Kimba wins in reserves, Eastern Ranges wins colts

Eastern Eyre football

B grade – Kimba Districts 5.11 (41) def Cowell 3.9 (27)

THE B grade was a fairly low scoring affair between the same two sides that contested the A grade.

Cowell dominated play for two thirds of the game but could not put a score on the board.

Peter ‘Goody’ Goodyear had possibly his first shot on goal in 200 games and missed; as did plenty of his team-mates including Carlos Jaeschke who uncharacteristically missed three in a row.

It was not until halfway into the second quarter that Cowell kicked their first major, a not often seen these days “screwy” goal courtesy of a Jake Vawser miss kick.

The game was still on a knife edge at three quarter time but two goals in the opening three minutes of the last quarter proved insurmountable for the Cats. 

Kimba’s younger runners, in particular Nick Francis and Dustin Osborn and four goals to Aaron Johnson would be the difference between the two teams. Final Scores Kimba 5.11 d Cowell 3.9

Senior colts – Eastern Ranges 7.4 (46) def Kimba Districts 4.4 (28)

Eastern Ranges made their way to the grand final with a not-so-easy win over Kimba in the senior colts.

Exploding out of the boxes, Ranges raced to a three-goal lead inside eight minutes and led 4-0 to 1-0 at quarter time. 

From that point on it was a stalemate with both teams trading three goals across the final three quarters. 

The Tigers’ chances were somewhat diminished by the loss of Bryce Cant on three quarter time which robbed them of much needed forward power.

Best for Ranges were Regan Taheny who has had an impressive finals campaign, Angus Turner who provided plenty of drive off his wing and Zane Crettenden who was cool in a crisis with a couple of clutch saves in the goal square.

For the Tigers their best were Xy Whitehuse, who is as competitive as they come, Bailey Francis and Max Ramsey.