Undefeated run guides Storm into colts grand final
Great Southern Storm will chase an elusive colts title when they face South West in tomorrow’s grand final at the Landmark Country Football Championships.
The Storm powered to their second colts grand final appearance in four years with wins over Peel Cavaliers and Northern Suns at David Grays Arena in Mandurah today.
After two victories on the opening day of the championships the Storm needed only one more win to secure a place in decider and it came early in the day as they easily accounted for Peel by 37 points.
Captain Alex Pearce led the way with a damaging midfield display and he was well supported by Hamish McMorran, key forward Kieran Gowdie and Sean Williams as Storm kicked the final five goals of the game to win 9.6 (60) to 3.5 (23).
Gowdie and Pearce kicked two goals each and ruckman Kalin Lane continued his outstanding carnival while the speedy brigade of Henrick and Henry Alforque and Brody Ogle caused Peel plenty of headaches.
Storm set the tone with the first four goals of the game and win allowed them to manage some players in the final regular game against Northern Suns.
Scores were level at half time with a goal apiece to the two sides but the Storm proved too strong as they won a low scoring affair, 3.4 (22) to 1.4 (10), over the Suns.
Tyreice Brown booted two goals in the 12-point win while Shane Buss, Williams and Brent Parsons were strong contributors as the Storm went through the regular games undefeated.
The Storm will now face the same opponent they met in the 2016 decider, which they lost by 16 points, as they look to break a title drought.
The Great Southern Football League won two B-section colts titles but never has the region taken out the top-tier competition.
The colts grand final will start at 10.30am tomorrow at David Grays Arena.
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