Roos take win in 2017 season’s final game

Shane DevenishNorth West Telegraph

Sunday saw the Hedland Reds Junior AFL’s last game go down to the wire in near perfect conditions with a slight breeze favouring one end.

The Kangaroos got off to a flyer with the wind and kicked the first three goals but the Emu’s fought back hard to be within seven points at half-time.

By three-quarter time they had reduced that margin to three points. The last quarter was an epic goal-for-goal shootout that ended after a brave move late in the quarter by coach Shaun Worthington which resulted in back to back goals for the Kangaroos.

The Roos were eight points in front with seconds to play. A quick centre clearance and a mark 25m out left the Emus with a shot at goal after the final siren.

The resulting goal brought the margin back to just two points, giving the Roos the win. It was handshakes and high-fives all round.

A countback of wins throughout the season saw all six games with close margins and three wins to each team.

The season’s awards recognised Freddy Smith as most improved player. Lilly Fahey, Joshua Lee and Brock Edwards were presented the coaches’ awards.

Saika Bero comprehensively won overall fairest and best player for the season, while Isiah Moyle was runner-up.

The coaches and volunteers were thanked for their invaluable time and effort throughout the season. To express interest in helping out the Reds next contact the club through Facebook.

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