News from AFL Japan - 2014 Top League Grand Final
Monday, December 15 2014 @ 11:07 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Cam Homes
Tokyo Bay Suns victorious in AFL Japan Top League.
The AFL Japan Top League2014 Grand Final was played out between the Tokyo Bay Suns and the Tokyo Goannas at the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club on the 29th November.
In a close fought match the Tokyo Bay Suns reigned supreme 12-10 (82) at the final siren, to the Tokyo Goannas 10-13 (73).
Following an even first quarter where both teams kicked 3-4 and the second quarter in which the Goannas kicked ahead with a nine point lead at half time. Goannas 7-7 (49) to Suns 6-4 (40)
The third quarter could be said to have followed the “traditional/proverbial” premiership quarter format with the Suns piling on 4-4 to the Goannas five behinds. Suns 10-8 (68) to Goannas 7-12 (54)
The Suns were able to hold on to that lead (actually increasing by 1 point) 2 goals 2 behinds to the Goannas 2 goals 1 behind, running out the game 9 points ahead 12-10 (82) to 10-13 (73)
Leading Goal kicking for the Grand final was shared by Kunpie Komura (Suns) and Gordon Jones (Goannas) with 5 apiece.
Suns: Komura 5, Tanaka (jun) 4, Aoyama, Nakamura, R Ho 1.
Goannas: G Jones 5, L Eyes 2, Selinger, Kerr, Wilson 1.
Best player in the Grand Final was Masaya Nakamura.
Today 11th December the 2014 AFL Japan Awards were announced.
Peter Wilson Medal : Michito Sakakai (R246 Lions)
Season Leading Goal Scorer: Kunpei Komura (Tokyo Bay Suns) 45 Goals
Rising Star Award: Kyosuke Sato (Shonan Poseidons)
All Star Team for 2014:
Michito Sakaki (R246 Lions), Brett Snowden (Suns), Sohei Yoshida (Komozawa Magpies), Luke Eyes (Goannas), Yoshiharu Sasaki (Senshu Powers), Masaya Nakamura (Suns), Daichi Tanabe (Powers), Jumpei Ito (Powers), Evan Kerr (Goannas), Gordon Jones (Goannas), Tsuyoshi Kase (Eastern Hawks), Kunpei Komura (Suns), Seamus Ryan (Goannas) and Takuya Koizumi (R246 Lions).
Source; AFL Japan