BLUES AGAIN: Supreme sixth in a row

KERANG has won its sixth successive Central Murray Football Netball League senior premiership in emphatic fashion against a spirited Woorinen.

BLUETIFUL. Triumphant Kerang coach, Travis Matheson, left, captain, Ryan Gilliingham and president, Rob Fisher with the CMFNL 2017 premiership cup.

BLUETIFUL. Triumphant Kerang coach, Travis Matheson, left, captain, Ryan Gilliingham and president, Rob Fisher with the CMFNL 2017 premiership cup.

The Blues draw ahead after a slow start against the wind at to score a 38-point victory and ended the Tigers' hopes of ending a decade-long premiership drought.

Kerang was down 16 points at the first break, but hit the front in the second and was ahead by nine at half time.

The Blues were then never headed, drawing 18 points clear by half time, and almost doubling that lead with a dominant last term.

Woorinen hit the ground running and applied relentless pressure around the packs, but the Blues gradually gained ascendancy and stifled many Tigers' forward thrusts.

Best afield was Kerang ruckman Troy Davis, who often had Woorinen mid-fielders roving to his hit-outs.

Jubilant coach Travis Matheson and captain Ryan Gillingham were presented with the premiership cup.

He later mentioned teammate Bronson Booth who missed the game after jaw surgery following an incident against the same team in the second semi-final, which is still under investigation.

Later in the rooms, amongst players and club supporters, president, Rob Fisher held the cup above his head in rememberign former coach, Brent "Bluey" Forsyth, who died suddenly last week. 

KERANG 14.11 [95 ]

WOORINEN 7.15 [57]

GOALS, KERANG: T. Coates 5, R. Gillingham 3, S. Lockwood 3, B. Pay, J. Pertzel, M. Kelly. WOORINEN: D. Palmer 2, J. Barry, C. Kelly, L. Gardner, D. Beames, T. Langford. BEST, KERANG: P. Taban, T. Coates, T. Thamm, T. Davis, B. Shay, M. Kelly. WOORINEN: K. Donnan, R. Gale, J. Domaille, M. Iannucci, W. Watson, C. Kelly.

FULL report in the Gannawarra Times on Tuesday, September 19.

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