KORUMBURRA-Bena has claimed the Alberton League’s A Grade minor premiership after an impressive 11-goal win over Dalyston on Saturday. In a preview to next week’s second semi-final the two teams were battling it out for top spot in their final home and away clash at Korumburra. But in an unexpected result the Bulldogs ran away with the game with ease, leaving many wondering if any team will be able to challenge last year’s premiers.
After failing to make the grand final last year with several key players missing from their line-up, Dalyston have stormed their way back to the top of the competition in 2013. The return of key goal attack Jarney Thomas and Ange Marotta in GK along with Ella Angarane returning to the WD position has helped put the Magpies back in contention this season. However, the well-oiled Bulldogs outfit showed they have only strengthened their form since taking out the 2012 premiership when they easily accounted for Foster. The week will see elimination final action with the top two teams getting the week off. On Saturday Fish Creek will take on Phillip Island, while last year’s runners-up Foster will face off against Inverloch-Kongwak at Alberton West on Sunday. The Kangaroos should have little trouble gaining their spot in the next round of finals, while a young Foster side might battle against an experience Sea Eagles outfit.