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GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL. CAN’T BEAT IT FOR EXCITEMENT

Fans found it hard to contain their emotions at the 2013 Casey Cardinia Football League Grand Final at Pakenham Recreation Reserve on Saturday when Narre Warren Magpies stole victory from Cranbourne Eagles by 1 point in the RPP FM Match of the Day, sponsored by Jim’s Test & Tag.

The Full Time score on the Moonah Links Resort scoreboard told the story – Narre Warren 14. 16. (100) to Cranbourne 15. 9. (99).

At half time the score resembled a one sided game with the favourites Narre Warren leading by 22 points. 

Heading into the third quarter, the Eagles were determined to lessen the deficit and dominated the quarter kicking 3 goals to Magpies 1 goal, changing the leader by 2 points for the first time in the match at the 19 minute mark. Then the scoring continued goal for goal.

At the beginning of the final term Cranbourne trailed by 2 goals. At the 16 minute mark the scores were level, and 3 minutes later Cranbourne hit the front again. 

The battle of the full forwards kept play tight. At the final siren Narre Warren, kicked a goal to win by 1 point in the last seconds of the match.

The commentatory boys, Vossy, and special guests Tangles and Shane Scanlon were engrossed in the moment from the ‘radio box’ with a packet of throat lozenges needed by the end of the match.
Steve Watson, 32 was given a special mention, putting in a gutsy game whilst carrying a back injury and Stuart Scanlon (Shane’s son) broke his arm in an on-field clash.

RPP FM Best on Ground, courtesy of Moonah Links Resort was awarded to Magpies player Karem Baskaya for a consistent game to help his team bring home the 2013 Premiership Flag.

This Monday morning after the 7.30 news on RPP FM Breakfast program, Vossy will wrap up the Grand Final details and the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League for the last time in the 2013 season.

THIS IS IT from the RPP FM crew for the 2013 MPNFL season. The RPP FM Management and Committee Members wish to thank everyone concerned who brought the RPP FM Match of the Day live every week including Matt – Production and Rab – RPP FM official photographer who photographs Best on Ground.

RPP FM also wish to thank the continued support of Jim’s Test & Tag for RPP FM's Match of the Day and Moonah Links Resort for sponsoring Scoreboard and Best on Ground in the 2013 Casey Cardinia Football League Grand Final. We also wish to express thanks to all sponsors who supported the team during this years exciting season and look forward to the 2014 MPNFL season to welcome them on board again.

If you or your business would like to know more about sponsorship for RPP FM Match of the Day, Scoreboard and Best on Ground for the 2014 Nepean & Peninsula Football League season, contact Sales Manager Martyn Ashton on 0481 289 154 or the station on 5975 2650.

Message from the writer…I thoroughly enjoyed collating and writing the ‘match ‘n’ score’ content for the RPP FM website and look forward doing it all again next year.

What a way to finish the 2013 football season!

RPP FM, is the Voice of Peninsula Football.

Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi

CONGRATULATIONS NARRE WARREN MAGPIES AS PREMIERSHIP FLAG WINNERS IN THE 2013 CASEY CARDINIA FOOTBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL.

Pictured: Narre Warren player Karem Baskaya awarded with RPP FM Best on Ground courtesy of  Moonah Links Resort.

Insert: Narre Warren player Karem Baskaya