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Mathoura's PDFNL grand final bid fails

The Timbercutters will instead host the 2015 grand final.

TRENT HORNEMAN August 28, 2014 4:09pm

Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich enters Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning. Photo: Luke Dempsey

Mathoura Football-Netball Club has failed in its legal bid to host the 2014 Picola and District Football Netball League grand final.

A magistrate could not hear the case in Melbourne Magistrates Court today given the amount of documentation both parties produced on the day.

He encouraged both the league and club to reach its own arrangement.

After seven hours in the court, an agreement was reached for the Timbercutters to host the 2015 grand final as opposed to this year’s one in nine days time.

Mathoura president Tim McCormick said it was a bittersweet agreement, while Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich said he was confident that if the case had gone to a magistrate they would have won.

PDFNL president Shane Railton was tight-lipped as he left the court.

Check out tomorrow’s Riverine Herald for full coverage.

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