Agony and ecstasy at season’s end
THE Goulburn Valley and Kyabram District football and netball seasons concluded on the weekend, with grand finalists coming away on either the high of winning a premiership flag, or the low of falling just short.
In total there were six grand finals in which one or more local teams was involved, four of those coming away victors.
On Saturday the KDFL sides did battle in Mooroopna.
In the senior football it was Nagambie who were too strong for Violet Town, running away with it in a dominant second half to win 142 points to 89 points and claim back-to-back premierships.
The Lakers also tasted victory in the A grade netball as well, beating Tallygaroopna in a nail-biter 45-43.
In the B grade netball it was the Avenel Swans who took home the pennant, also defeating Tallygaroopna 42-38.
Tallygaroopna would have some success, with their C grade side beating Nagambie 43-32.
The Violet Town under 17s completed a rare perfect season, easily accounting for cross-shire rivals Nagambie 50-24 in the decider.
Few teams have been as dominant as the young Towners were in 2017, and they finished their season appropriately as premiers.
On Sunday Euroa Football Club’s reserves took to Deakin on a windy and warm day.
In a low scoring thriller, the Magpies went down by a solitary point against the Kyabram Bombers.
A cruel and devastating end to what had been a dominant season for the black and white.
Well done to all those who played in grand finals on the weekend.
Making it to the last game of the year is a great achievement in itself.
To the winners, congratulations; a premiership can be an elusive thing to win.
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