Chris 'Silly' Walker's 350th game at Bridgenorth couldn't have been scripted any better with the rugged veteran coaching the Parrots to the reserves premiership in a 8.12 (60) to 5.7 (37) win over Longford.
Defeating the minor premiers, who had only lost one game throughout the home and away season, Walker's Parrots put the foot to the throttle early, continuously getting the ball inside 50 but unable to make full damage on the scoreboard.
A Rhys Petterwood goal broke the deadlock for the only major of the first quarter before teammates Corey Watt, Jack Rowlands and Walker himself added to the tally in the second.
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Tyson Bernes and Ethan Cornish ensured Longford were only behind by 17 at the main break but Bridgenorth made them pay in the premiership quarter, blasting four goals to one to effectively secure victory.
Bridgenorth's Tom Cooper took home the Graeme Khan Medal for best on ground with Walker extremely proud of his boys and their work.
"It's a good time to be alive isn't it!" Walker exclaimed after the game.
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"We were on top in that first quarter and we kicked 1.6 so I thought hopefully that wasn't going to kill us but we just kept working away and kept grinding."
Playing in Bridgenorth's last senior triumph in 2010, Walker said "there's no substitute for a senior flag" but after being concussed in the opening minutes - this was a relief.
"I haven't had a real great run with grand finals so this is really exciting and I can't wait to get back to the clubrooms tonight."
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