Waroona end Brumbies’ premiership hopes

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

Baldivis Football Club’s quest to retain the Peel Football League premiership is over, after the Brumbies fell to Waroona in their preliminary final at Falcon Oval, 11.14 (80) to 9.7 (61).

After going down to Pinjarra Tigers the previous week, Baldivis were looking to make the most of their finals second chance against a Waroona side brimming with confidence after wins against South Mandurah and Mundijong Centrals.

Despite a fifth-placed finish during the regular season, War-oona have been in red-hot form in the finals and came out firing early against Baldivis on Saturday.

Former Fremantle Docker Kepler Bradley proved to be a handful for the Brumbies all afternoon, as he booted five majors in the 19-point win.

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Waroona did the damage on the scoreboard early, heading into quarter-time with a 15-point lead.

Despite Baldivis’ efforts, they simply could not gain the foothold they wanted, with Waroona taking that 15-point margin through to every break until the final siren sounded.

Rhett Mason and Alan Wilson were the other main scorers for Waroona as they kicked two goals each.

Waroona will now face Pinjarra in a grand final at Rushton Park in Mandurah this Saturday at 2.30pm.

However, it was not all doom and gloom for the Brumbies as their thirds team tasted premiership glory in the Metro Football League over Dwellingup Razorbacks, 13.8 (86) to 9.9 (63).

The club’s reserves will also have a chance to seal premiership success when they face South Mandurah in a grand final of their own this Saturday.

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