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LANDMARK | 10 July 2009

Goldfields claim opening round upset in Landmark WA Country Football Championships

The Goldfields Football League will be aiming to secure a rare A-section Grand Final appearance after defeating reigning champions South West on the opening day of the Landmark Country Football Championships on Thursday (July 9).

After winning B-section for the last two years, the GFL was promoted to A-section for this season’s championships and started strongly, taking down the SWFL 13.12-90 to 11.17-83 at Fremantle Oval, with James Murray booting five goals.

The GFL now meets 2008 A-section runners-up the Avon Football Association today, where a win will see them book a place in this Sunday’s Grand Final at Medibank Stadium.

Avon was defeated on Thursday by 2004-2007 champions Upper Great Southern 17.7-109 to 11.10-76, despite an eight goal haul from Avon’s Jermaine Davis.

UGS plays SWFL today and will also be aiming to secure a place in the A-section Grand Final. However, with a South West loss potentially leading to a B-section relegation next year, the reigning champions are sure to put up a strong fight.

In the opening round of B-section games, the Lower South West Football League defeated Mortlock 16.13-109 to 10.8-68, Eastern Districts took down Central Midlands Coastal 22.10-142 to 11.8-74, Central Wheatbelt were too good for Great Southern 20.10-130 to 7.4-46 and Great Northern defeated Ongerup 13.11-89 to 6.10-46.

C-section winners included Esperance District over Ravensthorpe 21.17-143 to 6.1-37, and North Midlands against Hills 14.5-89 to 12.7-79.

In the colts A-section competition the South West Football League and Avon Football Association qualified for today’s first semi-final at EFTel Oval, while Regional Districts and Kimberly Spirit will contest the second semi-final at East Fremantle Oval.

Colts B-section continues today (Friday, July 10) at Claremont Oval, with Great Southern undefeated at the top of the ladder after two opening round wins.

For more information about the carnival visit http://www.wafootball.com.au/country-football/landmark-carnival

Landmark championships fixture (PDF 1.1 Mb)
Football Results - Thur 9 July 09 (PDF 59 Kb)

(Photo and story courtesy of wacfl.com.au)


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