For the third successive season and fourth time in the last five years, the Blackwood Football Club Senior Colts side have made it to the last day in September. The side will be hoping for a fairy-tale finish this Saturday when they come up against the Nairne Bremer United Football Club in the 2021 Police Credit Union Hills Football League Senior Colts Grand Final.
Coach Jacob Broad said the team deserved the success. “The lads have put in a mountain of work across the season, they deserve to have the luck fall their way on Saturday. Every single player who has pulled on the red and green guernsey this season has done their job for the team. It would be great to finish with the ultimate prize at the end of it.”
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Saturday 18 September
🆚 Nairne Bremer FC
📍 Echunga Oval
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This Saturday will be fourth time the Woods have faced the Rams in 2021 with a one-and-two record for the previous three encounters. In Round 3, Paul Brown had a dominate display kicking five goals to be named best player as the Woods stepped on the accelerator after quarter time kicking 12 goals to five to record a 46-point victory.
In the return game in Round 12, the sides played out a nail-biting Courier Cup final. Trailing by 27 points at the first break, Blackwood fought their way back into the match pulling the margin back to one point in the dying minutes of the final term. The Rams managed to hold on till the final siren and take the victory. Paul Brown once again enjoyed playing the Rams kicking two goals while Patrick Hall was named best player.
In the second semi-final, the Woods were hampered by inaccurate kicking as they recorded nine shots to four in the first half to only lead by 10 points. The Rams dug deep in the second half to come out with the victory and progress straight to the Grand Final. On the day, Nick Evans, Caleb McCormick and Will Torode kicked goals whilst Ben Wender was named best player for the Woods.
Both the Woods and the Rams match up very evenly with both being rated as the best attacking and defensive teams in the competition across the minor rounds. From the 16 matches played, Blackwood averaged 74.2 PPG to be rated number one attack in the competition whilst the Rams ranked second averaging 69.6 PPG. In defence, the Woods on average conceded 28.2 PPG to rank #2 whilst the Rams were ranked #1 conceding on average 25.6 PGG.
In attack, the Woods have kicked a total of 186 goals at 52.1% accuracy with the top three goal kickers (Nick Evans, Oskar Milsom and Sam Matters) combining for 34.3 percent of goals, the lowest proportion for top three goal scorers in the competition. While the Rams have kicked 167 goals at 51.2% accuracy with their top three goal kickers combining for 63.3 percent of goal kickers, the highest proportion for top three goal scorers in the competition.
Key Statistic – Nine Goals
The key statistic in the match will be which side will be the first to make it to nine goals. Of the last six premiers in the Senior Colts, they have averaged nine goals from 18 shots whilst the losers have averaged seven goals from 13 shots
See you at the football!