FMG show their mettle

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Goodline and FMG players gather for a photo after the charity match on Saturday.
Camera IconGoodline and FMG players gather for a photo after the charity match on Saturday. Credit: North West Telegraph

Fortescue Metals Group claimed victory in the Good-line v FMG fundraising football match over the weekend.

Hedland crowds cheered on some stints of hard running and dubious footy skills during the match played by staff from both groups to raise funds for health and fitness charity Fair Play Australia at Colin Matheson Oval on Saturday.

It was a serious fight, with the teams led out by Goodline captain Chad Morris and FMG captain Leon “Monas” Mona-ghan.

FMG captain Leon ‘Monas’ Monaghan and Goodline captain Chad Morris in their match day shirts.
Camera IconFMG captain Leon ‘Monas’ Monaghan and Goodline captain Chad Morris in their match day shirts. Credit: North West Telegraph

The FMG white-shirts kicked four goals and two behinds in the first quarter, just ahead of their blue-vested rivals with two goals.

Scores were similar as teams went into half-time, with Good-line going into the break with 24 points to their opponents’ 46.

Both teams settled in for a quiet third quarter, with Good-line kicking two behinds and FMG managing one goal and a behind.

However the game broke apart in the last quarter, with FMG smashing through four goals and one behind to win the game with 78 points to Goodline’s 40.

Players congratulated each other, thanked the umpires and retired from the field to join the barbecue and bar queue before the start of the night’s charity auctions.

A rucking contest during the FMG versus Goodline game on Saturday.
Camera IconA rucking contest during the FMG versus Goodline game on Saturday. Credit: North West Telegraph

Some of the items up for auction included an Engel fridge, a radio, eskies, power tools and batteries, a lawnmower, and signed and framed jerseys.

Skateboards donated by South Hedland Liquor and South Hedland police were also given to Fair Game Australia during the event.

Players scramble for the footy at the charity match on Saturday.
Camera IconPlayers scramble for the footy at the charity match on Saturday. Credit: North West Telegraph

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