Posted: 25 September, 2016
Congrats to the Double Blues!
Sturt has won the SANFL Grand Final day, beating Woodville West-Torrens 12.4 (76) to 7.7 (49).
The game was an arm wrestle for the first half before the Double Blues managed to wriggle away in the third term, booting 4.0 to 2.1 to lead by 14 at three quarter time.
Sturt defender Jack Stephens was awarded the Jack Oatey Medal for best afield; he racked up 22 touches, eight marks, five tackles, two inside 50s, a clearance and this crucial goal late in the second quarter:
Magarey Medallist Zane Kirkwood was also influential for the Double Blues, racking up 27 touches, nine tackles, six inside 50s, four clearances and this sealing goal, complete with classy baulking move:
Former Crow Jared Petrenko was best on for the Eagles, picking up 23 disposals, 10 tackles, seven clearances, five inside 50s and a goal.
The victory, in front of 30,213 at Adelaide Oval, was Sturt’s first flag since 2002 and their 14th overall.
There were scenes of wild celebration at the final siren:
Congratulations Double Blues!