By Casey O'Connor
United Redbacks had plenty of reasons to celebrate after their win against Carlton in the Stanthorpe Football Grand final game on Saturday.
The win is the clubs fourth on the trot and the club’s 12th Grand final in years. It is a remarkable record.
Before Saturday’s game there were plenty of familiar faces with former players on hand speaking with pride and passion about the United jersey.
Carlton were chasing their first grand final win in some time and were always going to come out firing after their win over City in the major semi-final.
The sides had met three times during the season resulting on one win to United and two draws setting the scene for a top class grand final.
The Redbacks began with enthusiasm and held a two-nil lead at the break.
A determined Carlton came out harder and tougher in the second half and scored early in the second half putting the Redbacks under pressure.
The seasoned Redbacks players stepped up and stuck to the game plan.
Man of the Match Kobi Jones chased everything, keeping alive United’s dream of a fourth straight Grand final win.
The introduction of some of the more experience players in the second half allowed the Redbacks to hold on for a two-one victory.
In other grand final games Ballandean defeated Inter Club in the Ladies.
In the Senior Colts game Carlton defeated Inter Club.
United were successful in the Junior Colts while the winner of the Fillies grand final was Inter Club who had a win over Carlton.
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