Three in a row for ju­nior Pi­geons

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies Classies -

Foggy wet con­di­tions greeted the young Pi­geons on Sun­day as they took to the field look­ing for three wins in a row.

The boys were full of con­fi­dence from the pre­vi­ous weeks as they tack­led the fourth­placed Raiders out­fit.

With home ground ad­van­tage, the boys started slowly in tight tense first quar­ter with nei­ther side giv­ing an inch in a very will­ing and con­tested game of foot­ball.

Af­ter some mi­nor ad­just­ments at quar­ter time, the boys started to gain con­trol of the game, tack­ling hard and lift­ing there work rate.

Jet Peters was the ben­e­fi­ciary of fine lead up play and kicked the first goal of the game. Darby Mullins was in­flu­en­tial in the ruck giv­ing the on ballers first look at the foot­ball.

More scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties would come to­ward the end of the quar­ter with Ja­cob Prestage look­ing lively across half for­ward along with first-gamer Noah Clarke.

Just like the first quar­ter the third was an arm wres­tle.

With both de­fences on top scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties were hard to come by, but when they did it was Raiders who took ad­van­tage kick- ing a goal late in the quar­ter clos­ing the gap to three points at the last change.

A re­fo­cussed Pi­geon out­fit came out with a steely re­solve lead by Darcy Hicks who stood his ground tak­ing a vi­tal in­ter­cept mark deep in the last line of de­fence early in the last quar­ter. In a flash of bril­liance the boys switched the play to the clu­b­room side of the ground.

Hard run­ning Jack Bassett, who was bril­liant all day, gath­ered the ball su­perbly and ran hard kick­ing long into for­ward line find­ing loose play­ers ev­ery­where.

Xavier Walker fin­ished off the move with a great team goal. Mitch Lough­nan capped off another hard work­ing game with a sealer to de­liver a hard-fought vic­tory.

The boys now sit 3 and 3 and are look­ing for­ward to the next chal­lenge at home against the Bull­dogs.

Scores: Yar­ra­wonga 3.6.24 de­feated Wodonga Raiders Red 1.3.9

Goals: Jet Peters, Xavier Walker, Mitch Lough­nan.

Awards: Coaches and Win­gates – Jack Bassett, Lough­nan Award – Ja­cob Prestage, DeOleveira Award – Cal­lum DeOleveira, Vo­dusek Award – Darby Mullins, Sub­way Award – Noah Clarke.

Cal­lum DeOleveira burns off an op­po­nent.

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