Central White’s Greg Donald, left, takes on Meteors’ Alex Vuceski during the Second Division grand final at the Wolves ground.
Central White’s Greg Donald, left, takes on Meteors’ Alex Vuceski during the Second Division grand final at the Wolves ground. Jen Tybell

No-train boys find a little extra

TWO goals deep in extra time were enough for Central White to snare Gladstone’s second division premiership crown over Meteors at Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

A thrilling display from both sides left the full-time score locked at 4-4, and the game looked destined for penalties until Central snapped into action and grabbed a pair of late goals to run away with a 6-4 win.

Central White manager Lyndon Foster said that it was a phenomenal effort from his side which had to conquer the odds in order to take the title. “It was very tough and Meteors went alright,” he said.

“The boys don’t train or anything, they put in a good effort and there were a lot of injuries, so for them to get through that game was unbelievable. It was a really good game to watch.”

Despite the soggy turf, minor premiers Central played effective, aggressive football to overcome a spirited Meteors side, who have afforded Central ample trouble throughout the season. “It was a very fast paced game,” Foster said.

“It was a pretty tough season and Meteors was always the team that threatened us all year, we had a couple of close games with them.”

“For a team of old fellas who don’t train at all to come through with the old heads on the field was something special.”



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