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Great Flinders Football League
& Great Flinders Netball Association


Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Tumby Bay Mini colts are undefeated premiers after beating Cougars in a hard-fought game at Tumby Bay Oval. The game was played in windy conditions making skills difficult to execute for the young teams but Tumby Bay held on to win by 6 points.

Cougars won the toss and kicked to the northern end added slightly by the wind and at quarter time it was one behind each with Tumby Bay playing a great defensive quarter. The quarter was highlighted with strong tackling from sides and pressure all over the ground befitting of a grand final.

The second quarter started with Tumby Bay dominating possession but unable to put a score on the board until some smart play from Ashton Wyatt resulted in a great snap and the first goal of the game. Another Tumby Bay goal from Nate Swaffer after some good forward line pressure by Tumby Bay and you could have thought Tumby Bay could run away with the game. Cougars fought back and Tumby Bay could only manage a couple of behinds in the rest of the quarter.

The third quarter started with Cougars kicking an early goal to Lochie Hazelgrove after a great courageous mark, and he ended up kicking two goals for the game but it was Tumby Bay who had a slender lead going into the last quarter. The quarter was dominated by Cougars with Mitch Blacker and Hazelgrove being prominent.

The last quarter was dour affair with both side desperate and playing hard tackling football, with ball being stuck on the eastern side of the oval for the majority of the quarter and ultimately Tumby Bay finishing six point winners 2.7.19 to Cougars 2.1.13.

Best on Ground was awarded to Cougar mid fielder Mitch Blacker for a strong four quarter effort. Cougars other better players were Archer Hill and had a good battle with Swaffer in the ruck. Zephyr Thomson also provided good skills under pressure and in difficult conditions with Lochie Hazelgrove also excellent with two goals.

Tumby Bay’s better players were Tully Robinson who provided some grunt work on the middle, Leroy Richardson who was damaging and creative all over ground. Nate Swaffer had a good game in the ruck and Ashton Wyatt was elusive and provided a good avenue into the forward lines for Tumby Bay.

Tumby Bay were deserved winners of the premiership after going through the season undefeated under the expert guidance of coach Paul Jefferson.

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