Grand final berth for Grubbers

The Under 15s Ocean Grove girls elated to hear the final siren sound against Grovedale Jen. The Grubbers will now meet Torquay Canning in the grand final this Sunday. 196618 Pictures: Mark Heenan Media

By Mark Heenan

The Grubber Under 15 girls are off to the big dance after a memorable win to savour in the rain and soaking wet conditions on Sunday 11 August.

Ocean Grove 2.2 (14) defeated Grovedale Jen 0.1 (1) in the freezing cold to book their place in the Under 15 Division Two grand final against Torquay Canning this Sunday.

The Grubbers led for the entire match in the wide expansive spaces at Elderslie Reserve in Newtown.

Ocean Grove Under 15s coach Adrian Copeland said he was very proud after the club progressed through to its first ever junior female football grand final.

“Being the first (grand final) for our girls is absolutely huge,” Copeland told the Voice.

“The proud factor is beyond the richter scale.”

Star Grubber player Piper Copeland kicked the only goal in the first half, while team-mate Ebba Lord kicked a running goal in the final quarter to seal victory.

Grovedale Jen fought the game out and drove the ball inside their forward half a lot in a compelling final term, though the Grubber defenders provided great resistance to keep the opposition goalless.

Euphoric scenes erupted for the Ocean Grove players when the final siren sounded.

The Grubbers will play their grand final match against Torquay Canning at Lara on 18 August.

Ocean Grove defeated ladder leader Torquay Canning by 18 points in Round 9 on 28 July.

The Under 15s Division Two grand final starts at 9am this Sunday.

SCOREBOARD

UNDER 15s

DIVISION TWO PRELIMINARY FINAL

OCEAN GROVE 2.2 (14) def GROVEDALE 0.1 (1)

OCEAN GROVE

Goals: E. Lord, P. Copeland.

Best: P. Copeland, M. Cruickshank, B. Withers, H. Miners, E. Lord, G. Gill.  

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