Yanchep break drought

Yanchep overcame Warwick Greenwood in a close match. Picture: Yanchep Red Hawks
Yanchep overcame Warwick Greenwood in a close match. Picture: Yanchep Red Hawks

The Red Hawks won 13.11 (89) to 11.11 (77) after coming runners-up last year and losing grand finals from 2003 to 2006.

About 1200 people saw the most even grand final in past 14 years, after Warwick Greenwood had beaten Yanchep by nine points in the second semi-final.

There was a two or three goal breeze going to the eastern end of the ground.

The Bulls kicked with the breeze and went to quarter-time with a two-point advantage.

The Bulls got the jump in the second term and at half-time were 7.4 (46) to Yanchep 5.7 (37).

Yanchep hit the lead in the third term before the Bulls kicked a goal after the siren to be up by three points at the final break.

Yanchep used a slight breeze in the last quarter to perfection, wearing the Bulls down and with eight minutes to go, hit the lead.

The ball went end to end and, with two minutes to go, Yanchep got the two-goal lead they needed and Warwick Greenwood ran out of time.

Luke Cupid in the middle was the difference and got the Red Hawks over the line, winning the Arti Hancock Medal for best on ground.

Other good players for the Red Hawks were Mark Alderton and Cameron James but overall it was brilliant team effort .

Best for Warwick Greenwood were Mat Greenhouse, Graham Hibert and captain Chris Walker