Love Me Love You Founder Lance Piciaone was on hand to present the trophy to Coburg Captain Mark Gillman and Coach Adam Bruni.
Coburg finished third and will take on Marcellin in the Semi Final in two weeks time at Croft’s Reserve, Altona North. It will be Coburg’s first finals appearance since 2010.
The Reserves who were celebrating Mark “Hotdog” Medley’s 50th game for the club annihilated Ascot Vale by 123-points a which broke the record for the highest winning margin and the highest winning score in Reserve Grade.
In a season full of “firsts” for the club, both Coburg Supers and Reserves are through to the finals and, for the first time in the club’s history the 2’s make the first finals appearance.
The Reserves also finished third on percentage and face Parkdale in the Semi Final.
Despite a great effort the Over 50’s were unable to make it three wins for the club and send Ray “Razor” Ransome who played his 150th for the club out a winner.
They went down to Ascot Vale by 28-points with Ray announcing his retirement from playing after this year’s AFL Masters carnival.
Paul Pitman was proud of the way his chargers went about it during the season and will be hoping for an improved showing with a few more players to graduate to Over 50’s ranks in 2018.
All match details and stats below.
Coburg 21.8-134 defeated Ascot Vale 5.0-30
“Retain the Foundation Cup”
Best: J. Dean, A. Flavel, S. Frederickson, M. Gillman, D. Biviano, K. Lafite
Goals: A. Flavel 8, T. Lombardi 3, C. McKay 2, J. Dean 2, P. Turner, S. Frederickson, S. Saddington, M. Salloum, D. Allen, M. Gillman
Coburg 21.13-139 defeated Ascot Vale 2.4-16
Best: K. O'Brien, M. Medley, M. Noble, G. Baillie, C. Federico, A. Lewis
Goals: M. Noble 7, A. Lewis 4, J. Kabalan 3, K. O''Brien 2, J. Baker 2, T. Vescio, D. Pengelly, G. Baillie
Notes: M. Medley (50 Games)
Coburg 4.4-28 defeated by Ascot Vale 8.8-56
Best: P. Soligo, N. Baldwin, F. Conto, P. Pitman, N. Duryea, R. Price
Goals: T. Grimaldi, G. Box, S. Marinelli, R. Price
Notes: R. Ransome (150 Games)