Southern Power break 32-year premiership drought

Picture: Supplied
Picture: Supplied

Southern Power have broken a 32-year drought to win their first premiership flag since 1986.

Southern’s reserves took out the Sydney AFL platinum division decider against arch rivals Macquarie University at International Sports Park, Blacktown on Sunday.

The Power scored a 9.5 (59) to 7.8 (50) victory, with best on ground awarded to Southern veteran Liam Davis who dominated the forward line to kick three goals.

Coach Matt Last was delighted with the result.

“We played Mac Uni three times this year and they finished as minor premiers,” he said. 

“We jumped on them in the first quarter with three quick goals but they came back at us hard in the second half and it's a credit to the boys that we hung on to win a thriller.”

Co-coach Ryan Fornasari the club would really celebrate capturing the flag.

“I've played and coached ressies for the past decade and this makes up for some lean seasons,” he said.