Kyabram District Football League coach Robbie Auld believes his league should stick with a youth policy for future interleague games, despite his young side being brushed aside by by a bigger, more experienced and more physical Tallangatta league after half-time at Albury on Saturday.May 28, 2014 6:40am
Kyabram District Football League coach Robbie Auld believes his league should stick with a youth policy for future interleague games, despite his young side struggling against a bigger, more experienced and more physical Tallangatta league after half-time at Albury on Saturday.
A 111-point loss resulted in the KDFL slipping to 33 and second last on the leagues ranking list. It meets one tier Sunraysia-based Mininera league next year for the dubious honour of being the bottom-ranked country football league in the state.
Auld is confident there are better times ahead for his league, despite the hefty loss to Tallangatta and he believes the young group who represented the league on Saturday are the future of the league for these games.
One of those group of youngsters, Lancaster utility Tom Davies, 18, certainly stepped up his interleague debut, being named KDFL’s best player in the game.
Merrigum star Chris Kilmartin and Rushworth’s Scott Hamilton were also among the better players.
Captain, Merrigum’s Josh Pell, and Avenel’s Kasey Duncan stood out early in the game and were main reasons why their side was just 12 points down at half-time.
But many of team’s players seemed overawed when Tallangatta stepped up the pace in the second half.
Ellis under-17 best
The Kyabram District league’s under-17 football side and netballers were also on the end of defeats.
The under-17 side hung in for a long way, but succumbed in the finish to go down by 38 points to a taller team.
Stanhope excitement machine Jungala Ellis starred for and earned KDFL’s best player award.
Netballers go down
The netballers put in a determined performance, but found their hosts too strong in the second half and went down 47-21.
Team captain Sarah D’Orria was the KDNL’s standout player, while Lancaster’s Melissa Clarke and Murchison’s Jade Kay were also prominent.
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