Penguin say farewell with famous win

Penguin have said goodbye to its home ground of 112 years in style, pulling off an upset 14-point win over rivals Ulverstone in Saturday’s penultimate round of NWFL games.

Fine farewell: Penguin players celebrate their 14-point win over Ulverstone, which was also the final roster game at their 112-year-old home ground. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

Fine farewell: Penguin players celebrate their 14-point win over Ulverstone, which was also the final roster game at their 112-year-old home ground. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

There was plenty of emotion in the build up throughout the week as the Two Blues prepare to move up the road, and they put together one of their best performances of the year to knock off the ladder leaders 9.10 (64) to 6.14 (50).

Penguin set up the win in the first and third quarter when they were kicking into the breeze, restricting the Robins to a total of two goals and finding themselves just one-point behind at the final change.

Ulverstone kicked two of the first three goals of the last quarter to open up a handy seven-point buffer, but it was the home side that came home stronger, booting the final three goals of the game to secure a famous victory.

On a day that was tough for forwards, Kyle Harman proved the difference between the two sides with a five-goal haul, including two in two minutes during the final term.

LATROBE have moved up into fourth spot and in the box seat for an elimination final at home in two weeks after brushing aside Circular Head by 67 points.

The Demons nearly kicked themselves out of the game after managing just 1.12 in the first quarter, but straightened themselves up after that to win 16.23 (119) to 8.4 (52).

With Rodney Coghlan and Michael Flint calling the shots in the midfield, forward’s Adam Jeffrey and Josh Newson benefited inside the 50-metre arc, finishing with four goals each.

Jaiden Crole led the way for a disappointing Giants team with three goals.

WYNYARD moved to the top of the NWFL ladder thanks to a percentage-boosting 113-point victory at home over cellar-dwellers East Devonport.

The Cats were always in control of the game, kicking five goals to none in the opening term and a further six in the second quarter while holding the Swans to just one.

It was a similar story in the second half as Wynyard racked up 12 different goalscorers run out 21.13 (139) to 3.8 (26) winners.