Tipping master goes back to back

The Collie Mail's Angela Fleay hands over the grand final tickets to footy tipping competition winner Corene King.
The Collie Mail's Angela Fleay hands over the grand final tickets to footy tipping competition winner Corene King.

Collie Florist owner Corene King will be going to the AFL Grand Final for the second year in a row after taking out the 2018 Collie Mail footy tipping competition.

Ms King finished the season with 141 winners, just one tip ahead of the Lions Club’s Ray Zinner on 140.

Everything almost went wrong for Ms King in the final round, as she saw Mr Zinner draw level with just three games remaining.

However she claimed victory in the final game of the season as she correctly tipped North Melbourne’s win over St Kilda, while Mr Zinner had taken the Saints.

It was the second straight season that Ms King had taken the win after she also beat Leon Pitchers by a single point in the 2017 competition.

Ms King said there was no secret to her success, but that she had ‘gotten lucky’ as results began to fall her way in the second half of the season.

T and S Painting’s Troy Anderson, Collie Tyre and Exhaust’s Al Chapman and the Collie Mail’s Angela Fleay all finished third with 138 points.