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“Justice” for Beama

AFL Victoria Medal winner Ben Moloney. (Sports Media Image)

EVER since Ben Moloney committed the cardinal sin of lodging a clearance from St Joseph’s to St Mary’s the star midfielder has been the subject of some friendly and not-so-friendly banter.

Faced with a decision on where to continue his career after calling time on his days at VFL level at the end of 2018, the 2017 Joeys premiership player chose Anthony Costa Oval.

Validation came on Saturday afternoon, with the 28-year-old named best-on-ground as the Saints snatched a two-point grand final win over Colac.

“From the feedback I’ve got all year, it’s justice for what I’ve copped, I think,” Moloney said.

“And more for the club. The club’s been through hell in the last three years to get this point.

“It’s bloody hard work to get to a granny, let alone lose three.

“So, to finally win one, it’s just reward for the footy club.”


Moloney was able to win the ball at crucial times during the frantic closing stages.

“It was mayhem. We kept pinging at the goals, and we kicked three points, and that got us within four points,” he said.

“Then, all of a sudden, ‘Chippa’ (Nick Connors) kicks a goal with two seconds to go.

“We were just putting guys back to try not to get them to kick a goal, and it didn’t even get back there.

“Just unbelievable.”

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