Jerilderie earn back-to-back flag wins

September 13, 2017

Jerilderie’s C grade claimed back to back flags when they downed minor premier Picola United in the Picola League grand final in Blighty on Saturday.

It was a last quarter blitz by the Demons that saw them 13 goals clear at the final whistle to claim the top honour, 38 to 25.

It was a tight contest throughout, with Jerilderie leading by just four goals at three quarter time.

But in the final term, the Demons found another gear, with coach Elisha Conn thrilled with the result.

‘‘It was great to win a premiership with a great bunch of ladies who made it a great season,’’ she said.

‘‘The girls worked hard and each and every player did what was required of them to get the win.’’

It was shooter Tanya Lovehill who was awarded with the best on court medal for her efforts in GA.

Conn praised the efforts of her entire team though, with a spread of talent across the court.

‘‘Skye Nash stepped up from the Under 17s and provided great drive through the mid-court,’’ she said.

‘‘Carina Rotaro did a fantastic job of shutting down Picola’s shooter, keeping her to only two goals for the game.

‘‘Tanya Bradford was impressive in defence as well, hampering Picola’s efforts to get the ball into their goal ring.

‘‘Eden Hercus and Tanya Lovehill were strong in the goal ring.

‘‘They came up against a physical Picola defence and held their own.’’

Unfortunately for Jerilderie, they were unable to claim victory in the Under 17s decider, going down to Strathmerton by eight goals.

The Demons had a tremendous year, finishing as minor premier and dropping just one game before the grand final loss.

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