Young Blue among best
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