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Parkerville are through to the Hills Football Association preliminary final after a 9.9 (63) to 8.7 (55) win over Pickering Brook. BRIAN PALLISTER

Parkerville and Mundaring win semi-finals

MUNDARING will play in the Hills Football Association grand final after a 16.11 (107) to 12.7 (79) win over Chidlow last weekend.

On Friday at the association’s award night Pickering Brook player Riley Thompson and Jack Holley from Mt Helena were equal first in the Benjamin Seabrook medal.

Clinton Farrell from Chidlow won the President’s medal.

Brett McKinlay from Chidlow was the leading goal scorer.

Holley also won the Echo Newspaper’s most consistent player and Michael Italiano from Mundaring won the Betty Wilkins award.

Parkerville will play Chidlow in this weekend’s preliminary final after a 9.9 (63) to 8.7 (55) win over Pickering Brook last weekend.

In what was a mostly evenly contested first semi-final the Hawks flew out of the blocks and had four goals on the board by half way through the first quarter, catching the Bushrangers by surprise.

Ben Horsman was lively in the forward line and Clint Symes was pushing the ball forward from the centre.

Parkerville stemmed the flow with two late goals, to go into the first break 13 points down with the score at 4.2 (26) to 2.1 (13).

Stephen Capelli, Jacobe Williams and Reece Bacon were working hard around the ground pushing the Bushrangers forward where Billy Grey managed to convert.

Mitch Shilling was getting plenty of the footy on his wing and Seabrook medalist Riley Thompson was working his way into the game for the Hawks.

At the main break only three points separated the two teams, in the Hawks favor.

By three quarter time the Bushrangers had turned their half time deficit into a four-point lead in a low scoring game where both back lines were working hard to keep their opponents out.

The low scoring trend continued in the last quarter.

The Hawks reduced the margin to one point only to see a late goal give Parkerville an eight-point win.

Angus Thompson, Stephen Capelli, Jacobe Williams, Billy Grey and Reece Bacon were the best players for Parkerville.

Pickering Brook’s best players were Clint Symes, Mitch Shilling, Riley Thompson, Ben Baines and Tom Leeder.

Parkerville’s highest goal scorer was Billy Grey, with four goals followed by Joshua Hall with three.

Clint Symes scored three goals for Pickering Brook and Mitch Johnston scored two.

By Brian Pallister

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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