It took a golden goal, but Yoogali SC managed to claim the under 16s title with a 1-0 win over Yenda Tigers at Yellow Tail Park.
Both sides came close to opening the scoring during regular time, with Yenda's best chance a shot from Hayden Patten which forced a goal-line clearance from Reuben Donadel five minutes before the half-time break.
Donadel had a strong chance of his own to break the deadlock for Yoogali early in the second half, but his effort was denied by the upright.
With the scores locked at the end of regular time, both sides returned to the field for a golden goal period of extra time.
Yoogali thought they had secured the win in the second minute of extra time after Bryan Flores finished off a Mason Donadel free-kick, but Flores was adjudged to have strayed offside for the final shot.
However, the side did not have to wait much longer to claim victory, with the side breaking the deadlock a minute later through a Luca Vecchio header.
Yoogali SC co-coach Jaeden Andreazza said the match was always going to be tight considering the closeness of the matches against Yenda during the campaign.
We didn't know if we were going to have a team.Yoogali SC co-coach Jaeden Andreazza
"They pushed us all season," he said.
"Yenda started off better, but once the game grew... we got into it better.
"It had everything a final needed."
For Yoogali, the victory caps off a tumultuous season for the side, with the team struggling to field a full squad at various points in the campaign.
"We didn't know if we were going to have a team," Andreazza said.
"The first time we played Yenda we only had eight aged players playing because players were everywhere - suspended, away - and it was difficult."
Connor Bourke picked up the man of the match award for his efforts in the Yoogali side.
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