Magpies back on winners list
EUROA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB - SENIORS
THE Euroa senior team bounced back onto the winners list at the weekend with a win over the Mansfield Eagles in Mansfield.
JD Hayes returned, alongside high-profile recruit Rohan Bail and exciting youngsters Kayne Davidson and Jett Trotter.
These four inclusions were further complimented by the late call-up of local boy Jack Broughton for his first senior game for the club.
This was a well- deserved promotion rewarding excellent effort in the reserve grade team throughout the year.
The game began well with both sides playing some fast-moving high quality football on the somewhat small Mansfield ground.
Jacob Gleeson again displayed all the calmness of an experienced veteran coupled with the adventure of a young excitement machine as he repeatedly made excellent use of the ball both in the heavy traffic and out in the open.
This meant the likes of Will McFarlane, Jett Trotter, Brad Gleeson (playing his 101st game and running through the banner as is custom) and Brad Cunningham were able to be on the end of some good delivery into the forward line.
The back six had a slight read- justment after quarter time with Ben Harrison taking charge in the absence of that man Adam Tarrant.
This group again displayed excellent team defence throughout this quarter to set-up many forward moves, resulting in a number of goals.
The Magpies were duly able to put scoreboard pressure on the Mansfield team from here on in as the game developed into an entertaining affair in the second half.
With a 10 goal lead at three quarter time and the breeze at their back, the Magpies, now missing a couple due to injuries incurred in the match (best wishes to Ben Hayes here), ran out the match well winning the quarter, albeit slightly, to secure the match by 11 goals.
A tight tussle is expected again on Saturday with the Tatura Bulldogs on the Memorial Oval in Euroa.
Two games to go and the final six, apart from top spot, not quite settled means every match is vital in the quest to finish in the most advantageous position for a crack at the flag!
Coridollar: Last week’s winners of the Coridollars draws were Nate Trotter (number 208) and Brad McCann (number 297).
Magpie Magic Memberships: The seventh and eighth winners of the current 50 weeks of draws happened last week at the club with Brian and Gus Varley (number 34) as well as Riley and Jye Bjorksten (number 6) each taking out the $500 cash!
Sponsor of the week: Next Office Tech (formerly Solar City Office)
Please note that the club is holding a social function this Saturday evening, August 19: Octoberfest!
Come along from 7pm, for a wonderful night! ‘My town, my club, my team!’ Final score: Euroa 19.17.131; Mansfield 9.10.64
Goal Kickers: W. McFarlane 5, J. Baring 3, J. Trotter 2, J. Hayes 2, B. Gleeson 2, R. Bail 2, N. Gilliland, B. Cunningham, R. Bjorksten
Best Players: J. Baring, R. Bail, J. Trotter, B. Storer, W. McFarlane
STRONG HANDS: Will McFarlane took control in this contest and added to his five goal total for the day.
WELCOME RETURN: JD Hayes (12) was back in the team and helped Euroa achieve a strong win against Mansfield.