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Deanmill crush Tigers in a brutal clash to end the season

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Deanmill's Brock Tempra boots the ball out of Tigers' forward 50.
Camera IconDeanmill's Brock Tempra boots the ball out of Tigers' forward 50. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

It was a tale of triumph and heartache at the weekend as Deanmill solidified their spot on top of the ladder to be crowned this year’s minor premiership while the Tigers were officially deemed wooden spooners.

It was a brutal way to finish off the season, with the side eventually going down 15.22 (112) to 4.2 (26).

Deanmill came out swinging kicking three consecutive goals to start the first quarter, with Jaxon East firing up his team by kicking two of three and setting the tone for the rest of the game.

The Tigers fought hard to keep the margin down, answering Deanmill’s three goals with two of their own. Deanmill weren’t to be denied, however, leading by 23 points at quarter-time before leading 8.10 (58) to 2.0 (12) at the main change.

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The Tigers fight hard to keep the pressure on Deanmill in the second quarter.
Camera IconThe Tigers fight hard to keep the pressure on Deanmill in the second quarter. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

Deanmill found their true power during the second half, kicking a further seven goals and allowing the Tigers only two more of their own.

Daniel Tamm’s goal-kicking prowess was a game highlight, finishing the round with seven goals to his name and a total of 24 for the season.

Deanmill's Daniel Tamm lines up for his seventh successful goal kick.
Camera IconDeanmill's Daniel Tamm lines up for his seventh successful goal kick. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

Round 17 also saw Bridgetown defeat Kojonup 17.12 (114) to 12.3 (75) in a high-scoring clash between third and fourth.

Bridgetown fought hard on Sunday to crush Kojonup’s moral leading into the finals with nine goal scorers in total and a huge margin of 50 points by main break.

William Masters lead the goal scoring with four goals for Bridgetown with Reece Ralston of Bridgetown and Lee Lucev of Kojonup following with three apiece.

The game was all but won leading into the final quarter but Kojonup put up a fight reducing the margin from 54 points at three-quarter-time to 39 points at the final siren.

Kojonup will have their chance to respond next week when they take on Bridgetown again in the elimination final on Sunday at Manjimup Recreation Ground.

The first round of finals will also see the top two teams, Deanmill and Boyup Brook, compete for their chance to move straight through to the grand final and solidify their chance at walking away as the 2022 Tyrepower LSWFL League champions.

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