Ideal end for model player

Irymple captain Brad Eaton bows out a winner in his final game for the Swallows. INSET: With sons Archie and Macey and the premiership cup. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone

Irymple captain Brad Eaton bows out a winner in his final game for the Swallows. INSET: With sons Archie and Macey and the premiership cup. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone

GOING into the last quarter of Saturday’s SFNL grand final at City Oval, Irymple needed a hero.

And, like many a time over more than a decade, it was captain Brad Eaton who answered the call one last time.

Ouyen United had kicked the last five goals and had the breeze, trailing by just 11 points and charging hard.

The first goal of the last quarter would be vital, and 37 seconds in the ball fell to Eaton deep in the ­Irymple forward line at the Etiwanda Avenue end.

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