Alvie young gun on track for ton

Alvie junior footballer Cullan Spence is seven goals off reaching triple figures heading into the final game of the Colac district home-and-away season tomorrow.

Alvie junior footballer Cullan Spence admits it would be a good feeling to reach triple figures in tomorrow’s under-17.5 clash against South Colac.

The tall forward sits on 93 goals after a dominant season in attack, having averaged 5.8 goals in his 16 games for the undefeated Swans.

He is on track to become the first Colac disrict league junior footballer to reach the ton during the home-and-away season since Otway Districts’ Michael Gray in 2012, but Spence said team success would always be his main focus, as he aims to lead the ladder-leading Swans into finals with another win.

Spence and his teammates tomorrow take on South Colac, a team he kicked nine goals against in round nine.

“It’s all come as a bit of a surprise, at the start of the year I wouldn’t have expected to even come close,” he said.

“Heading into this weekend, I’d like to kick 100 but I’d rather make sure we have a good win and take some form into finals.”

The Trinity College Colac Year 11 student has become a force in junior football during the past 12 months, after starting his career in defence.

A move into attack midway through last year was a big factor in the Swans’ run towards the 2016 Colac district under-17.5 flag.

Spence credited his team for his big hauls this season, which included seven bags of seven or more goals, and three of 10 or more.

“I wasn’t really that good at footy the last few years,” he said.

“I only kicked about 19 goals last year, I started the season in the backline and then halfway through the season I went forward.

“I haven’t done anything different this year, just training as usual.

“I just think the team has improved, the delivery has been really good this season.”

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