Action from the RMFL junior, senior grand finals

The biggest day on the River Murray Football League calendar was held on Saturday, September 26, with five of the six RMFL clubs taking part in the junior and senior grand finals.


Imperials 9.8 (62), Jervois 11.14 (80)

Jervois took home the A grade premiership in a hard fought battle against Imperials, after picking up the pace in the final quarter.

The teams were level at the end of the first and third quarters but it was the Bluds, through some great work in the back lines to feed into attack, that got the side over the line.

Peter Zarantonello kicked four goals for Jervois, with Taite Silverlock contributing three, Justin Hardy had two and one each to Tom Kluske and Joshua Woodall.

Imperial goal kickers were Sam DeMichele with three, Johnny Boras and Jacob Rance had two with one each to Dylan Hollitt and Gareth Williams.


Jervois 11.10 (76) Imperials 4.5 (29)

The Bluds had the lead from the first quarter and were never looking to be beaten from then on.

Imperials found it hard to breakthrough a tough Jervois defence, which was able to drive the ball into attack, time and time again.

Ray Love was the Bluds' leading goalkicker with four goals, with brother Owen Love and Josh Richardson chipping in with two each.

Under 17.5

Tailem Bend 7.8 (50) Ramblers 7.4 (46)

In a spectacular fight back after half time, Tailem Bend wore down the Ramblers side to capture a win in the final minutes of the game.

There were good match-ups across the ground, with both sides working hard to take possession of the ball on a damp surface.

Jacob Wilson was Tailem Bend's multiple goal kicker, with three majors, while for Ramblers Kane Catford and Tomas Fenton had two each.

Under 15

Mannum 6.8 (44) Jervois 8.9 (57)

After Mannum gained the upper hand in the first quarter, Jervois were able to fight back and take the lead with by kicking 5.3 in the second term.

At the final break Mannum led by two points, but it was the Bluds who kicked away in the last quarter to take the win.

Jaden Ward was the leading goalkicker for Jervois, with four with Anthony Long chipping in with three.

Under 13

Tailem Bend 12.6 (78) Imperials 0.1 (1)

The undefeated Tailem Bend side has been a class above all other teams this year.

Imperials tried hard to get the ball through the posts, but the Eagles' players consistently turned the ball into attack to take the premiership.

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