Old Brighton Grammarians confirmed its status as the top Premier B team this season by defeating Old Scotch in the Grand Final on Saturday by 36 points. It was the fourth time the two clubs have clashed this year and this was the best of them. Played in fine conditions at the Trevor Barker Oval, Old Brighton won a tough, desperately fought encounter before an enthusiastic crowd who was unsure of the result until well into the final term. Although leading all day and looking the winners, the Tonners needed a spectacular Pat Liston goal to answer the Cardinals’ late thrust, and an astonishing effort from Moore Medallist, Harry Hill, to seal the match with a few minutes to go. When Harry jumped on a superb piece of ruckwork by Tom King and charged out of the centre, he set sail for the distant goalmouth and launched the ball which was picked up by the breeze, and lifted through for the Tonners’ ninth goal. Minutes later, the dynamic Tonners’ skipper burst from a pack and dashed in to seal the Tonners’ fifth Senior premiership and the first since 2013.
For the full match report go to the Round 18 Seniors Report.