THE men’s third grade grand final match had supporters cheering at the fence after an exciting final few minutes of the match.
In the third grade grand final the Bowral Wallabies played against Moss Vale.
With seven minutes remaining on the clock the score was 2-0 to Moss Vale.
Brendan Bernie capitalised on an opportunity and hit the back of the net for Bowral. Moss Vale hit back right away and put the score at 3-1.
With four minutes to go Bowral scored two consecutive goals and evened the score to 3-3.
The score remained tied at the final buzzer and the game went into extra time.
Five minutes extra time was awarded to each side. The first team to score would win the match.
Just two minutes into extra time Bowral scored and landed themselves the third grade men’s premiership with a 4-3 score.
Bowral Wallabies captain Peter Frost said it was one of the best comebacks he had ever seen.
“We were down and out but we stuck with it and didn’t give up.”
Frost said Moss Vale were a hard team to beat and made Bowral work harder than ever.
“Moss Vale gave us a real run for our money, not just today but all season.”
Moss Vale captain Graham McAndrew also said Bowral had a great comeback.
“They came back from the dead in the end there,” he said.
“We thought we had them at 3-1 but we fell apart and couldn’t keep it together.”
Two Bowral teams played against each other in the men’s second grade grand final.
The Bowral Penguins won the second grade competition after they defeated the Bowral Wallabies 6-1.
Scott Morton scored for the Wallabies in the final 5 seconds of the match.
Bowral Wallabies captain Billy Howe said a lot of people were shocked by the team’s success across the season.
“The team is made up of a lot of fathers and their sons and I don’t think many people expected us to make it this far in the competition,” he said.
Despite their loss, Howe said the team was really proud they made it to the grand final.
“I’m really proud of the entire team and their efforts. This is a season and match that each of their boys can remember with their dads.”
Bowral Penguins captain Dave Turner said the match was played in high spirits.
“We all had a lot of fun out there today,” he said.
“We’ve had some really great matches against the Wallabies this year so I thank them for stepping up and giving us another great match in the grand final. It’s a proud day for Bowral.”