A strong fourth quarter has propelled Country to a 16-point win against City in the 2017 MAC Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Playing in the curtain-raiser to the Adelaide v GWS AFL match, Country booted three goals while restricting City to just two behinds in the final term.
Now ahead 7-4 in the win-loss column, the boys from the bush were led strongly by captain Brian Fenton who booted three goals en route to earning the Peter Kitschke Medal as his team’s best player.
The Combe brothers – Campbell and Will – were also strong contributors in the midfield for Country while former North Adelaide captain Todd Miles also played an important role.
City was best served by Sacred Heart’s Mitch Parr, who won the Bill Botten Medal as his side’s strongest performer.
Former SANFL players Brad Geddes, Richard O’Grady and Michael Clinch were also among City’s best.
2017 MAC Cup Scoreboard
Country 2.2, 4.3, 7.4, 10.5 (65)
City 1.3, 4.5, 7.5, 7.7 (49)
BEST – Country: B. Fenton, W. Combe, C. Carr, C. Combe, T. Miles, B. O’Neil.
City: M. Parr, B. Geddes, R. O’Grady, L. Whitelock, M. Clinch.
GOALS – Country: B. Fenton 3, S. Smith, W. Combe 2, C. Combe, A. Merrett, M. Warmington 1.
City: N. Wark, B. Geddes, M. Parr 2, R. O’Grady 1.
PETER KITSCHKE MEDAL – Brian Fenton (Meningie)
BILL BOTTEN MEDAL – Mitch Parr (Sacred Heart OS)
The victorious MAC Cup team for 2017 – Country. Photo Peter Argent