Heroic Knights win back-to-back flags

The Knights celebrate their grand final win.
The Knights celebrate their grand final win.

The club endured a nervous wait while the South Fremantle Districts Football Development Council decided where and when the match would take place.

Adding to the re-scheduling problem was the fact that the Fremantle Dockers had made it through to their own grand final, and due to the Dockers’ training schedule and possible damage to the playing surface, it was decided to move the final to East Fremantle Oval the following week.

But the Knights came out on top in the end, smashing their rivals in a 113-41 landslide.

Spurred on by an inspirational pre-match address and stirring video, the side came out strongly, but were matched by a spirited Lakes team and they trailed by two points after the first quarter.

Positional changes were needed and all the right moves were made, resulting in the Knights midfield, led by Brandon Donaldson, Jack Allum, Jack Kirkwood and Nick Bretag, gaining dominance over their opponents to wrestle back the lead and go into the long break 18 points up.

The Lakes threw everything at the Knights after half-time, but the outstanding efforts from the disciplined and hard-running backs ” Liam Reagan, Liam Crookes, Brayden Stander and Zac Millington ” thwarted their opposition’s attack time and time again and Kwinana held a handy 34-point lead at the final change.

Full forward Max Tregear provided the focal point all day, and aided by James Taylor and John Garlett, Kwinana showed that even under immense finals pressure, they were up to the task and piled on seven goals in the last stanza to easily run out winners 17.11 (113) to 6.5 (41).

Coach Glenn Kirkwood said the current team had lost only four games in the last three seasons and now had back-to-back flags.