourth quarter siren sounded, is when the nail bitting started. The boys were down but not giving up as all three lines played hard attacking footy. Two very beautiful goals from Lindsey “Spell My Name” Vitler, one from Braeden “GazMan” Hilgert and another from Matthew “Knuckles” O’Keeffe, had us up’n’about and back in front. DJ had another space mission, climbing on top of a pack to take a well needed grab in front of the bench. As the last minute counted down the ball stayed in the Hawks half with the Roos fighting off each attack to finish the game with a 4-point lead. The Roos 13.11-89 to The Hawks 13.7-85.
Mundaring Celebrations Best on Ground: Nic “Mr Lover Lover” Cayley. Awesome game!
Mahogany Inn Second Best: Marshal ‘Marty’ Hearne – spending to much time in the forward line for a back man…
Brookwood Realty Third Best – Jake ‘Davo’ Davis – True leadership when needed.
Club Award (Fourth Best): Matthew ‘Showbags’ O’Keefe – Massive day in the ruck.
Mr Magic Fifth Best: Dylan ‘Chook’ O’Loghlen – Great day down back
The Peep Show: Daniel ‘Spaceman’ Thomas – Ground control to Major Tom
GRAND FINAL BABY!!!
It has been a massive season for the Mundaring Football Club and could not have been possible without the help of so many different people, all 35 players who played and trained throughout the year to help get us to the Grand Final.
Coaches – Thank you for guiding the boys in the right direction and making us train when we really didn’t want to.
Committee members – organising the events the club hosts and running general business. Volunteers – Without your help this wouldn’t happen. Canteen, bar, set up and pack up, event help and so much more!!!
Sponsors – Without our sponsors it would be impossible to run the club. Thank you for donating to the club and helping us get to where we are today.
To all our fantastic Supporters, today is for you, thanks for being there each week and let’s bring it home for you all!
Carn the Roos!!!