WHEN you are pitted against a club on the cusp of a fourth consecutive Mid South East Football League premiership, you can count on the Pitts.
In arguably one of the most exhilarating grand finals the region has seen, it was two kicks from Robe brothers Craig and Jake Pitt in the final 12 seconds of play at Glencoe on Saturday that returned premiership glory to the seaside faithful and heart-break to Mount Burr.
A picture-perfect torpedo out of defence from Jake travelled almost 70 metres aided by a strong breeze, with a quick gather and snap from brother Craig rolling across the goal line just seconds before the final siren, handing Robe a three-point win.
While a new king was crowned in the football, there was no changing of the guard in the Mid South East Netball Association as Kalangadoo withstood a Tantanoola challenge to notch up its seventh consecutive premiership with a 52-44 victory.
It was the Magpies’ 25th consecutive grand final appearance, having lost just three deciders in that time and took their overall premiership tally to 33 since the association was formed in 1961.