Blighty beats ri­val Rovers

Southern Riverina news - - Sport -

BLIGHTY held its com­po­sure to knock off arch ri­val Deni Rovers by 13 points in near-per­fect con­di­tions at Blighty on Satur­day.

De­spite the win, the Redeyes couldn’t crack the Pi­cola District Foot­ball League top five.

Yar­roweyah’s four­point thriller over Strath­mer­ton keeps Blighty in sixth spot, sep­a­rated from the Hop­pers by just points per­cent­age.

‘‘We just have to keep win­ning if we want to play fi­nals,’’ Redeyes coach Ste­wart Craig said.

‘‘It re­ally was a good game of foot­ball on Satur­day, from both sides.

‘‘It does mean a lot to the boys to beat the Rovers though. They def­i­nitely put a lot of ef­fort into the team song (af­ter the match).’’

Rovers as­sis­tant coach Luke Moodie de­scribed the match as a ‘‘real arm wres­tle’’.

‘‘It was such a close game all day and it could have gone ei­ther way,’’ he said.

‘‘Which ever side lost was al­ways go­ing to be dis­ap­pointed.

‘‘It just came down to them be­ing the bet­ter side over four quar­ters.

‘‘We prob­a­bly only played three and a half quar­ters.’’

Fi­nal score: Blighty 14.11 (95) de­feated Deni Rovers 12.10 (82).

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