Ovens and King footballers and netballers were one match short of achieving a clean sweep of victories on Saturday when they took on Farrer at WJ Findley Oval.
Ovens and King Football League recorded a 30-point win, however the under-18s were mauled by 86 points.
Goorambat footballer Ben Reaburn was named in the open squad, before Benalla All Blacks star player Cody Taylor joined him on Saturday morning.
Taylor had been named as an emergency, and got the call-up when Glenrowan star Karl Norman was a late withdrawal due to injury.
After finding out at 9.30 am he was playing, Taylor had to be at the ground and game-ready by 11.30 am.
‘‘For the preparation I had I reckon I did pretty well,’’ he said.
‘‘A good player always tries to find his head before a match so that’s what I tried to do, and that worked out for me.’’
Taylor said he and Reaburn both had good games, rotating through the wing and even playing on the wing together at times.
‘‘It’s a good opportunity to play with the best footballers in the league and show yourself what you’ve got and show everyone else what you’ve got,’’ Taylor said.
‘‘You learn a lot of things that you can take back and tell the boys.’’
Benalla Panthers’ Dylan ExtonCash was selected to play in the under-18 side, which was completely outplayed by Farrer.
The Ovens and King junior side went down by 86 points at WJ Findlay Oval, after being held goal-less for nearly three quarters.
Ovens and King had a successful day out in the netball on Saturday, with a 29-goal victory in open and an eight-goal victory in the under-17s.
Goorambat netballers Amelia Skilbeck and Kylie Button were joined in the open side by Benalla All Blacks’ Jo Toms and Michelle Button, while All Blacks youngster Taitum Maiwald played in the under-17 side.
Toms said the side played a great game of netball and was able to experiment with combinations on court.
‘‘We all jelled really well on the day and it was a strong performance,’’ she said.
‘‘It was good fun and a good win for the league. It’s nice to be in a really strong squad.’’
Toms said the under-17 side also performed well in a much closer match.
‘‘It started off close but after half-time they got a good lead and made some changes,’’ she said.
‘‘They made more changes in the final term and were able to extend their lead.’’