K rock Football

The Wash-Up – GDFL Grand Final

“THE” RESULT

Thomson has given us the second local football grand final upset in as many weeks after beating Inverleigh by 30 points in Saturday’s grand final. The Tigers kicked the first goal of the contest and only trailed for four minutes of a contest that last more than two hours. Their first flag in 10 years, it comes just four years after “winning” the wooden spoon.

THE TALKING POINT

Did Inverleigh drop Justin DiBlasio or did the co-captain put his hand up to make way for Mitch Elford? Varying stories of why he didn’t play worked their way around The Gordon TAFE Oval from early in the day. If he had of played would it have made a difference? We’ll never know.

BIG WINNER

Paul Davis. The talented tall forward made the decision to again leave home club Portarlington at the end of 2017 and link-up with Reece Holwell and Brent Taylor, who he had played in a losing BFL grand final with at Drysdale in 2013. While he didn’t have a massive impact in the grand final, he competed hard, with one mark in front of the St Albans Social Club during the third quarter a stark reminder of his ability.

THE KEY NUMBER

8. The number of GDFL senior games Ethan Solly has played. A South Barwon junior, Solly found himself at Godfrey Street in 2017 and was part of the Tigers’ losing reserve grade grand final team. The 24-year-old has to be a contender for Thomson’s best-in-finals award.

SOCIAL

ON POINT

Inverleigh: 38/40
Thomson: 41/42

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