Thistles hang on in Grand Final thriller

Posted on September 8, 2013

The Old Scotch Collegians Football Club won their 3rd premiership in 5 years, accounting for Fingal Valley in the Grand Final, played in front of 4,000 supporters at a packed Youngtown Oval.

The Thistles jumped Fingal early and held a commanding lead at half time.  However Fingal fought back strongly to reduce the margin at three quarter time, and were peppering the goals in the final quarter but innacuracy cost them with 2 goals 7 and some easy shots infront of goal were missed.  The Thistles only kicked one goal for the term but it ended up being enough, holding on for a memorable 8 point victory.

Sam Lyne was adjudged best on ground for his efforts across half back as he won the David O'Keefe Memorial Medal. Lachie McFadzean worked tirelessly in the ruck all day and down back to be amongst the Thistles best, with Sam Burrill, Tom Allison and captain Matthew Harvey also putting in stella performances.

To cap off a fantastic day for the club, the reserves side also won the premiership, easily accounting for Evandale by 45 points.  They were too quick, too fit and too skillful for their opposition, with Steve Sattler winning the medal for his Best on Ground performance kicking four goals and having nuerous possessions, while the other better players were Nick Hughes down back, Rexy Downie, Marcus Hingston, Jock Huges and young schoolboy Sam Briggs.

To read The Examiners artile on the premiership win, please click here.