Saints’ seconds soar

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COWWARR inflicted Heyfield just its second loss of the season to claim the North Gippsland reserves football premiership.

A staunch game in defence by best-on-ground Kevin Hood aided the Saints to a shock six-goal victory, 9.7 (61) to 3.7 (25).

A four-goal to one first half set-up the win.

The reigning premiers were simply outplayed, with the Kangaroos taking close to a half of football to kick their first goal. At the opposite end, the Saints had come to play, hitting the man and ball hard as they went about establishing an unassailable lead.

Heyfield looked to challenge on a number of occasions, but couldn’t match Cowwarr who booted away on the scoreboard.

CHURCHILL claimed its second thirds premiership title in four seasons with a crushing 69-point victory over Traralgon-Tyers United.

The Cougars slammed home four majors to begin the contest before a further four in the second term handed them a 41-point break at the main change.

The Bombers kept within arm’s reach, however the damage by Justin Rogers in front of goal was too much to contain as the Cougars won 15.10 (100) to 3.13 (31).

The premiership Cougars received their medallions and cup from Carlton AFL premiership player David Rhys Jones.

Churchill co-captain Ben Skinner received the best-on-ground medallion.