Thrillers galore as footy finals draw near | round 15 wrap-up

A round of nail-biting finishes has landed Pinjarra in top spot with just three rounds to be played until the Peel Football and Netball League finals.

Spectators were treated to a set of stunning results as three of the four PFNL games over the weekend were decided by three points or less.

Baldivis and Waroona kick-started what would go on to be a stunning round of football with an epic showdown between the top-five contenders on Saturday.

Strong sides from both sides saw 11 goals booted in the first term, as the Demons jumped out to an early lead.

They were reined in by half time though, with the Brumbies leading the game by 19 at the long break.

An encapsulating second half saw the game come down to the wire, with Baldivis claiming a miraculous one-point win in front of its home crowd.

The victory almost assures the Brumbies will finish the year no lower than fourth, as they now hold a two-game advantage over Waroona with just three rounds to be played.

Halls Head and Rockingham followed up the epic opener to the round with their own heart-stopper.

The Lightning looked to have sealed their third straight win when they led by 32 at three-quarter-time, but a stunning comeback sealed by a Tyler Sutton goal after the siren lifted the Rams to a one-point win of their own.

But the result with arguably the biggest outcome in terms of ladder position was South Mandurah’s enthralling three-point win over the top-spot Centrals.

Callum Dews booted four of the Falcons’ total 10 goals as they held off a stampeding Centrals outfit that came home hard in the final quarter.

South Mandurah’s victory keeps them in third, while the loss sees Centrals slip to second with Pinjarra the new league leaders.

Pinjarra played out the only game of the round decided by more than three points, with a 102-point belting of Mandurah.

Full time scores

Baldivis 15.10 (100) defeat Waroona 15.9 (99)

Halls Head 10.8 (68) defeated by Rockingham 10.9 (69)

Centrals 10.8 (68) defeated by South Mandurah 10.11 (71)

Mandurah 5.9 (39) defeated by Pinjarra 21.15 (141)

Round 15 goal-kickers

  • 5 – Tyler Sutton (Rockingham)
  • 5 – Rohan Kerr (Pinjarra)
  • 4 – Breighton Shea (Baldivis)
  • 4 – Alan Wilson (Waroona)
  • 4 – Callum Dews (South Mandurah)
  • 3 – Brendan Tingey (Baldivis)
  • 3 – Matthew Thomas (Waroona)
  • 3 – Luke Shepherd (South Mandurah)
  • 3 – Callum Collard (Centrals)
  • 3 – Ash McGrath (Centrals)
  • 3 – Aaron Burrage (Halls Head)
  • 3 – Mitchell Green (Pinjarra)
  • 3 – Jeffrey Carter (Pinjarra)
  • 3 – Riese Wilkey (Pinjarra)
  • 3 – Tyson Hodge (Mandurah)

Ladder

Leading goal kickers

  • 71 – Brad Holmes (South Mandurah)
  • 47 – Tyler Sutton (Rockingham)
  • 36 – Ash McGrath (Centrals)
  • 35 – Riese Wilkey (Pinjarra)
  • 33 – Luke Dowling (Rockingham)
  • 33 – Luke Shepherd (South Mandurah)
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