Mount Compass win Great Southern Football League A grade premiership

BACK TO BACK: Mount Compass created history on Saturday by defeating Willunga in the A grade grand final and winning back-to-back flags.

BACK TO BACK: Mount Compass created history on Saturday by defeating Willunga in the A grade grand final and winning back-to-back flags.

The Mount Compass Football Club has done it again, winning the 2017 Great Southern Football League A grade premiership by 24 points.

The win gives the club its first back-to-back flags in its history and a dynasty beckons for a side which is hungry for more.

The Dogs beat up Willunga right from the start in a game full of pressure. 

Pinyon opened the grand final with three big marks, but converted only one of the shots at goal for the full six points. It was obvious early his presence was to shake up the Demons, as it did in the second semi-final when he kicked eight goals.

As much as the Dogs had so much of the football, Willunga refused to let the game go one way. Goals to Thomas, Burdett and Balas had the Demons close at the first change. The margin was six points at quarter time.

Mount Compass pulled away in the second term, with goals to Parsons, Pinyon and two to Lemm. The defence, ably led by skipper Brokenshire, restricted Willunga to the solitary goal from Standfield.

It was all starting in the middle and around the stoppages, with Hoban dominating and Daniel doing as he pleased.

Tom and Michael Corbett were playing well and all the Dogs knew the role they had to play.

BEST: Mount Compass' Michael Corbett wraps a tackle around Demon Brad Haskett on Saturday. Corbett was awarded best on ground honours.

BEST: Mount Compass' Michael Corbett wraps a tackle around Demon Brad Haskett on Saturday. Corbett was awarded best on ground honours.

At half time Mount Compass led by 25 points and the Demons needed to start well in the third. But the Dogs kicked the first two goals of the third quarter, opening up what would be a match-winning lead.

Lemm and then Pinyon goaled and the Mount Compass army were cheering loud and clear, as back-to-back premierships were on the menu.

To Willunga’s credit, they fought back through the hard work of Alexopoulos, Hutchens and Beath and goals to Standfield and Burdett. Standfield booted two for the term to give the Demons a chance.

Willunga could not keep Lemm quiet as he popped up to boot his fourth and have the margin back out to 27 points at the last change.

Any hope of a come-from-behind win was snuffed out early in the last, with a goal to Hill and then another to Mail Medallist Daniel, securing the match.

Standfield refused to give up and he kicked a goal and then Boyd scored, but at the final siren it was Mount Compass by 24 points in a great all-round team performance.

Standfield kicked four for the Demons in an outstanding display, while Pinyon and Lemm booted four each for the Dogs.

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