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1970 - A NEW DECADE BEGINS

1970’s THE DROUGHT YEARS
Coming into a new decade with yet another group of outstanding young players and a proven coaching staff, the Club had every reason to feel optimistic about their chances of continuing the success story of the sixties.  Having lost two finals by narrow margins the previous year, the Gulls were buoyed by the fact that all three sides had figured prominently in the finals and there was sufficient depth of quality players to approach the season with confidence. Of course success doesn’t completely rest on one’s own planning. Other clubs were seeking the same prize and also preparing for the coming season. Reigning premiers Seaford would certainly challenge, but the Chelsea club were confident that they could wrest back the title, having felt slightly short changed the previous season. As it turned out, the Tigers had built on their successful side, and as the season progressed, were bordering on invincible. The Seagulls, however, had pushed them in both encounters and still considered themselves a chance as they approached the finals.
 
FINAL LADDER
1ST XV111
Team   W   L D  P   %
Seaford    17   1  68 167 
Chelsea  14   4  56 155
Mornington 14   4  56 142
Carrum  12   6  48 152
Sorrento  11   7  44 131
Edi / Asp    8 10  32   91
Hastings    6 12  24   73
F’ton Peninsula   4 14  16   83
Mt Eliza    4 14  16   66
F’ton Rovers   0 18    0   32
 
M. P. F. L.
BEST & FAIREST
 
Keith Robins Edi / Asp  31
Mike Demaine Mt Eliza  24
KEVIN ELLIS CHELSEA  21.5
Geoff Jones  Seaford  17
KEL MATTHEWS CHELSEA  17
 
FINALS
PERFORMANCES
2ND SEMI FINAL
SEAFORD 14.17.101 def CHELSEA 14.11.95
 
BEST PLAYERS
CHELSEA :       Williams, Canavan, Main, Chubb, Caffyn, Ellis, Scott.
SEAFORD :       Matthews, Kear, Beauman, Hindle, Alderson, Elphingstone, Kalkman.
GOAL KICKERS
 CHELSEA :      Main 4, Chubb 4, Ellis 2, Fitzgerald 2, Scott, Mason
 SEAFORD:       Elphingstone 6, Eldred 2, Pivetta 2, Beer, G. Alderson,W. Alderson.
 
PRELIMINARY FINAL
CHELSEA  21.18.144 def MORNINGTON 15.17.107
 
 
BEST PLAYERS
CHELSEA :      Scott, Fitzgerald, K. Canavan, Owens, Ellis.
M’TON      :      Louden, W. Morrison, Coyle, Shafter, Johnson, Dunlop.
 
GOALKICKERS
CHELSEA :      Owens 5, Campbell 4, Main 3, Ellis 3, Canavan, Matthews, Scott, Patterson
M’TON      :      Louden 4, Quanchi 3, Bowen 2, Moorcroft, Allison, Dunlop.
 
GRAND FINAL
 QUARTER BY QUARTER
CHELSEA :   2.4 4.8   5.11 10.15   75 PTS
SEAFORD:   1.4 4.11 10.19 15.21 111 PTS
 
BEST PLAYERS
CHELSEA :      Fitzgerald, Caffyn, K. Canavan, T. Canavan,
SEAFORD :      Beauman, Kear, O’Neill, G. Alderson, Beer.
 
GOAL KICKERS
CHELSEA :       Main 2, Smith, Scott, Mason, Owens, Chubb, Webster.
SEAFORD :       Jones 4, Elphingstone 3, O’Neill 2, Matthews 2, G. Alderson, Pivetta, W. Alderson, Esson.

KEY PERSONNEL
1970
PRESIDENT
Jack Duncan
VICE-PRESIDENTS
Bill Coghlan, ‘Tiger’ Collins, R. Pratt
SECRETARY
Frank Parsons
TREASURER
Doug Nielson
COMMITTEE
Bert Thompson, T. Cole, E. Cole
H. Jackson, M. Gee, F. Taylor
Alan Smith, S. Barnett, B. Clarke
Ken Knight, ‘Tich’ Brown, B. Ward
R. Peacock, ‘Wagga’ McDonald, Alec Gaskin
V. Coster, Ken Leslie, A. Wright
C. Kemp, L. Clarkson, P. Newman
K. Glowaski

CAPTAIN / COACH
Kevin ‘Curley’ Ellis
BEST & FAIREST
Kelvin Matthews
GOAL KICKING
Alan Campbell—43 goals
TRAINERS
‘Wagga’ McDonald, Alf Gray, Alf Hodge.


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