WRAPPED UP: Meteors’ Cooper Lems dominates the ball in a match against Yaralla at Meteors Sports Ground, Gladstone.
WRAPPED UP: Meteors’ Cooper Lems dominates the ball in a match against Yaralla at Meteors Sports Ground, Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric GLAMSOC

Yaralla's win over Meteors wraps up minor premiership

YARALLA clinched the minor premiership in men's first division football on Sunday with a win over the Meteors at Meteors Park.

The momentum swung both ways throughout the game.

Yaralla held a 3-2 lead with not long left on the clock and seemed destined to take victory before Meteors levelled the scores at three each.

Yaralla then found another leg and scored almost immediately from the resulting kick-off, eventually taking the match 4-3 to clinch the top spot.

"It was scrappy, that is definitely the best way to describe it," Yaralla coach Joe Smith said.

"The win is all about the determination of the players. It was a tight match."

During the first half, the minor premiership looked as if it might have had to be decided in the future during the first half as Meteors controlled the ball better than Yaralla and looked the more ominous of the sides.

"We dominated the first half and the second could have been anyone's," Meteors coach Nelson Rose said.

Yaralla then took charge of the match mid-way through the second period, taking the advantage and control of the match.

"They fought back and took the lead, we were flat, but then found something and got an equaliser." Rose said.

A couple of quick goals then threw in some excitement for onlookers, with the match delivering Yaralla the three points.

"Our boys came off puffing and they tried hard, but Yaralla were willing to take the extra step and just took the match," Rose said.

"It was a really spirited team performance," Smith said about his players.

"It was very pleasing to do it. Some of the guys had to play with injuries so the minor premiership is a good reward."

Yaralla now aim to manifest pre-finals form against BITS while Meteors have a week off and an ever improving Clinton travels to play Valleys.