Well … the end of the 2018 HFL Division 2 A Grade season finished the same way it started: Ironbank playing against Kersbrook. However, a couple of things were different: the weather and the result.
The Dream Maker, along with a strong crowd of an estimated 2,500 or so fans, made its way to Callington Oval to see the final chapter in the 2018 HFL Division 2 season. Kersbrook had a strong and consistent season, being defeated only once in the minor round … by Ironbank in Round 10. The Thunderers also had a great year on the field, but they went into the Grand Final as underdogs against the apparently unstoppable Brookers.
From the get go, Ironbank had the ascendency, drawing first blood on the scoreboard. Whilst Kersbrook challenged Ironbank’s lead several times, the Thunderers held firm and eventually emerged victorious with a convincing 28 point margin.
Congratulations to Ironbank for breaking their 19 year premiership drought, Kersbrook for their classy performance throughout the whole of the 2018 season and Ironbank’s Elijah Ware for taking out the Peter Page Medal. We also must mention Marnie Bennett’s stirring rendition of Advance Australia Fair, as she helped set the tone for a superb day of local footy at its best.
As well as listening to the game, Roy from Hills Footy Flicks will be putting a video out soon. In the meantime, check out facebook.com/hillsfooty for live streamed footage of the dying minutes of this match, along with the medal presentation to a deserving Ironbank. Thanks to the HFL’s Facebook page for the pic.