Kiewa outmuscled Beechworth
A second quarter where they managed only a point while Kiewa posted three goals, two behinds was the difference in the game.
Three goals ten behinds was not the reward against an accurate opponent who booted only six goals three.
L Jacobssson got two while P. Voight snagged the other.
They joined A.Walker, F. Jacobsson,and C Maher among the best while T Webb was best on ground in a very even team performance.
The under 14 continue to impress and show what a well disciplined and drilled side can accomplish. It is difficult to pick out the best as everyone is contributing.
Scalzo, Wilkinson and Hirst continue to provide a solid defence while midfielders and forwards benefit sharing the goals around. Mom with six was outstanding, while Ross and Parkinson both got three and Pfahlert was the only other multiple scorer.
North, Shedden, Manderville and Mace scored singles, as did O Meara and Pronk who both featured among the best.
On the courts, the Bushies battled hard at every level but once again could not taste victory on their home courts against better credentialed opposition. With the courts like skating rinks and a temperature that made it difficult to execute basic skills the players again had to focus on their development.
There are a few games next week; A, B and C grades which should be close.
If A grade take their best to Wodonga it would be fitting that they finish the season with a win to recognize their resilience all year.
B and C grade will also have to show their best but if conditions suit they have shown that they compete until the very end and could taste victory.
The under 18 also showed their effort until the end matching Kiewa in the last quarter.
The under 15 and under 13 will again face serious competition but can take comfort that they are developing improved skills and systems which will be valuable for their future.
It is a pity that they will finish the season away from home and will not be featuring in the finals but all teams can be proud of their efforts and participation.
They will be able to celebrate a season where the scoreboard does certainly not reflect the game.
HIGHLIGHT REEL: Beechworth’s Kayde Surrey flys for a mark.