Another Grand Final beckons for NZ skipper
05 Sep, 2018
New Zealand Captain Andrew Howison is into another Grand Final as his Dromana Tigers side bounced back from their shock defeat last week in stunning fashion, hammering Langwarrin Kangaroos to book their spot in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) Grand Final.
The Kangaroos were put on the backfoot early by a fast starting Dromana.
Langwarrin could not register a score in the first quarter, and could only manage one goal in the second.
In that time, Dromana piled on ten goals to take a 58 point lead into the half time break.
The Kangaroos needed everything to go their way, but Dromana were proving far too good, piling on another seven goals to zero in the third term.
Sitting over 100 points up with a quarter still to play, the Tigers could afford to kick their feet up and make sure their bodies were ready to go for next weeks Grand Final matchup.
The final siren could not come soon enough for the Kangaroos, as they eventually succumbed to a 22.12 (144) to 4.6 (30) win.
The win sees the Tigers advance to the Grand Final, where they will meet long time rivals Red Hill.
Dromana have lost just two matches all season, both against Red Hill.
NZ Captain Andrew Howison can’t wait to get out there on Saturday.
“Really looking forward to the chance to play in another Grand Final as they are super hard to get into.
The lads have put in a huge amount of effort all year and there is a great feeling around the club at the moment so hopefully we can ride that into Saturday and give it a red hot crack.”
Back in 2015, Howison was named best on ground in the Grand Final for Oakleigh Districts when the club won their first Premiership in 57 years.
NZ vice-captain Will Gregson is also part of the squad and will be pushing hard for a spot in the final team on Saturday.
For local Kiwis living in Melbourne, get down to Frankston Park this Saturday as this game is going to be a blockbuster.
Dromana vs Red Hill
Saturday 8th September
Photo credit – Dromana Tigers