Yallorin of the North take honours in Townsville
The final day of the competition didn’t disappoint with goals still the order of the day, which had been a highlight throughout the five day competition being held in Townsville.
The final day of the competition didn-t disappoint with goals still the order of the day, which had been a highlight throughout the five day competition being held in Townsville.
In the boys final, Yallorin, who represent the North Queensland region, proved too strong for NSW-based side Giralang Galaang. The final score was 3-0 with Toshio Surha, Jalen Pedro and Newie Cobbo getting the goals for Yallorin.
In the girls final, it was a much more one-sided match, with Yallorin of the North beating Northern Territory side Borroloola Cyclones 5-0. Star of the show was Marjirita Lingden who scored four goals, while Shaquille Chong scored the other goal.
Meanwhile in the other play-off games for the boys, Borroloola Cyclones defeated Maali 4-2 to finish 3rd and 4th respectively; Wakala finished 5th after beating Eritja 5-1, while in the battle for 7th and 8th Marngrook Meeteel was too strong for Tarrabah, winning 7-2.
In the 3rd/4th play-off in the girls competition, Wakala and Miyay Yulu-gi played out a 2-2 draw with Wakala winning 5-3 on penalties.
Indigenous player and 1974 World Cup team member Harry Williams, presented the teams with their medallions
Field 1/Match 1: 7th/8th play-off Marngrook Meenteel 7 (J. Kinces 9-, 36-; J. Sloan 10-; A. Dalton-Love 19-; J Beckhurst 31-; A. Brooke 43-; D. Cooper 53-) Tarrabah 2 (J. Hart 48-; A. Smith-Richardson 52-)
Field 2/Match 1: 5th/6th play-off Wakala 5 (K. Sumner 1-, 11-; J. Bendessi 36-, 47-; K. Brown 48-) Eritja 1 (M; Lansen 58-)
Field 2/Match 2: 3rd/4th play-off Borroloola Cyclones 4 (D.Ellis 7-, 30-; S. Anderson 48-, J. Noble 52-) Maali 2 (C.Papertalk 19-, R. Pickett 51-)
Field 1/Match 3: FINAL Yallorin of the North 3 (T. Surha 4-, J. Pedro 21-, N. Cobbo 33-) Giralang Galang 0 (Final)
1 Yallorin of the North (North Queensland) 2. Giralang Galang (Dubbo, NSW) 3. Borroloola Cyclones (Borroloola, Northern Territory) 4. Maali (Perth, Western Australia) 5. Wakala (South Australia) 6. Eritja (Alice Springs, Northern Territory) 7. Marngrook Meenteel (Shepparton, Victoria) 8. Tarrabah (Tasmania)
Field 2/Match 3: 3rd/4th play-off Wakala 2 (R. Sumner 3-, 40-) Miyay Yulu-gi 2 (H. Ranby 34-, 52-). Wakala wins 5.3 on penalties
Field 1/ Match 2: Final Yallorin of the North 5 (M. Lingden 3-, 14-, 25-, 59-; S. Chong 38;) v Borroloola Cyclones 0
1. Yallorin of the North (North Queensland) 2. Borroloola Cyclones (Borroloola, Northern Territory) 3. Wakala (South Australia) 4. Miyay Yulu-gi (Moree, New South Wales)
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