Century for Alvie footballer

Alvie under-17.5 footballer Cullan Spence, pictured front, booted five goals in the Swans’ second semi-final win on Saturday to become just the second junior player in Colac District Football Netball League recent history to notch up triple figures. Spence said he was happy to achieve the milestone and be able to turn his attention to helping the Swans win back-to-back premierships.

Alvie footballer Cullan Spence became just the second junior footballer in recent Colac District Football Netball League history to reach triple figures in the Swans’ second semi-final win.

Spence booted five goals, to take his total to 100 for the season, in Alvie’s dominant 12.5 (77) to 2.4 (16) win against Irrewarra-Beeac, which earned the Swans a spot in their fourth grand final in six years, and a chance for back-to-back premierships.

Otway Districts’ Michael Gray was the last junior to reach the ton, when he bagged 104 goals in 2012.

“Obviously getting into the grand final was the main goal but it’s pretty good to achieve,” Spence said post-match.

“I was hoping to get it out of the way early in finals, it takes that bit of added pressure away from set shots,” he said.

“I thought we played well, hopefully we can take some momentum into the grand final and go back to back.”

Swans coach and senior footballer Andre DeLorenzo said Spence had worked hard to achieve the rare feat this season, while a growth spurt had also proven handy.

“It’s a massive achievement, I’ve never been involved in anything like that so it’s been good to watch,” he said.

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