Storm fall to classy South West in colts decider

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Storm’s Poch Amores tries to take possession in the grand final against South West.
Camera IconStorm’s Poch Amores tries to take possession in the grand final against South West. Credit: Cameron Newbold

The Great Southern Storm have fallen short in their bid to win a maiden colts division at the Landmark Country Football Championships, losing to the South West by 36 points today.

After winning their first four games of the colts division at Mandurah’s David Grays Arena, the Storm went goalless in the first and third quarters and were beaten convincingly around the stoppages.

Tyreice Brown kicked one off the ground to give the Storm their first but the South West led by 14 points at half time and then snared the only goal of the third term as they headed into the last 22 points up.

South West shut out the faint Storm hopes when they piled on the first four goals of the last before the Storm restored some respectability with the final two goals of the decider.

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Jarrad Fazioli was best afield for the South West who claimed a fourth straight colts title with the 8.9 (57) to 3.3 (21) victory.

Storm’s Jai Long-Farquharson kicks a goal.
Camera IconStorm’s Jai Long-Farquharson kicks a goal. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Defender Brent Parsons and inside midfielder Sean Williams led the way for the Storm, constantly rebounding from half back, while wingman Sam Want and Poch Amores also played well.

Ruckman Kalin Lane again impressed and Henrick Alforque created lots of opportunities for his side.

Brown, Henrick Alforque and Jai Long-Farquharson kicked the goals for the Storm.

Storm captain Alex Pearce wins a clearance.
Camera IconStorm captain Alex Pearce wins a clearance. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Amores was rewarded his outstanding championships, winning the Ken Baxter Medal as the fairest and best player for the colts division.

He was joined in the CBH All Stars by Williams, Henrick Alforque, Lane, Brody Ogle, Hamish McMorran, Parsons and captain Alex Pearce.

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