Premiership hopes dashed

HOPES of a premiership “three-peat” were dashed yesterday afternoon when Kingborough won a surprise win over New Norfolk in the Southern Football League grand final at Glenorchy’s KGV Oval. The minor premiers went down by 49 points as Kingborough made a clean sweep of its three matches on the day.

Scores – seniors
Kingborough 4.3 12.4 16.4 22.7 (139) New Norfolk 2.6 5.7 11.9 13.12 (90)
Goals – Kingborough: C. Elliott 5, N. Foale 4, T. Lamprill 3, J. Collis 3, R. Pascoe 2, G. King 2, B. Jones, M. Jenson, J. Philp; New Norfolk: M. Thompson 5, R. Belcher 2, S. Bonnitcha 2, B. Booth 2, J. Hall, B. Carver.
Best – Kingborough: J. Philp, G. King, R. Fielding, A. Crane, M. Schenk, N. Foale; New Norfolk: R. Belcher, B. Booth, B. Wardlaw, M. Smith, B. Carver, J. Dykes.

Reserves – Kingborough 18.9 (117) d New Norfolk 5.7 (37)
Goals – Kingborough: B. Adams 7, T. Bevan 2, O. Burke 2, C. Bielski 2, N. Crawford, S. Bowes, J. Sharp, S. Dineley, S. Morrison; New Norfolk: M. Cashion 4, C. Ransley.
Best – Kingborough: B. Adams, J. Booth, B. Livingston, D. Glover, N. Crawford, L. Fahey; New Norfolk: D. Triffett, T. Triffett, T. Bligh, M. Cashion, D. Walsh, S. Rogers.

Read more from the Mercury newspaper’s coverage: pre-game and afterwards here and here.

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