Preliminary Final 1987

Season 1987 we finished on top of the Seniors ladder having recorded 16 wins, 3 losses and a draw.  Echuca finished 3rd with 14 wins, 5 losses and a draw.  Shepp finished in 4th possie with 14 wins and 6 losses.  Remember; we had lost the last three grand-finals.

We lost the 2nd Semi to Echuca - 15.7 (97) to 11.23 (89)  Richard WARNURTON kicked 4 goals, Craig BLIZZARD kicked 2, Greg SCHNERRING 2 and singles to Chris FORD, Kevin HICKS and Dallas TERLICH.  Our best players were listed as Warby, Gary KITTO, Ross SIDEBOTTOM, Skinny. Bruce FULLER and Chris WOODMAN.  That loss of course placed us into the Preliminary Final against Shepparton.

This game was at Deakin Reserve on Sunday 20th September 1987.  We won which gave us another crack at Echuca in the Big Dance.  And yes; we won the Flag over Echuca.  And yes; we won the next two flags too!  What a sensational era this was.

Can you see a similarity here yet?    1987  we lost the 2nd semi to Echuca     2013 we lost the 2nd semi to Kyabram     (close neighbours Echuca & Ky - OK?)

1987 we defeated Shepparton in the Prelim final at Deakin -  15.12 (102) to 11.10 (76)  Wayne "Jika" FORD kicked 6, Ross SIDEBOTTOM kicked 3, Dallas TERLICH 2,  Ross ADLEM 1, Craig BLIZZARD 1, Marcus SPENCER 1, Chris WOODMAN 1.    Our Best players were recorded to be Stephen RALPH, Mario De SANTA ANA, Matt STEVENS, Chris FORD, Wayne FORD, Bruce FULLER, Sidey & Skin.

See another similarity ?    We defeated at Shepparton based team in the Prelim - this week we play the other Shepparton based team in the Swans in the Prelim to have another crack at Ky (neighbour of Echuca.)  It all makes sence does'nt

1987 was an unbelievable fantastic season for us.  We had our Seniors, Reserves and Under 18's in the Grand Final.  Unfortunately just our Seniors won the flag - we defeated Echuca 18.23 (131) to the Murray Bombers 14.7 (91)  Our Reserves were defeated by Shepparton 19.14 (128) to our 16.13 (109) - Shepp also knocked us off in the Under 18's 15.13 (103) to 7.7 (49).

Our Under 18's were coached by Denis DAVIES with Russell HAACK as his Assistant - Gary OSBORN was the Team Manager.  Our team was :-  1.  Daryl SMITH  2. Stephen HILL  3.  Anthony SCOTT   4. Wayne WEBBER   5. Vince ZAMPAGLIONE    6.  Paul TOLL    7. David ROSSITER   8. John PATTISON   9. Tim SAULTRY   10.  T. FORD    11. Jason KELLY    13.  Adrian BURNS   14.  A. KELSON   15.  Rohan HILLMAN (Captain)    16.  Darren WHITEHEAD   17. Chris LIMOSANI    18.  M. CONROY    20.  J. ALEXANDER   21.  Chris COX (DVC)   22, David GRIFFIN    25. Brendan KENNA    26.  Brendan GUY    27. Scott GREIG    28. Cameron WALKER   30. Damien WOODMAN and 31. Jarrod DEMPSTER.

Apologies to the boys whose Christian names are not mentioned - could someone who knows the names please e-mail the footy club so we can amend this? 

Our Reserves list for the Grand Final was :-  Coach Trevor MORRIS, Team Manager Frank KITTO  --- 5. Rick McCLUSKEY   13. Jason DOYLE   15. Tom ZAMPAGLIONE   17. Trevor MORRIS   23. Ash BICKNELL   26. Rod SENIOR   28. Rod STEVENSON   29.  Stephen WEISS   30. Joe DiSTEFANO   31. Tim CONROY   32. Brian KEENAN  33. Tom AVRAM   35. John QUATTROCCHI   36. Peter MARSHALL  37. Kevin ORR   38. Dean HALL   39.  Paul BYRNE   40. Ed SLAVICH    41. G. COFFEY   42. George KATSOUTAS   43. Ross ADLEM   44. Nick DIMIT   45. Geoff QOSE   47. Mark HUNTER    48.  Ross WRIGHT    50. Tommy BOUMBIS   51. Shane WEBBER   52. John SFETCOPOULOS  57. Greg McPHERSON   60. Brendan HERRING. 

Our Seniors for the 1987 were :-  Coach Richard WARBURTON   Assistant Coach Gary KITTO   Team Manager John HOWLETT    1.  Wayne FORD   2. Stephen RALPH    3. Chris FORD    4.  Marcus SPENCER (Captain)    6. Gary KITTO    7. Andrew PARKER    8. Greg SCHNERRING   9. Geoff HALL   10. Kevin HICKS    11. Dallas TERLICH    12. Dean PATTISON   14. Chris WOODMAN   18. Bruce FULLER    19. Mario De SANTA-ANA   20. Craig BLIZZARD   21. Mark LIMOSANI    22. George TRAIANIDIS   24. Matthew STEVENS   25. Ross SIDEBOTTOM   27. Richard WARBURTON   30. Joe DiSTEFANO    43. Ross ADLEM.

A prize to who can identify whose who :-      Jika ?    Jock ?     Ballbag?      Snapper?     Broth?     Bulldog?    Goober?    Cooch?      Skin?     The Golden Greek?        Skoie?      Perce?

Please send your answers to the footy club e-mail which is :-   sheppunitedfnc@mcmedia.com.au

Would'nt it be just the best feeling if we could repeat 1987 plus go one better and have the Reserves celebrating too?

NEVER SAY DIE DEMONS !!!!!! 




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10 Tatura 26
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7 Tatura 34
8 Benalla 28
9 Shepparton Swans 20
10 Mooroopna 20
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12 Euroa 4

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2 Kyabram 60
3 Euroa 50
4 Benalla 44
5 Echuca 44
6 Shepparton 40
7 Mansfield 36
8 Seymour 32
9 Rochester 28
10 Mooroopna 20
11 Shepparton Swans 12
12 Tatura 0