DEVON MEADOWS VS PHILLIP ISLAND
SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST
Devon Meadows 1st 7 wins 1 Loss
Phillip Island 2nd 3 wins 5 Losses
GRAND FINAL PREVIEW
In the first season of the Veterans south competition, Devon Meadows have been the competition yard stick. President Chris Langley is a key target up forward, whilst Ryan Hendy on ball is crucial through the midfield. Ryan Talbot will play a key role across half back for the Panthers, and Kurt Batt and Peter Tiberi will look to continue their strong seasons who enter the grand final with a less than ideal lead up, having back-to-back Covid forfeits prior to the grand Final.
Phillip Island showed in the second meeting at home that they are more than capable of competing with a Devon Meadows side that has taken all before it. In a cracking semi Final, the bulldogs got over fierce rivals Tooradin Dalmore by two points. Leigh Woolford will be a key cog in the bulldog machine on Sunday, whilst Ben Hallas will need to fire up forward to ensure Phillip Island register a winning score. Matt Rose and Rob Linford are two players to watch out for, for the Bulldogs.
Phillip Island have improved significantly across the year and will back themselves to cause the upset, but will need to be at their absolute best against an impressive Devon Meadows outfit.
Devon Meadows Coach Jess De Hey
“Our guys are honestly hanging to get out and have a kick we’ve had an unfortunate run with back-to-back forfeits. Hopefully come Sunday we can get out there and represent our club and make our supporters proud. Been very proud of how my guys have gelled and got together. Good luck to all sides in the upcoming grand finals.”
Phillip Island Vets Coach Leigh Woolford
“To think this team didn’t exist in March & to see how far they have come as a group is a real testament to their character! I can’t wait to pull on the boots and step onto the field with them for our first Grand final in our inaugural year.”