Re­serves win way to a grand fi­nal

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

WITH the avail­abil­ity of a num­ber of se­nior play­ers com­ing back into the team due to their de­feat the pre­vi­ous week, the team took to the field with what most sup­port­ers thought to be a very strong re­serves’ team.

This would have to be the case as the Kyabram team would be a for­mi­da­ble op­po­nent.

The game opened with much pres­sure be­ing ap­plied by both teams with the play­ers be­ing forced to move the ball on quickly.

This caused much fum­bling of the ball but this was to be ex­pected as the teams were play­ing fi­nals foot­ball.

The Euroa team were quickly on the score­board through a snapped goal from Brad Glee­son.

The Euroa team ap­peared to be in con­trol dur­ing the first part of the first quar­ter but to the credit of the op­po­si­tion Kyabram worked their way back into the game with most peo­ple at the game think­ing this was go­ing to be a very tough and even game of foot­ball.

Quar­ter time scores: Euroa 3.0.18; Kyabram 1.2.8

The sec­ond quar­ter was again a very even con­test with Euroa scor­ing three goals one to Kyabram three goals four point with Euroa go­ing into the half time break with a seven point lead.

This was a quar­ter of missed op­por­tu­ni­ties by both teams with Euroa turn­ing the ball over and Kyabram miss­ing a num­ber of scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties

Half time scores: Euroa 6.1.37; Kyabram 4.6.30

It was thought that the third quar­ter would de­fine the out­come of the game but this was not to be, as nei­ther side was able to take their op­por­tu­ni­ties and place goal score pres­sure on their op­po­nents.

This was a very low scor­ing quar­ter of foot­ball with Euroa scor­ing only one goal two be­hinds and Kyabram only five be­hinds with a num­ber of them be­ing kick­able op­por­tu­ni­ties for goals.

But to the credit of the Euroa team and es­pe­cially the de­fen­sive group, they knuck­led down work­ing to­gether to hold the Kyabram team out dur­ing the quar­ter and hold a ten point lead at three quar­ter time break

Three quar­ter time scores: Euroa 7.3.45; Kyabram 4.11.35

With much en­cour­age­ment from the coach­ing group, the Euroa team took to the park with a very strong and pleas­ing quar­ter of fi­nals foot­ball.

They got on top at the stop­pages re­sult­ing in many for­ward fifty en­tries giv­ing the team a very good four goals three be­hinds quar­ter whilst the back­line were able to hold the Kyabram team to only one be­hind which was a very good ef­fort of fi­nals foot­ball.

The for­ward line was led by B Glee­son in the for­ward line and Travis Burls in de­fence.

Craig Bam­ford and Brad Cunningham were in on-ball roles and tar­gets in the for­ward line.

Nick Thom­son and Jake Smith were also valu­able con­trib­u­tors to the group giv­ing much run and con­test across the ground.

The team was able to come away with a very good six goal vic­tory against good op­po­si­tion from the Kyabram team

Fi­nal Scores: Euroa 11.6.72; Kyabram 4.12.36

It is hard to men­tion all play­ers on the re­port but the writer be­lieves that all play­ers con­trib­uted dur­ing the game when the need to com­pete was placed in front of them.

So as the teams moves to­wards the Grand Fi­nal let all the coaches and play­ing group leave no stone un­turned in the team’s quest to win the grand fi­nal.

As was ob­vi­ous af­ter a week­end of fi­nals foot­ball, both Re­serves team who will fight out the preliminary fi­nal next Sun­day will pro­vide Euroa with stiff op­po­si­tion and the team will have to be right at the top of their game.

This has been a great year for the Euroa Re­serves so it is hoped that the team will fin­ish off with a vic­tory on grand fi­nal day.

The club urges all sup­port­ers to get to Deakin Re­serve and sup­port the Euroa Re­serves’ team’s quest for vic­tory.

Best Play­ers: B Glee­son, T Burls, C Bam­ford, B Cunningham, N Thom­son, J Smith.

Goal kick­ers: B Glee­son 4, R Wil­son 3, and one each to B Cunningham, J Tremellen, S Pat­ten, C Bam­ford.

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