Ky cuts loose

Kyabram Free Press - - SPORT -

New­man said Lachie Smith, who has been play­ing VFL with Footscray, would be re­turn­ing for the clash at Echuca while util­ity Luke Mor­ris, re­cov­er­ing from a quad strain, is also a chance.

But Aaron Hayes, who has a ham­string strain, won’t be risked and is not likely to reap­pear un­til af­ter the bye on Au­gust 11.

My best for Kyabram were: Liam Ogden, Tom Hol­man, Ja­son Mor­gan, Nick Coul­stock, Brad Man­gan, Zac Nor­ris, Kayne Pet­tier, Sam Shel­don, Liam Bar­rett. ■ KYABRAM re­serves bounced back from their loss the pre­vi­ous week to Euroa with a re­sound­ing win against a de­pleted ri­val which had to top-up with some thirds play­ers to get a side.

But the Bombers played fine free-flow­ing footy for most of the game and set up the 168-point win with a first-quar­ter avalanche of eight unan­swered goals. In fact Kyabram didn’t con­cede a goal on the day.

The Kyabram for­ward line was par­tic­u­larly ex­plo­sive, led by Zane O’Don­nell and Maken­zie and Billy Ryan.

O’Don­nell turned back the clock to his dom­i­nant ju­nior years to pro­duce his best game for the sea­son with a seven-goal haul while Maken­zie Ryan snared four to keep him on top of the com­pe­ti­tion’s goal­kick­ing list with 46.

The Bombers main prime movers were Bailey Bell and Coby McCarthy, who ig­nited the Bombers early with his dom­i­nance around the packs.

Hard-run­ning smaller play­ers in James Ross and Josh Dil­lon also put in lively dis­plays for the Bombers while Dan Gen­tle and Zaid Besim made telling con­tri­bu­tions in a good team ef­fort

Ruck­man Will McDonell put in an­other solid dis­play.

Kyabram wel­comed back se­nior premier­ship skip­per Josh Vick for the game with sev­eral play­ers un­avail­able through in­jury.

The Bombers are in for a much more se­ri­ous chal­lenge this Satur­day against an­other flag as­pi­rant and sec­ond rung hold­ers, Echuca, in a duel for top spot on the lad­der. ■ KYABRAM thirds had a solid 43-point win af­ter lead­ing all game.

Be­nalla could field only 16 play­ers, which Kyabram had to match, and put in a spir­ited dis­play de­spite be­ing out­classed.

The Bombers had a re­li­able goto for­ward in Ethan Pal­maLude­man who took some strong grabs and ex­celled in the one-onone du­els.

He fin­ished with six goals but it could have been nine or ten as he missed with sev­eral shots.

He was able to cash in on the work of Tom Burnett, Harry Brown­ing-Briese, Daniel Law­son and Liam Dil­lon in par­tic­u­lar.

Sam Barba­gallo was lively in at­tack for the Bombers and Sam Lan­g­ley did some good work at times.

In de­fence Brenton Brasier and Ja­cob Liver­sidge were steady.

The Bombers were with­out their Bendigo Pi­o­neer play­ers Ri­ley Iron­side and Cooper Vick and also ruck­man Ben Napier but star big man Ai­den Robin­son’s sea­son is over through in­jury.

Kyabram meets Echuca this Satur­day with top spot on the lad­der at stake.

Ky co-cap­tain Brad Ed­wards gets a hand­ball away un­der pres­sure from Be­nalla’s David Men­nan.

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