Kyabram has reversed last season's under-16 division one grand final result against Mooroopna in the opening round of Shepparton Junior District Football League.MATTHEW GALEA April 8, 2014 3:15am
Kyabram got a bit of revenge on Mooroopna to start the new Shepparton Junior District Football League season.
The Cats defeated the Bombers by 115 points in last season’s under-16 division one grand final, but it was the Bombers who prevailed on Sunday with a 48-point win.
Mooroopna was down a few players, but the Bombers were made to work for everything and a solid three-goal lead at quarter-time provided them a good platform to build on.
The Bombers’ band of on-ballers, which consisted of Sam Vick, Keeley Genio, Brad Whitford and Luke Donnell were hard at it all day, combining well across the park.
Bombers coach Rob Whitford reserved special praise for Mitch Cox and Zane O’Donnell who he said were major ball winners.
‘‘It was a good, hard-hitting game of footy,’’ Whitford said.
‘‘We’re really happy with the effort.’’
Whitford said a bigger pre-season effort than the year prior played its part, despite the fact a number of his players’ efforts over that time were disrupted by injury.
‘‘We had a few injuries leading into the game, but we managed to get all the boys fit,’’ Whitford said.
‘‘We ended up putting out probably our strongest side and they lined up really well from the get-go.
‘‘They came out hard in that first quarter and played the game plan really well.’’
Whitford said Mooroopna kept coming at his side, but was delighted to see his side take the points.
‘‘We’d just kick away every now and then, but we had to be on the ball to keep the pressure up,’’ Whitford said.
‘‘They’re very well coached and they’re very good opposition.
‘‘It was all positive for us after the game.’’
Shepparton police pursued two youths on foot near Waters Rd this afternoon.
The Mulwala Lions took a huge step forward in the race for the Murray League title with a hard fought, low scoring, 15 point win, against the fancied Barooga outfit, in near perfect conditions at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
THE Echuca-Moama Country Music Festival will kick off next week at Moama RSL with three days of entertainment under the one roof.
NATIONAL tree day came early for Rochester Secondary College with 16 students planting 350 trees in little more than an hour on Thursday.
Goulburn Valley Water, in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the township of Tongala.
Australian Army Cadets unit keeps winning awards.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
HEATHCOTE Park Raceway was back in action on Sunday with a surprise for those expecting owner Russell Clarke to be enjoying his retirement.
Dozens of birds of all shapes and sizes flew the coop as Cobram hosted its inaugural poultry auction last Sunday.
Neil Buckley has been inducted as president of the Deniliquin Lions for the next 12 months.
Superior Seed Co ran a successful Winter Cropping Field Day at Deniliquin last week.
The Benalla Giants came out winners in both the under-14s and under-16s against the Benalla Bulldogs on the weekend.
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