Rams crowned football champions

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The victorious champions - the Rams 2nds celebrate their grand final win over the Richmond Rovers

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The Byron Bay Rams 2nds were crowned football champions with a 3-1 pounding of Richmond Rovers last Friday.

The final was always going to be a great game, with both teams having strong seasons - Richmond finishing first and Byron Bay second on the ladder.

The first half was an end-to-end affair with neither side being able to put their chances away.

Byron came out on fire in the second half and took the advantage when Rovers conceded a penalty under the pressure. Byron continued their fluid passing game and was rewarded with a second goal from a header off a beautiful Byron free kick.

Rovers stepped up their game and managed to get a bit of a sniff with a converted corner, but Byron sealed the game with 10 minutes to go, Kym Gilham latching onto a through ball and beating the keeper to get his hat-trick.

It was a great end to an amazing season and another brilliant team performance by the Bay.

A big thank you and congratulations to James Saunders, the team and all the supporters.

Menno Koopmans