Young Blue among best

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT - By Kenji Sato

Nu­murkah foot­baller Josh O’Dwyer was re­cently named in the 2017 divi­sion one V/Line Cup Team of the Car­ni­val.

Rep­re­sent­ing Goul­burn Mur­ray, O’Dwyer played two games in the com­pe­ti­tion that as­sem­bled the most promis­ing young tal­ent from clubs across re­gional Vic­to­ria.

Goul­burn Mur­ray lost its first match to Gipp­s­land Power, but ral­lied to see off the Bendigo Pioneers in a tight con­test.

‘‘The games were great — a lot faster and more skil­ful than your reg­u­lar club footy,’’ O’Dwyer said.

De­spite a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult, the young foot­baller was ac­knowl­edged for his im­pres­sive ef­fort in the los­ing match against Gipp­s­land Power.

‘‘We kicked 17 points, so in­ac­cu­rate kick­ing didn’t help,’’ he said.

‘‘Our aim was to kick straight and hope that would get us over the line, which it did in the sec­ond game.

‘‘We had more of the ball and had more con­trol, so we were able to limit their scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.’’

O’Dwyer was shocked to be an­nounced as one of the best play­ers in his side af­ter the sec­ond match.

‘‘I was a bit over­whelmed. I wasn’t ex­pect­ing it, to be hon­est,’’ he said.

‘‘I tried to play the best game I could and get the most out of the ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

Goul­burn Mur­ray fin­ished fourth over­all among seven teams.

Suc­cess: Adam De­ci­cco cel­e­brates a goal for Leitchville-Gun­bower last sea­son. Pic­ture: Luke He­mer

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