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In Division 1, Vermont produced a remarkable second-half to down the Bulldogs by 76 points at Bayswater Oval. South Croydon led narrowly at quarter-time and half-time, before the Eagles piled on 13 goals to none after the main break.
Vermont 2.1, 5.6, 10.8, 18.10 (118)
South Croydon 3.2, 6.2, 6.3, 6.6 (42)
GOALS, Vermont :
R. McComb 3, K. McConnon 3, M. Davis 3, L. Johns 3, A. Parker 2, C. Purdy 2,
T. Schneider 1, L. Wale-Buxton 1
South Croydon :
J. Tucker 1, M. King 1, R. Mallison 1, T. Zomer 1, D. King 1, P. Rosier 1
BEST, Vermont :
L. Johns, R. McComb, C. Purdy, L. Wale-Buxton, T. Schneider, A. Parker
South Croydon :
J. Crowle, D. Marshall, D. King, M. Jones, T. Zomer, J. Allison
In Division 2, Doncaster East won its way through to the grand final against Knox next week, with a 47-point win over Mooroolbark. Sholakis the hero for the Lions with five majors.
Doncaster East 5.2-32 6.4-40 11.8-74 15.12- (102)
Mooroolbark 0.1-1 4.4-28 5.6-36 8.7-(55)
Goal Kickers: J. Sholakis 5, J. Tendler, J. Whitling, J. Martin, K. Trkulja, N. Batsanis, N. Batsanis, J. Summers, T. Gordon, M. Vaiano, J. Locke
Best Players: J. Sholakis, J. Martin, L. McLeod, J. Locke, J. Lowther
Goal Kickers: T. Georgiou 2, M. Musa 2, K. Noonan, J. McManus, K. Talevski, R. Johns
Best Players: M. Musa, G. Stephens, B. Slattery, J. McManus, J. Cutting, T. Georgiou
In one of the matches of the season, Donvale and Forest Hill produced a grand final for the ages at Walker Park on Saturday afternoon, with the Magpies prevailing by 13 points.
In a seesawing affair, the Zebras led at quarter-time before Donvale hit back in the second term, taking an eight point lead into the main break. Forest Hill held the momentum for much of the third quarter, taking a one-point lead into the final change.
Enter Donvale’s Nick Murphy, who produced two telling final quarter goals to guide his side to a memorable premiership victory. Murphy finished with five goals, and was named the Frank Bibby Blue Ribbon Medallist.
Donvale becomes the first EFL club to win a premiership in each of the four divisions.
Donvale 2.2-14 5.6-36 7.6-48 10.9-(69)
Forest Hill 3.2-20 4.4-28 7.7-49 8.8-(56)
Goal Kickers: N. Murphy 5, M. Foley 2, J. Purcell, S. Coghlan, K. Wignell
Best Players: N. Murphy, M. Fife, K. Toce, J. Rausa, K. Wignell
Goal Kickers: T. Johnston 2, A. Ziegerink, J. Healey-Rotheram, N. Pincott, R. Fisher, M. Parrent, L. Gibbons
Best Players: H. Burmeister, G. Willoughby, A. Ziegerink, L. Gibbons, J. Powell, R. Fisher