Mag­pies hold sec­ond spot


AF­TER a run of wins by sig­nif­i­cant mar­gins, the Euroa sup­port­ers were ex­pect­ing this game to be a more even con­test against their op­po­si­tion who were sit­ting sec­ond on the lad­der.

Al­though the Shep­par­ton side came out to match the Euroa team at the con­test, the Euroa re­serves were able to set­tle into the game and take con­trol of the ball hit­ting the score­board dur­ing the first quar­ter with four goals.

They held the Shep­par­ton team goal­less and con­tin­ued through the game to come away with an­other com­fort­able win­ning mar­gin.

With a good mix of play­ers across the ground, the team was very strong with a num­ber of se­nior play­ers amongst the group try­ing to im­press the se­lec­tors as well as a num­ber of young play­ers striv­ing to con­tinue their good form and win a run in the se­nior team.

Jack Broughton con­tin­ued on with his good form play­ing hard con­tested footy as well as giv­ing good run out of the back­line.

Craig Bam­ford was able to gain many pos­ses­sions dur­ing the game with his foot­ball smarts set­ting up many op­por­tu­ni­ties for the team.

Ben Hayes, com­ing back from a num­ber of games in the se­niors, was also a good con­trib­u­tor with strong run through the mid­field and hard con­test at the ball.

Nick John­son, re­turn­ing to the team af­ter a break, was solid across the half­back line with many clear­ances of the ball in de­fence into our for­ward line.

Matthew Hess as al­ways was a strong con­trib­u­tor to the team.

His pres­ence at the stop­pages and abil­ity to win the ball is very im­por­tant to the team.

Hae­dyn Sav­ille was again good with his run and carry over the ground mak­ing him one of the bet­ter play­ers.

The team again put to­gether good pas­sages of play but on oc­ca­sions tended to butcher the ball by foot.

This is some­thing the team need to im­prove on as they move into the im­por­tant part of the sea­son.

Fi­nal Scores: Euroa 16.7.103; Shep­par­ton Bears 7.3.45

Best Play­ers: J Broughton, C Bam­ford, B Hayes, N John­son, M Hess, H Sav­ille

Goal kick­ers: R Wil­son 4, M Hess 2, S Pat­ten 2, H Sav­ille 2, C Bam­ford, A Han­ra­han, J Smith, B Hayes, H Lane, J Tremellen.

PHO­TOS: Paul Mur­ray

OUT­NUM­BERED: Will McFar­lane un­der pres­sure from Shep­par­ton Bears’ play­ers in the se­nior match on Satur­day.

PHOTO: Paul Mur­ray

CLASH: Sam Wright gives it his all in the ruck.

SHOW­ING HIS STYLE: Ja­cob Glee­son was named as the best on the ground in the se­nior team.

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