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Seniors Goorambat 6.7 (43) def by Benalla All Blacks 13.13 (91)

With All Blacks coming off the bye at full strength on Saturday the game was always going to be a tough one for the boys, with injuries to key players Ben Reaburn, Rob Staff and Cambell McCoy not helping.

All Blacks got off to a good start in what was always going to be a great contest of the two local clubs.

Goorambat was struggling to get the ball out of the centre allowing All Blacks first use.

The boys came out after the long break playing a better brand of football we have seen from them so far this season, with

James Webb the standout again in the backline with his attack on the ball.

Best Players: James Webb (Peter Davis Rural), Toby Feehan (Goorambat Railway Hotel), Cooper McCoy (Royal Hotel), Aaron Cooke (Hollywood’s Pizza), Joel Docker (J&A Gladstone), Gary Priest (Benalla Myotherapy).

Goals: Brock McCabe 2, Aaron Cooke 1, Curtis Anker 1, Sam Gladstone 1, Tom Ryan 1.

Reserves Goorambat 0.1 (1) def by Benalla All Blacks 29.8 (182)

Goorambat reserves came up against a very good reserves team in All blacks at full strength on Saturday, but to their credit they did not stop trying.

Matt Dunstan and Clinton Relf were standouts for the Bats, with both of them standing tall against the onslaught in the backline, with Riley Kego working hard in the ruck.

Best players: Matt Dunstan (Bouwmeeste­rs Bakery), Clinton Relf (Royal Hotel), Haider AlHasnawi (Sports Power), Riley Kego (Benalla Racing Club), Will Hoskins (Munro & Sargent Gallery Cafe´ ), Sam Frampton.

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