It promised to be a great match, and the SWFL Colts Grand Final did not disappoint, with a multitude of lead changes, and scores were level four times, but it would be Carey Park who led when it mattered, winning by eight points over a gallant Busselton.
Busselton would start the best and kicked the only two goals in the opening quarter, and still held and eleven point lead at half time, but things opened up in the third quarter as both teams went goal for goal, with Brady Lenaghan kicking his third goal to bring the margin back to one point at the last change.
Both teams gave it their all in the final stanza, with the crowd at fever pitch with less than a goal the difference at the 22 minute mark of the final quarter ,when a late goal to the ‘Park’ put the result out of the reach of Busselton.
Carey Park last won the Colts flag in 2010 by six points, and in more recent times have struggled for numbers, with their rise back to prominence a great story in 2021.
Brady Lenaghan kicked four goals while Chayse Martinson kicked three to be the dominant forwards on the ground, while Gri ffin Hyde was awarded the Pike Medal as best player on the ground.
Carey Park 0.1-1 1.4-10 5.8-38 8.12-60
Busselton 2.0-12 3.3-21 6.3-39 8.4-52
Goals: Carey Park – Brady Lenaghan 4, Chayse Martinson 3, Lachlan Emmott 1. Busselton – Brodie Macartney 2, Benjamin Taylor 2, Jack Barnes 1, Joshua Harris 1.
Best: Carey Park – Griffin Hyde, Jude Harrop, Judd Churcher, Jai Miles, Jayden Collard, Lachlan Emmott. Busselton – Jack Brockliss, Ky Spowart, Brodie Macartney, Reece Payne , Jude Mazzucchelli, Blake Cann
Ground: Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires: Damien O’Donoghue, Aaron Andrews, Paul Davey
Pike Medal: Griffin Hyde