Football: Midland faces tough test against Warwick Greenwood after win over Koongamia

Kookie Garlett takes a spectacular mark. Picture: Michelle Keen Mager
Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager
Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager
Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager
Kookie Garlett takes a spectacular mark. Picture: Michelle Keen Mager Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager Swan derby: Midland v Koongamia. Picture: Picture: Michelle Keen Mager

MIDLAND faces its biggest test this Sunday when it takes on last year’s premier Warwick Greenwood in metropolitan Football League competition.

The Tigers are coming off a win over Koongamia in the swan derby and Warwick Greenwood a six-point loss to Brighton.

The game will be at North Swan Oval at 4pm and follow the reserves clash between Midland and Innaloo at 2pm.

League president Rowan Carson said Midland had gone back to two sides this season for the first time since 2007.

“With new clubrooms and an influx of new players coming off the back of the division 2 premiership last year the club is looking good,” he said.

“It Midland’s 120th anniversary this year with the club established back in 1897.”

Carson said a good crowd had turned out to the Swan derby on Sunday.

Midland proved too strong for Koongamia, winning 19.28 (142) to 6.3 (39).

“The scoreboard didn’t reflect the standard of the game,” Carson said.

“A big crowd on Mother’s Day saw best-afield Kookie Garlett for Midland playing against his two brothers.

“Dylan Tucker played well up forward for Midland, giving his team its first win for the year.”

In other results:

Safety Bay 13.14 (92) defeated Queens Park 13.11 (89). Brighton 12.14 (86) d Warwick Greenwood 13.2 (80).

In division 2 results:

Baldivis 18.12 (120) d Midland 5.3 (33).

Innaloo 23.18 (156) d Brighton 7.4 (46).

Dwellingup 12.21 (93) d Queens Park 3.4 (22).

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