Penguin win NWFL under 18 premiership

CHAMPIONS: Penguin with their flag on Saturday. Picture: Brodie Weeding

CHAMPIONS: Penguin with their flag on Saturday. Picture: Brodie Weeding

Penguin’s self-belief and ability to control proceedings against the breeze were pivotal factors in their under 18 premiership triumph over Devonport on Saturday.

The Two Blues won 8.14 (62) to 8.6 (54) after the Magpies kicked the first five goals with the breeze.

Penguin kicked four goals to none in the second term with it, then held the Magpies to 3.1 while kicking 2.4 themselves in the third.

It took until 16 minutes into the last term for Lachlan McKellar to kick the first of the last to get them across the line.

It was Penguin’s first underage premiership since 1976 and its first under the NWFL banner, which became two later on Saturday when the reserves triumphed.

Penguin’s Dylan Bramich won the Neil Rawson Medalist after a strong performance in attack and behind the ball.

McKellar kicked three for the winners, while Wyatt Kenny and Joseph Chaplin kicked two each for Devonport.