Central Midlands Coastal take third after splitting results at country championships

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CMCFL Curtis Purser against Harry Taylor in game one.
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The Central Midlands Coastal Football League finished in a credible third place following a mixed weekend of results at the Country Football Championships.

The CMCFL squad competed in division 2 and had a Mid West derby first up as they took on the Great Northern Football League but were outclassed.

They were held to two points in the first half and though Isaac Devitt-Boyd ensured they got a major on the board were no match in the midfield as Kim and Jayden Schofield dominated in a 7.3 (45) to 1.3 (9) loss.

Central Wheatbelt was the next challenge as captain Rhys Waters got them off to a perfect start with a goal inside the first minute.

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Wheatbelt responded with the next two goals before Todd Kenny got one back right before the siren to make it a one-point game.

Wheatbelt would not score again as CMCFL dominated the half led by Waters who finished with four goals with one each to Curtis Alinter, Maverick Hamilton and Devitt-Boyd as they kept their finals hopes alive with an 8.3 (51) to 2.3 (15) thumping.

Coastal had another big win in their next game over Eastern Districts kicking four unanswered goals in the second half with Devitt-Boyd leading the way with three with Waters adding another two to his name.

They faced the undefeated Goldfields in their final match and would need a big win to jump the GNFL side for second place and a spot in the final.

They started brightly enough as Waters won the ball out the middle to send a bouncing ball inside 50 with Dylan Allan awarded a free kick for a high tackle and kicked the opening goal.

However, it would be the last goal they would score on the weekend as Goldfields dominated the contest with two goals to Tom Gillett as the eventual champions eased home 7.9 (51) to 1.2 (8).

Waters who led from the front and played all around the ground was named in the all-star squad in a terrific individual weekend.

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