Australia in St George three-peat
Australia has won its third straight St George’s Day Challenge after accounting for England 8-1 at Great Southern Grammar last Saturday.
The annual event, which raised close to $1000 for Albany RSL, included a women’s and juniors match with a strong crowd throughout the day.
The Australians dominated the match from the outset and led 3-0 at half-time before finishing with a five goal-to-one second half.
Ben Walker did most of the damage up forward with four goals while Matt Owen, Brad Hopperton, David Kerr and John de Agostini all hit the scoreboard.
For the English, John Smith was the side’s lone goal scorer.
In the women’s exhibition match, the final score was 4-2 and the Great Southern Development Squad defeated Port Albany 4-1 in the juniors.
Smith said the day was a success.
“We raised about $1000 and it was a great day,” he said. “We would like to thank GSG for allowing us to use their playing field, to all the sponsors, in particular Brooks Garden Woolworths, and every-body that turned up on the day.”
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