Football: Ellenbrook Eels crown 300th game with 57-52 win over Brentwood Booragoon

300 and going strong: The victorious Ellenbrook Eels, which marked its milestone game with a 57-52 win over Brentwood Booragoon.
300 and going strong: The victorious Ellenbrook Eels, which marked its milestone game with a 57-52 win over Brentwood Booragoon.

Ellenbrook Eels travelled to Brentwood Booragoon to play their 300th game since establishing in 2002.

The weather proved a challenge, with a stiff breeze heading one direction all day that made players from both sides work hard for possessions. Spurred on by supporters and life members, the league squad managed to come home stronger and win by 5 points. Now sitting in third position, the Eels head into their finals campaign full of confidence.

The Eels won 8.9 (57) to 8.4 (52)

The reserves also managed a 5-point win to finish minor premiers, giving them the week in another tilt at a flag.

The colts hosted Kwinana holding them to just nine points and winning by 60 points, finishing in third place on the ladder.

Third grade suffered a 32-point defeat by Ballajura that now leaves third grade in fourth position on the ladder.

“All teams into finals is a true credit not only to the much improved playing group but at all volunteers, staff and supporters” said life member Andrew Ward. “It’s a fantastic position to be in but, the hard work begins now with a huge four weeks ahead”.