Saints reign supreme over Magpies
The Sawtell-Toormina Saints came out on top to win the 2015 AFL North Coast premiership against the Port Macquarie Magpies today at C.ex International Stadium in Coffs Harbour.
Both sides felt a sense of déjÀ vu as the Saints took out their second consecutive grand final against the Magpies winning 76-67.
The Magpies put on a strong fight with the Saints kicking a goal seconds before half time putting the score at a close 41-35.
Not going down without a fight, the Magpies held a solid defence and trailed the Saints throughout the third quarter.
Playing coach, Jim Angel said the win was "a pretty proud moment" for the Saints, who played undefeated all season.
"It's a great finish, we earned it, it was well-deserved so it was good,
"Two grades getting together to win a grand final, you don't do that everyday so we'll put up a flag and have a couple of mares," he said.
This year's Woodlock Award was presented to Saints player, Daniel "the big roo" Johnson.
After a crushing 105-35 defeat against Sawtell in the second semi-finals, the Magpies made an impressive comeback for the grand final.
Magpie's playing coach, Damon Munt said his team gave their all in the "really close match".
"We did everything we could to win but unfortunately we just couldn't get it across the line, I thought it was a great contest,
"I felt really proud of the boys, they really dug in deep."
The Magpies shone in the grand final, stepping up after their white wash defeat against the Saints in the semi final 105-35 on August 8.