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Mount Compass Football Club has kicked its way into the history books with a 24-point win over Willunga in the Great Southern Football League grand final.
The Bulldogs always looked in control, with Tom Pinyon (four goals) and Chris Lemm (four goals) getting plenty of looks at the footy, with strong attack from the Compass midfield.
Willunga’s Jake Standfield booted four goals for the Demons, but his side was not able to create enough opportunities.
The Dogs were in control after quarter time, kicking out to a 52-27 lead by the main break.
The Demons desperately needed to find a major late in the third to keep them within a few kicks in the final quarter, but the Dogs were up by four-goals going into the final term.
Mount Compass’ pressure denied Willunga their ability to run and use the footy, which has made them so dangerous all year.
It is Compass’ second successive premiership having defeated Encounter Bay in 2016, when they came back from a three-quarter two-goal deficit.
It is also their third successive grand final appearance.
Willunga almost had a clean sweep of the finals, winning the junior colts, senior colts and reserves grand finals on the day.
MC: 4.2 (26) 8.4 (52) 11.7 (73) 13.8 (86)
Will: 3.2 (20) 4.3 (27) 7.4 (46) 9.8 (62)
Goal Kickers: C. Lemm 4, T. Pinyon 4, S. Pittaway 2, N. Daniel, J. Parsons, S. Hill.
Best Players: M. Corbett, T. Corbett, C. Lemm, N. Daniel, N. Brokenshire, T. Pinyon
Goal Kickers: J. Standfield 4, M. Burdett 2, M. Thomas, M. Balas, T. Boyd.
Best Players: S. Beath, T. Boyd, J. Standfield, S. Alexopoulos, C. Hutchens, M. Burdett.