Sandringham Dragons have curtailed Murray Bushrangers' hopes of going further into the TAC Cup finals series.GEORGINA CAHILL September 1, 2014 3:05am
The road has ended for the Murray Bushrangers.
The Bushies put up a gallant fight against the Sandringham Dragons in their TAC Cup elimination final yesterday.
It was not for the lack of trying for the Bushies who battled from the get-go at Visy Park, Melbourne.
The Bushies met the Dragons in round eight and claimed a nail-biting two-point win.
However, the Dragons were a much different outfit yesterday, with a number of their private school players having returned to the side.
In the do-or-die clash, the Bushies got off to a strong start through Kyabram’s Tom Holman.
Holman kicked a spectacular bomb from 52
Waaia’s Connor Brown showed his class in the second quarter, while Isaac Muller was impressive in the ruck.
Dragons captain and highly rated AFL draft prospect Angus Brayshaw started to give the Bushies a headache, but they kept fighting.
The Dragons narrowly extended their lead to eight points at the main break.
Rennie’s Dan Howe came out firing in the third quarter and booted the first goal within two minutes.
Seymour’s Josh Schache took a huge mark just inside 50
But it was Mooroopna’s Jy Simpkin who kicked a spectacular goal.
From about 20
The Bushies trailed by 20 points at three-quarter time, but they were not going down without a fight.
Howe booted the opening goal and his third for the day.
A Nathan Drummond goal quickly followed, but it was answered by Brayshaw.
Drummond was instrumental for the Bushies, while captain Nick Mellington fought hard through the midfield, but it was too little too late.
The Dragons ended the Bushies’ finals hopes by inflicting a nine-point loss.
The Dragons will face North Ballarat Rebels in Sunday’s semi-final.
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