Langhorne Creek defeats McLaren in football qualifying final

KEEPING IT ALIVE: Langhorne Creek busy onballer Matt Dominish throws himself at the football to stop it from going out of bounds against McLaren star Steve Kahl.
KEEPING IT ALIVE: Langhorne Creek busy onballer Matt Dominish throws himself at the football to stop it from going out of bounds against McLaren star Steve Kahl.

The qualifying final on Saturday at Myponga oval was a tough game of football, but it was Langhorne Creek who prevailed over McLaren after setting up the win in the first three quarters. In the first term the Hawks scored through talented youngster Jones, Kellock, Lally and Ben Warren. McLaren countered with goals from Mutton and Vandeleur.

GREAT ACTION: McLaren spearhead Jordon Mutton kicks one of his two goals on Saturday in the qualifying final against Langhorne Creek.

GREAT ACTION: McLaren spearhead Jordon Mutton kicks one of his two goals on Saturday in the qualifying final against Langhorne Creek.

The second quarter saw the Hawks tighten the screws with Dominish winning many possessions, along with Earl, Perrey and Kellock. The Hawks kicked 3-4 to McLaren 1-1 to lead by 26 points at half time. Lally was elusive when going forward and had three goals by the half. Langhorne Creek pulled away in third with goals to Howell, Ben Warren and Dominish. McLaren could not buy a goal and trailed by 44 points at the last change.

WRONG TEAM: McLaren's creative play maker Brett Ellis gets a handball away, but Langhorne Creek's Nick Warren is about to intercept and set up a goal for the Hawks.

WRONG TEAM: McLaren's creative play maker Brett Ellis gets a handball away, but Langhorne Creek's Nick Warren is about to intercept and set up a goal for the Hawks.

In the final term it was all McLaren as they whittled down the lead kicking 5-1 and holding the Hawks to just four points. Goals to Gill, Lachlan Mathews, Bradwell, Vandeleur and Mutton had McLaren get within 17 points, but that is where it ended and the Hawks were victorious.

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