There were mixed results for Neddies in the weekend semi-finals, with the thirds and the women’s team making it through to the big dance on Sunday and the premier and reserve grades bowing out. The Neddies girls fought out a hard-earned 13-8 win over Kalamunda to set up a grand final encounter with Palmyra, while the thirds will play Cottesloe after overhauling Palmyra 33-31. Go you good things.
And while it was sad ending to the season for the premier grade, it was even sadder that one face was missing in the big crowd at Hartfield Park. Andy Todd, a tireless stalwart of the Kalamunda club for many decades and a great friend of many Neddies supporters, should have been cheering on his beloved Bulls as they chase the club’s first premiership since 2008.
However, Toddy is pretty crook. The thoughts of the Neddies club are with you Toddy.
There was never more than a try separating Neddies and Kalamunda in the premier grade match, with 12-12 scoreline at half time a fair indication of the game. However, the big Bulls pack, another yellow card and a bad injury toll proved the difference in the end as the home team came away with a 24-19 victory to set up a grand final date with Soaks.
One of the major positives for Neddies for season 2018 was the development of Colts like Jake McKellar and Christoff Cronje (who scored a double against the Bulls) into premier grade stars of the future. Hats off too to youngsters like Noah Harris, Victor Yong and Kenneth MacPherson who have all experienced first grade action from the dark trenches of the front row.
So the finals action will be at Pat O’Hara on Sunday when the thirds and the women will be chasing premiership flags at the following times:
Thirds: Neddies v Cottesloe – 10.15am
Women: Neddies v Palmyra – 12 noon
So let’s all get down to Pat O’Hara to show our support for both teams in a day of finals action.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!
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