Warwick Greenwood breaks through for Metro Football League premiership flag

Warwick Greenwood A celebrates winning its first Metro Football League division one premiership. Picture: Tyler Brown
Warwick Greenwood A celebrates winning its first Metro Football League division one premiership. Picture: Tyler Brown

IT was a nail-biting finish but Warwick Greenwood has won its first Metro Football League division one premiership.

After a week off, the Bulls (pictured right) came out charging at Robinson Reserve on Sunday, leading by 20 points at quarter time and 19 points going in to the long break.

But the Baldivis Brumbies were not ready to lie down, fighting back in the third term to finish the quarter one goal ahead.

The lead changed four times in the final quarter before the Bulls hit back late in the term, holding on to secure the flag by just five points.

They finished the day 13.7 (85) to Baldivis 12.8 (80).

It was a fairytale finish for the division one team that finished fourth in 2012, third in 2013 and second last year.

Bulls’ best on ground was Anthony Foley, Ryan Watkins and Matt Greenhouse, who also kicked three goals to help get them over the line.

For Baldivis, Phillip Hamersley, Samuel Wildy and Daniel Ialacci were named best players.

On the other end of the scale, it was a clear victory for Alkimos who defeated Midland by 69 points in the Mercantile Shield, held for teams that missed finals this season.

In only their second year in the MFL, having played as Brighton last year, the Seahawks dominated keeping the Tigers to just one goal in the first half.

It was a better quarter for Midland in the third term but Alkimos was just too strong, winning the shield 16.17 (113) to 6.8 (44).

Stanley Shea kicked six goals to be name best on ground along with Justin Melidonis and Brodie Hogenson.

Owen McGlue kicked half of Midland’s goals and best players went to Brandon Rose, Leigh Stewart and Matt Loly.

It was a good turn out for local footy with more than 800 spectators at the Tuart Hill reserve.