The Supers effort couldn’t be questioned but Marcellin were cleaner in transition and were able to navigate the congestion and spread better than Coburg.
Coburg took it up to Marcellin after the main break and attacked relentlessly without reward or scoreboard pressure in third term.
A 46-point loss is hardly the reflective of the match with Marcellin landing a handful of junk time goals late in the game. Coburg will be better for the experience and will go into the 2018 season with momentum.
A brief hail storm greeted the Reserves in the early game against Parkdale where Coburg were 2-points down and within striking distance at ¾ time in a low scoring affair before Parkdale’s endeavour got the better of Coburg in the last stanza. Injuries to Mick Noble and Carlo Federico didn’t help their cause as they went down by 15-points.
Disappointing day for Mick Noble and Pete Cummins who were playing their 100th and 50th games for the club respectively but all in all Coburg achieved this season’s objective of making finals. This stands the club in good stead for a tilt at the premiership in 2018. All players and officials of club should be proud of their effort, commitment and selflessness throughout the season.
The season will wind up with Mad Friday (TBA) and Presentation Night on the 28th of October 2017.
SUPERS SEMI FINAL
COBURG 2.6-18 defeated by MARCELLIN 10.4-64
BEST: J. Dean, F. Careli, S. Saddington, P.Poelsma, S. Fredrickson, K. Lafite
GOALS: M. Salloum, A. Flavel
GAME NOTES: P. Cummins (50 Games)
RESERVES SEMI FINAL
COBURG 1.5-11 defeated by PARKDALE 3.8-26
BEST: S. Ryan, K. O'Brien, T. Vescio, T. Jones, B. Quinn, M. Medley
GOALS: M. Medley
GAME NOTES: M. Noble (100 Games)