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Re: SANFL Grand Final - Central Districs V Woodville West-Torrens
The second quarter began like the first, but with the Eagles dominating play.
Fergus Watts marked and goaled at the 3 minute mark to take the Eagles ahead by 4 points for the first time in the game. Six minutes later, Watts kicks his second goal and the Eagles have a 9 point lead. Dominating the play. Centrals were looking lost. When Brodie Lomas goaled for the Eagles at the 14 minute mark, things were looking dark for the Dogs. They were 17 points down.
However, from that point onwards, the momentum changed. Chris Gowans, Luke McCabe across the backline and Marco Bello brought the Dogs back into the game. Chris Gowan's goaled and then 3 minutes later, the hard work of Chris Gowans gave Marco Bello a goal and the margin was 5 points. Unfortunately, Justin Cicolella snapped another goal for the Eagles to bring the margin back to 11 points. The Dogs still had all the play thanks to the the trio of key players stepping up. Daniel Schell had a few attempts at goal and missed them all. Now we know why he didn't last on an AFL list. Not long after, Daniel Healy marks outside 50 and kicks a long goal and the margin is 4 points.
Near half time, 31 minutes gone, Heath Hopwood goals for the Dogs thanks to a pin-point pass from Chris Gowans and the Dogs take a 3 point lead heading into half time. It was a magnificent fightback from the Dogs in the last 10 minutes of that quarter after the Eagles dominated. That's why the Dogs have won 4 out of the last 5 premierships. They don't give in. Gowans, McCabe and Bello are solid and are clearly Dogs best players.
Centrals - 7.6.48
Eagles - 7.3.45
Centrals: C.Gowans 2 J.Gowans McCabe Bello Healy Hopwood
Eagles: Watts 2 Lomas 2 Cicolella 2 Inkster