Coach Williams pleased despite tight loss to Shepparton.June 25, 2014 3:45am
Kyabram lost a war of attrition — but only just — to Shepparton Swans in a grimly-fought encounter in heavy conditions at Kyabram on Saturday.
In fact, the Bombers’ plucky effort earned praise from their coach Dave Williams, who described his team’s losing performance was good.
‘‘They (Swans) are a very good side, but I was still very happy with the effort our players put up; we had a dip,’’ said Williams.
With Kyabram great Paul Newman celebrating his 200th senior game with the club, it was a game the Bombers wanted to win badly, so the Swans’ effort was commendable.
They answered every challenge Ky threw at them and were able to rise to the occasion when the game was in the balance in the last term to secure the premiership points and reaffirm their status as a genuine flag hope.
The Bombers did have key backman Jason Morgan and utility star Xavier Hilton unable to take their places in team along with Tom Jones, Brad Edwards, Brett Morgan and Kyle Mueller, which was always going to lessen their winning chances, but Williams did not offered that as an excuse.
There was never more than a straight kick or two between the teams all day but the Swans’ effort to keep the home side goalless in the last term while adding two themselves got them over the line the grimly fought duel from start to finish in strength-sapping conditions.
Kyabram certainly had a descent dip and every player didn’t take a backward step all day.
Jake Reeves was again superb in the ruck and hard-at-it onballers and midfielders in Sam Sheldon, Josh Linton, Nick Coulstock and Chris Atkins couldn’t have done more.
Read the full report in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.
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