McLaren have been the measuring stick in the Great Southern Football League's Reserves competition for many years and in the grand final on Saturday, they were taking on a resurgent and confident Myponga/Sellicks outfit.
The game was a low scoring affair and in the first term it was the Mudlarks who were first to adjust to the conditions and the pressure.
Nick Hutchinson was a key focal point and scored the only goals for the quarter and the Mudlarks held McLaren to just one point. Kernahan made sure McLaren hit the scoreboard with a major in the second, but Myponga/Sellicks had the answers as Diack and Grundy booted goals and at halftime the margin was 22 points.
You were just unsure where the goals were going to come from for McLaren. Hill, Lambert, Gill and Camm were trying hard, but nothing was happening.
The third quarter was almost a non-event with only one point each being registered by both teams. It was the quarter McLaren needed to make its move.
Ben Hutchinson was playing a mighty game for the green and gold and Wade Hutchinson was using his experience around the ground.
In the last quarter McLaren tried to go froward, but the ball rebounded as quick as it went in. Camm kicked a goal for McLaren, but Flintham booted one too and the game was over. Myponga/Sellicks won 5-6 to McLaren 2-2. Ben Hutchinson was awarded the best on ground medal from a good team performance.