BROCK-Burrum won their fourth premiership in the past six seasons with a 50-point steamrolling of Jindera in Saturday’s grand final at Walbundrie.
The Saints backed up their successes in 2013, 2015 and 2016 with another ruthless performance led by twin towers Matt Seiter and Aidan Johnson.
The favourites led by only five points at the final change but kicked a stunning 8.6 to 1.3 in the last quarter to post an emphatic victory.
Coach Kade Stevens, who was ill in the lead-up to the match, was proud of the way his players responded after being seriously challenged.
“It’s so good,” Stevens said.
“I didn’t see that margin at the end coming.
“Jindera were hard to play against and it wasn’t until the final quarter that we were able to break them.
“We have a great club and I’m really happy for everyone involved.”
While it was utter joy in the Brock-Burrum camp after the match, Jindera were left shattered by a third straight grand final defeat in coach Kerry Bahr’s final match at the helm.
Once again it was a key forward who hurt the Bulldogs on grand final day.
Brock-Burrum’s Kylin Morey brought them unstuck in 2016 with six goals, Osborne’s George Alexander was the matchwinner last season and Johnson did the damage on Saturday.
Johnson, who was recruited from Lavington and looks set to play in the Ovens and Murray next season, was a powerhouse in the air.
He finished with two goals including one in the final quarter when he defied his height to pick up a bouncing ball and kick truly.
Johnson narrowly missed another when a booming set shot from 55-metres hit halfway up the post.
Seiter won the ruck contest, John-Roy Williams was electrifying on a wing, Stevens had a huge second-half, Eddy Ziebarth showed flashes of brilliance in attack and Lachie Boyd mopped up superbly in defence.
Full-back Jeremy Luff capped off a fine season by restricting key Bulldog Trent Castles to one major.
Jindera had to fight every inch of the way to make the grand final and the effort took its toll in the final 25 minutes.
After being brave for three quarters, the wheels fell off as Brock-Burrum’s midfielders seized complete control.
Young wingman Dylan Pettingill kicked three goals in a fine performance while Tom Weldon held Nick Brockley and Rhys Preston was a workhorse on the ball.
“We knew we had the group to do it and I’m so happy we did,” Stevens said.
“It was do-or-die.
“I thought everyone played their role.