Cats go back-to-back

EGFNL senior premier Lindenow.

EGFNL senior premier Lindenow.

THREE goals from league best-and-fairest Luke Dyer helped Lindenow to its second East Gippsland football flag in a row, defeating Lucknow 14.17 (101) to 9.5 (59).

The final score did not reflect how close the game was, as the Magpies pulled ahead at half-time before fading away in the final term.

Bayden Ashwood kicked the first goal of the match for the Cats, but Lucknow was able to stay in touch for the first quarter before jumping ahead midway through the second with Jake Green's second major, then racing ahead to lead 7.4 (46) to 5.6 (36).

Getting 10 points ahead of Lindenow in a grand final is definitely a solid achievement.

The Magpies were overrun toward the end of the third term, with a flurry of goals, including one from Lachy Dumaresq on the siren, extending Lindenow's lead to 20 points at three-quarter-time. From there, it was all over, as the Cats rampaged ahead to win by 42.

Lindenow's Michael Preston only narrowly missed out on kicking 100 goals for the entire season, adding two to reach 97.

Dyer was named best-on-ground, with Cameron McPhan, Rod Harrison, Todd Alexander, Paul Gould, and Bayden Ashwood also mentioned, while Aidan Jewell was best for Lucknow, followed by Green, Jesse Glassborow, Chris Mitchell, Peter Jenner, and Rhys Robinson.

THE Cats weren't so lucky in the reserves, unable to keep up with a strong Wy Yung team, which won 10.6 (66) to 5.8 (38).

Lindenow was kept to a goal per term as Wy Yung kept up strong pressure. Ash Watt was named best for the Tigers, and Brett Davidson best for Lindenow.

LAKES Entrance, undefeated all year in the under 18s, thumped Boisdale-Briagolong 11.17 (83) to 2.2 (14).

The Bombers kicked two goals in the first term, but were kept score-less after kicking two points in the second, as Lucky Whelan completed a high-scoring season with seven goals for the Seagulls.

Darcy Grandy was best-on ground, while Brayden Sargent was best for the Bombers.

WY Yung defeated Lakes Entrance 11.10 (76) to 4.5 (29) in the under 16s, smothering the young Seagulls until a very late comeback in the final term.

Heartbreakingly, this was the Seagull's only defeat for the entire year.

Broden Rose was best for the Tigers, and Jake Richards kicked four, and Ben Richardson impressed for Lakes.

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