Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO: Tony Kubeil

Mar­cello Mer­curi looks down field for a lead dur­ing Euroa’s un­der 12 match against Wan­dong.

IT was a dif­fer­ent look­ing side this week with some play­ers out with camp du­ties and some oth­ers still in­jured from last week’s game.

The ground was look­ing good given the rain that Euroa had had dur­ing the week and al­though it was a bit cold on the side­lines, the weather gods were shin­ing on the team again.

It was a tight af­fair to start the game with no side able to break through with the open­ing score.

Strong work in the mid­dle from Squeak, Tal, and Dub got the ball for­ward to Chello who reg­is­tered the team first through the big sticks.

One more from Chello and an­other from Os­car Groves had the Pies up at the first break.

Wan­dong came out with plenty of fire in the sec­ond quar­ter and were putting heaps of pres­sure on the back six.

Eddy Til­ton and Caid Miller did a fan­tas­tic job of keep­ing them at bay.

Sev­eral missed op­por­tu­ni­ties in front of goal for the Pies had Wan­dong back in the game at half time.

Half time score: Euroa 4.4.26; Wan­dong 2.1.13.

It was a strong team ef­fort to start the third, and thanks to a lucky bounce, Caid Miller put one through the big sticks.

Euroa’s mids were start­ing to get on top from the stop­pages but it was Will Smyth who was hav­ing a blinder, to boot three from long range for the term.

The fi­nal term was a con­tin­u­a­tion of the pre­vi­ous three.

Ul­ti­mately it was a great team ef­fort from full back to full for­ward.

The Pies fin­ished up the game singing the song and con­tin­u­ing their march to the fi­nals - go Pies.

PHOTO: Dale Mann

A SCRAM­BLE FOR THE BALL: Will Smyth has Wan­dong play­ers breath­ing down his neck in this con­test.

PHOTO: Tony Kubeil

ON THE RUN: Sam Lee col­lects the ball to clear from de­fence with sup­port from Cody Marin (left), Caid Miller and Talleigh Mc­Cabe.

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