The Myponga/Sellicks finished the year the way they wish they started. The club will finish outside the final five once again, but in round 18 showed why they should be playing finals.
With Brad Merrett and Damien Hill up forward, the Mudlarks blew Willunga out of the water from the very first bounce to win by 69 points.
What is frustrating for Myponga/Sellicks is that Willunga will play finals in 2019. The Demons had no answer to Allen and Carroll winning the hard ball and with key targets in Hill and Merrett the conversions were happening with each forward entry.
At quarter time the Mudlarks were up by 30 points and the seed was sown and at halftime the game was over and the supporters of the green and gold were happy, as they saw what the team can offer when playing at their best and a healthy playing list.
The margin at the long break was 10 goals and Willunga were searching for answers. Stone and Matt Merrett were figuring well in the game for the Mudlarks and at three quarter time the margin was out to more than 13 goals.
The last term was Willunga’s best with Boyd, Altus, Cook, Draper, Williams and Pahuru finding the football and scoring four goals to Myponga/Sellicks two. However, the final margin was 69 points and Willuna will need to bounce back quick if they are to be a force in this coming finals series.
For Willunga, Altus kicked five goals while for Myponga/Sellicks, Hill booted seven and Merrett five.
Forty two goals booted
In a match that meant little in terms of the premiership table, Yankalilla and Strathalbyn played one of the games of the season on Saturday with 42 goals kicked. There were 14 goals kicked in the first term.
Strathalbyn won the game 25-10 to Yankalilla 17-6 in a high scoring football game which thrilled the crowd.
Rooster Brad James kicked five goals in a best on ground display and Marc Elliot showed his class with six goals. For the Tigers, Ryan Fisher booted five goals and the likes of Crawford, Wilson, Braendler, Brad Fitzgerald and Laba played well. It was a great game of skillful football from start to finish.