THE senior colts grand final between Kybybolite and Kingston was an entertaining contest, with Kyby getting over the line by three points.
The sides produced a high standard of football, with a number of players from both sides having had games for their A grade during the season.
Conditions were near perfect, with Kingston having first use of a slight breeze and they started with goals to Wehl and Martin as the young Saints were up and running.
It was midway through the quarter before Kyby got on the board with a point. Shortly after a shot by Sean Munn dropped short but was marked by Lusher for their opening goal.
The Saints then controlled the play for a time but could only add three behinds, while a late goal to Bill Munn had Kyby within four points at quarter time.
Kingston continued to have the better of the play early in the second term but were unable to put any score on the board.
On the other hand Kyby were making more of their opportunities, as their first attack resulted in a goal. Banning was able to answer for the Saints as the game was an absorbing contest.
Centre clearances were crucial and Kyby were able to break away. They added two behinds before a goal came to Kelson. Good running down the wing provided another chance with Anderson finishing off. The Kyby defence was holding strong, while at the other end Kelson booted another major with a long kick.
The Saints kept on putting in with Matthias and Wehl under notice in defence, while Robertson was bobbing up around the ground. They kept in touch with a goal, but Kyby were able to reply with one to B. Munn to make the difference 17 points at half time.
Kingston were able to kick the first goal of the third term to Connor Baker, only to see Kyby have the immediate reply to Lawrie.
It was goal for goal as Robertson did well to slot one through from an angle. The Saints were making a surge as Mills pulled in a great mark at half forward, only to kick into the man on the mark.
However they stayed forward and a goal came to C. Baker. When Mills added another, Kingston were a point up. This was nullified with back to back Kelson goals.
With Hunter, Munn and Schinckel creating openings Kyby added two behinds to see them up by 11 points at the last change.
With Robertson involved, Kingston were able to get the first goal of the term to Kennedy. Kyby had the answer to Schinckel as the crowd was on the edge of their seats. The Saints were not done with yet as Banning marked right in front, then Robertson set up another attack where Kennedy marked within range and slotted it through to level the scores.
The pressure was on as Lawrie held Kyby out, while Mackinnon was in the way at the other end.
Kyby were able to regain the lead with two behinds, then Noles marked the kick off and delivered to S. Munn for another point.
Kyby were able to hang on and finish three points up on a gallant Kingston in what was a great game of football by two talented sides.