Deniliquin Pastoral Times
It’s Redeyes v Redeyes
As COVID continues to wreak havoc on regional sport, the Blighty Football and Netball Club found a creative way to let the show go on last weekend.
The club held intraclub matches for its football and netball teams, which predictably led to chaos and fun on the field.
‘‘Blighty took on Blighty today in what was undisputedly the season headline match,’’ the club said.
‘‘Huge congrats to all footy participants from the fifths, fourths, thirds, and the senior squad.’’
The club also held a fifths finale match, which saw players versus parents and grandparents.
‘‘As the geriatric parent side oiled their joints, depleted the club’s supply of tape, checked their medical insurance, and were ensured the defib was within reach, the young fifths began the torrent of sledging in an attempt to intimidate their opposition,’’ the club reported.
‘‘The verbal attacks (were) coming from both sides as the parents fired back with vocal taunts.
‘‘From the blast of the first whistle of veteran fifths umpire Bruce Macdonald, the small-statured young side were fierce in their attack on the ball, and their attack on their much larger, much older opponents.’’