Uni Blues – 2019 Premiers
(Has a nice ring to it)
The 15 year A Grade Premiership drought came to a resounding end on Sunday at Elsternwick Park when the Uni Blues won the VAFA A Grade Premiership over St Kevins by 40 points.
Starved of the ultimate success in the VAFA’s top section since 2004, the Blues kicked five goals to three in the opening term after stemming a hot start from SKOB after the reigning premiers had five of the first six scoring shots but kicked just two goals.
Luke Russell was a standout through the Blues’ midfield with 30 disposals and seven inside 50’s and was named the Jock Nelson Medallist as the best player on the ground.
Just eight points separated the two sides at the half but the Blues exploded in the third term with six unanswered goals while St Kevins missed crucial opportunities with five straight behinds.
Tim Harper had just six kicks for the day but made them count with five majors while Jeremy Taylor booted three. Piers Flanagan was sensational across half back with 25 possessions alongside Marshall Rippon who copped two brutal hits early but continued to fight throughout the day.
An insight into the season, the man and the players that brought the flag back to the Uni.
Grand Final Replay
And in case you want to relive all the action from the Grand Final… Its available to all via this link