Jervois are back-to-back River Murray Football League premiers
The Bluds have defeated Imperials by 51 points in the 2021 grand final.
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Jervois have gone back-to-back by winning the 2021 River Murray Football League premiership.
The Bluds did it easily at Mypolonga on Saturday, breaking Imperial hearts for the second year in a row.
It was all one-way traffic in the second quarter, as Jervois kicked five goals and kept Imps scoreless on their way to a 51-point victory, 14.5 (89) to 5.8 (38).
Playing coach Taite Silverlock was named best on ground and awarded the Bohdan Cybulka Medal.
He quickly deflected the attention to his teammates – “there’s 21 best players in my eyes”.
“You boys bloody deserve this,” he said.
“You’ve been the best side out on the park all year.”
He thanked Jervois’ staff and supporters, and paid tribute to Imperials, a well-drilled group he predicted would bounce back in 2022.
He also thanked the league for charting a course through the season: postponing the second-half fixture by a week and declaring three matches drawn due to COVID-related interruptions.
In the reserves, Ramblers defeated last year’s premiers, Jervois, 9.10 (64) to 5.5 (35).
Tailem Bend won in the under 18s, Mannum the under 16s and Imperials the under 14s, giving five of the league’s seven clubs some silverware to take home.