Corinthians beat the Saints
CAPTAIN Rob Pohlman rated the Corinthians 8-1 victory against Saints in the Warwick A-grade men’s grand final on Friday night as one of the greatest in a four-decade career.
“The grand final was a tight game last year and virtually the same sides played this year,” Pohlman said.
“Everyone did their jobs.”
A high point of the Corinthians’ win was four goals by striker Troy March, who put his team’s success down to good team work.
One of his goals was scored after a 65-metre solo run past numerous defenders.
The score was nil-all for the first 15 minutes before Corinthians scored three goals in 10 minutes with two more in the first half.
Goals in the first half were scored by three players who have made national teams at some level, March and Matthew Hagenbach who scored two, and Jason Miller who netted one.
Corinthians increased the score to 7-0 in the first 10 minutes of the second half after two more March goals before goalie Drew Jackson saved a flick at goal from Saints star Matt Mogg in the 12th minute of the half.
Corinthians went ahead 8-0 before Michael Battese put Saints on the board with a goal five minutes from fulltime.
Hagenbach won the player-of-the-match-award.
The Corinthians’ premiership win and outstanding fixture season was achieved by a squad of just 12 players, including three players in their 50s.