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LWSFL 2022: Boyup Brook Roos through to grand final after spectacular comeback against Deanmill

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Boyup Brook's Mckenzi Nix boots the ball towards their goal square.
Camera IconBoyup Brook's Mckenzi Nix boots the ball towards their goal square. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

Boyup Brook have booked themselves a place in the Lower South West Football League grand final after one of the year’s most spectacular comebacks.

The side managed to overturn a six-goal deficit to edge out Deanmill 12.11 (83) to 11.8 (74) and keep their 2022 premiership hopes alive.

The Roos spent more than three quarters of the game with a significant goal deficit but in a effort of pure will kicked seven goals in the final term, turning what was looking to be a crushing defeat into an ending for the history books.

Deanmill's Kester Decke and Boyup Brook captain Ben Thompson compete in a ruck contest.
Camera IconDeanmill's Kester Decke and Boyup Brook captain Ben Thompson compete in a ruck contest. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

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Deanmill’s Kester Decke worked hard in the ruck to tip the scales his team’s way but it wasn’t enough when the Roos’ defensive side turned into a wall of steel and determination after the third quarter break.

It was a team effort by the Roos to pull through in the end, but it was Mathew Michael and David Johnston with four and three goals each who led by example.

Deanmill's Ryan Gandy lays a tackle on Boyup Brook's David Johnston.
Camera IconDeanmill's Ryan Gandy lays a tackle on Boyup Brook's David Johnston. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

Deanmill’s David Fall kicked a goal off of a 50m penalty in the final term, but not even this was enough to stop Boyup Brook who managed to steal the win by nine points and secure themselves a place in the grand final at Kojonup Sporting Complex.

Deanmill will have another opportunity to make it to the grand final when they play Bridgetown on neutral territory in the preliminary final on Sunday at Boyup Brook Oval. Bridgetown will have their work cut out for them when they go up against Deanmill, who they have yet to defeat in 2022.

Boyup Brook's Mckenzi Nix boots the ball towards their goal square.
Camera IconBoyup Brook's Mckenzi Nix boots the ball towards their goal square. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Melissa Pedelty

And it was more bad news for Deanmill in reserves action, with the club going down to Southerners 14.11 (95) to 1.2 (8) in a one-sided affair that saw Leigh Scaini boot four goals and stand-out performances by David Cronin and Cody Jasper.

The win means the Southerns have advanced to the great finals, where they will await either Deanmill or the Imperials.

The Manjimup Tigers have booted their way into the colts grand final after defeating Bridgetown 9.11 (65) to 8.2 (50). The Bulldogs’ flags hopes are still alive, as they face the Imperials in a do-or-die match on Sunday.

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