Yeppoon's Leigh Cossens was vital early.
Yeppoon's Leigh Cossens was vital early. Matt Taylor GLA010918AFLM

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AUSSIE RULES: Yeppoon Swans have made it a four-peat of A-grade AFL Capricornia premierships after a 51-point win over Glenmore Bulls at BITS Oval on Saturday.


Ex-Bull Isaac Kielly produced one of the great grand final performances and was best afield while Eli Wells was unstoppable to finish with five goals.

After Glenmore's Timothy Higgins ran into an open goal for the game's first - and some early inside-50 dominance mainly via Tyson Payne - the Swans showed their greatness to wear down the Bulls to win 12.15 (87) to 5.6 (36).

Yeppoon captain Matt Wallin booted a skipper's goal and team-mate Leigh Cossens (four goals) booted a pair as the reigning premiers edged to an eight-point lead at quarter-time.

Glenmore were kept goal-less in the second term as the Swans surged to lead by 27-points at the long break.

Despite two goals to Cameron Imrie and Darcy Payne, Swans booted the next four to end the contest.

"I knew all along that we'd get on top of them in the end," jubilant Yeppoon coach Mark Wallin said.

"Glenmore are a very good side and very impressive, but just goes to show the strength of our side and the two guys that kicked 200 goals this season, didn't kick a goal today."

That was in reference to Thomas Cossens (108 goals) and James Malone (97).

But like the great side the mighty Swannies are, many others picked up the slack when it mattered most.

"Wells was understandably stoked with his contribution and the Tasmanian is not leaving Swan Park any time soon having just completed his second season at the club.

"They were good entries from our midfield and just our game-plan stuck and Glenmore started off hard in that first quarter and our fitness showed out," he said.

"I just bought a house in Yeppoon and will be here for a while."

Bulls playing coach Nicholas Payne understood his team was up against one of the best-ever sides in AFL Capricornia history.

And he took solace from the fact that Glenmore rose from bottom to a real contender this season.

"Their experience definitely showed after that first five or 10 minutes they settled and got into their normal routine," he said.

"We were a bit fumbly and their finals experience really showed throughout the game."

Payne added the club got a lot of growth out of its younger players which will stand it in great stead for years to come.

The coach said his three brothers Tyson, Toby and Darcy, have played their last game for the club on Saturday.

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