Ky sec­onds are best

Kyabram Free Press - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

KYABRAM Sec­onds (7.13) were thrilled to de­feat Shep­par­ton (4.12) in the GVL Foot­ball Grand Fi­nal in 1963. Led ably by Ern Hill, the Bombers won their sec­ond premier­ship flag in four sea­sons. The Kyabram team only lost one game through­out the sea­son and that was to Tatura.

The Bombers were strong phys­i­cally and were too ex­pe­ri­enced for the Shep­par­ton team. But Kyabram by no means had the flag dished out on a sil­ver platter and were forced to keep the pres­sure on from the first bounce to the last.

Goal kick­ers for Kyabram were R Bar­ret (3), E Hill, K Hartin, D Bates & L Wick­ham. Best for Kyabram were E Hill, K McDonell, R James, J Boardman, B Harlen, D Bates & R Clay.

The best and fairest award for the sea­son went to Dave Bates (52 votes) fol­lowed by Ron James (29), Brian Pleit­ner (27), Dick Clay (26), Max Mur­ley (24), Bernie Harlen ( 21), Ken Parks (20) & Ray Bar­ret (20).

The Kyabram se­niors were not so suc­cess­ful on the day in 1963 when they were de­feated by Shep­par­ton by nine points.

■ Com­piled by Eileen Sul­li­van, Kyabram His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety vol­un­tary li­brar­ian, from the files of the Kyabram Free Press.

Kyabram sec­onds 1963. Back row - Lau­rie Walsh, Ron Mur­ley, Dick Clay, Ron McRae, Keith Howard, Brian Pleit­ner, Ray Bar­rat, T Jones, John Boardman. Cen­tre row - Tony Bull (coach), John Dettman, Ge­off Rob­bins, Keith Hartin, Kevin McDon­nell, Bernie Harlen, Alf Vick, Max Mur­ley, Brian O’Meara, Dave Bates, Les An­der­son (trainer). Front row - Doug Goldswor­thy, Lindsay Wick­ham, Ian Hil­ton, Ron James, Ern Hill (cap­tain), Bryan Hil­ton, Ron Wilkin­son, Ray Cox.

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