2016 NCFL Grand Final: Charlton v Wycheproof-Narraport

FINE GAME: Charlton's Thomas Finlay with the ball. Finlay kicked two goals and was the AFL Central Victoria medallist. Picture: NONI HYETT

FINE GAME: Charlton's Thomas Finlay with the ball. Finlay kicked two goals and was the AFL Central Victoria medallist. Picture: NONI HYETT

IT was a case of fourth time lucky for Charlton in the senior North Central League grand final at St Arnaud on Saturday.

The Navy Blues overcame Wycheproof-Narraport 10.10 (70) to 9.9 (63) to vanquish the demons of three consecutive grand final losses.

It was a combined total of 21 points that had prevented Charlton from winning the last three grand finals and the side was not keen to add to the tally.

Just as hungry to top off a strong season were the Demons who strong regular season form won the side the minor premiership with just one loss. Charlton were buoyed by the confidence of having triumphed two weeks ago when the sides met in a semi-final.

That confidence was evident early on as the side jumped out to a lead only to see it reeled in by their opponents by half-time. Scoring was easier at one end and Charlton again stood on top with one quarter to go.

It was a nervous last quarter for the fans of a side that had been only narrowly beaten the previous three years as the Demons fought back once more.

The possibility of extra time was in play right up until a Charlon behind was scored with 90-seconds remaining in the contest to put the side seven-points ahead.

In the reserves Donald could not stop Boort from winning its first reserves premiership since 1995. The Magpies won 8.6 (54) to 4.4 (28).

The Magpies were never headed after Jordan Bell kicked the opening goal, and they had the game well in hand at three quarter-time when they led 8.6 to 1.4.

St Arnaud went into the under-16 grand final against Charlton undefeated but could not manage the win.

Charlton registered the upset win after leading for the whole match before the scoreboard finished 9.11 (65) to 7.5 (47)

Donald managed a win in the under-13 grand final against Boort in what the club hoped would have at the time been an omen for the later reserves match.

It was a five-goal final term that allowed the Royal Blues to come from behind and register a 7.4 (46) to 3.6 (24) victory.

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