Grubbers hold on to finals goal

The Grubbers warm up. 158302 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

OCEAN Grove under-18 Colts 2 secured a thrilling six-point win over fast finishing opponents Drysdale in their Division 4 elimination final on Saturday 20 August.
Final scores were Ocean Grove 7.13 (55) to Drysdale 7.7 (49) in their clash at Portarlington.
The Grubbers led at every change though the gallant Hawks challenged late and reduced the deficit to six points.
Ocean Grove held on in a tense struggle when the final siren sounded despite a Drysdale goal in the final two minutes.
Grubber Luke Slater increased his season goal tally to 23 with three majors against the Hawks.
Craig Goodgear, Harry Dodds, Jesse Caligiuri, Cody Richardson all kicked one goal apiece for Ocean Grove.
The one-goal win ensured the Grubbers would meet the combined Bannockburn/South Barwon team in the BFL preliminary final.
Bannockburn/South Barwon lost to Geelong Amateur, who progressed to Division 4 Colts grand final, in the second semi-final by eight points on 20 August.

OCEAN GROVE 7.13 (55) d DRYSDALE 7.7 (49)
Ocean Grove
Goals: L. Slater 3, H. Dodds, C. Goodger, C. Richardson, J. Caligiuri.
Best: D. Copeland, D. Bradley, R. Symonds, C. Goodger, J. Bergman, J. Peters.