Pinjarra takes victory over Waroona in tough contest

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Waroona's Adam Clancy comes in to block the mark.
Camera IconWaroona's Adam Clancy comes in to block the mark. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Waroona put up a valiant fight against Pinjarra on Saturday in the 2017 Peel Grand Final in Mandurah, however the Tigers claimed the cup by a decisive 41-point margin.

The sun shone on the rematch of last year’s Grand Final with the Demons facing off against the Tigers at Bendigo Bank Stadium, however minor premiers Pinjarra took the match and the cup, winning 14.12 (96) to 8.7 (55).

Kepler Bradley goes for goal.
Camera IconKepler Bradley goes for goal. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

The Demons fought their way through three finals to reach the Grand Final, defeating South Mandurah, Centrals and Baldivis to earn their place.

As the ball bounced and the match got under way, both sides came out hard with Pinjarra kicking two goals to the Demons’ one but the Demons were only two points behind Pinjarra at the end of the first quarter.

Waroona’s Justin Giumelli outworks his Pinjarra opponent to take the mark.
Camera IconWaroona’s Justin Giumelli outworks his Pinjarra opponent to take the mark. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Pinjarra came back strong in the second quarter kicking four goals before the Demons replied with one of their own and extended their lead with a fifth before the end of the first half.

The Demons came back fighting after half-time to claim the first goal but Pinjarra held off the surge with both sides kicking four goals before the third quarter was done.

Adam Clancy kicks the ball forward.
Camera IconAdam Clancy kicks the ball forward. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

In the final quarter, Waroona refused to give up the fight again kicking the first goal but Pinjarra sealed their victory kicking three goals to the Demons’ two.

Pinjarra’s Rohan Kerr was named the Best on Ground.

Rhys Bloxridge boots the ball upfield.
Camera IconRhys Bloxridge boots the ball upfield. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Rhys Bloxridge boots the ball upfield.
Camera IconRhys Bloxridge boots the ball upfield. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Waroona’s best for the match were, Ben Wright, Steven Cameron, David Butler, Alan Wilson and Courtney Lakay.

In the reserves Grand Final, Baldivis 11.9 (75) defeated South Mandurah 1.7 (13).

In the colts Grand Final, South Mandurah 10.11 (71) defeated Rockingham 9.9 (63).

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