Bulls go ahead on late behind
By RACHAEL BORICH
THE Glenmore Bulls are through to the Trend Interiors Carpet Court AFL Capricornia 2005 grand final thanks to an after-the-siren win at Boyne Oval on Saturday.
Glenmore booked their grand final berth with a thrilling 8-15-63 to 8-14-62 win over the BITS (Boyne Island Tannum Sands) Saints in their major semi-final.
With only about two minutes remaining BITS had drawn level forcing opposing coaches Greg Bowler (Glenmore) and Rod Spice (BITS) to start discussions on what happens in an extra-time situation.
Glenmore's Andrew Abraham found the answer.
After a quick clearance from the BITS forward line, Glenmore moved the ball through the centre before Abraham marked the ball about 35 metres out from goal in a rare opportunity during the final term.
As he walked back for the kick the siren sounded.
"I still thought we had about five minutes to go, but then I knew I had to score something,'' Abraham said.
"It was going for the behind post before the wind brought it back.
"I couldn't have lived with myself if I'd missed it.''
Both teams kicked just one goal each in the final quarter. At the start of play it was all BITS booting five majors in the first quarter while restricting Glenmore to just four points.
Glenmore responded with a four-goal second term to trail by just five points at half time and they hit the lead in the third quarter.
Bowler said now they were in the finals they were half a chance.
Glenmore had their injury problems on Saturday losing Steven Giles (hamstring) and Aaron Russell (concussion) after 10 minutes of play.