Tallygaroopna has dug deep to come from behind and cause an upset by defeating Stanhope in Kyabram District Football League.OLIVER CAFFREY August 11, 2014 3:15am
Tallygaroopna produced one of the boilovers of the Kyabram District Football League season to put a major dent in Stanhope’s top-two ambitions.
The eighth-placed Redlegs hauled in a four-point three-quarter time deficit to pull off a thrilling five-point victory.
After losing the opening five games of the season, Tallygaroopna has won six of its past 11.
Redlegs coach Chris Earles said it was a character building win for the club.
‘‘It was a fantastic win and a due reward for the year so far — we haven’t been able to put together the full four quarters until Saturday,’’ Earles said.
‘‘We talked afterwards about it being a great thing for the club going into next year, there were teams we could’ve beaten this year and we haven’t, but it does show we’re not that far away from the bottom end of the six with a young list.
‘‘The last quarter was very impressive, we could’ve been forgiven for thinking we might get done, but the guys stood up under some pretty extreme pressure.’’
Tom Hanning, Hayden Gray, Tim Karolidis and Kane Handley were among the best, but Aaron Wood proved to be the focal point with six goals.
The win capped a great day for the Redlegs, with a big crowd turning out to celebrate premiership reunions for reserves premierships from 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004.
Jarrad Mason was sent off for back chatting to an umpire late in the game, reducing the Lions to 17 on the ground.
The Lions are almost certain to face an elimination clash in the first week of finals after dropping a game off the top-two.
Stanhope playing coach Brenton Gray said he was bitterly disappointed, but proud of his undermmaned team.
‘‘I was pretty happy with our boys’ effort, we have 10 senior players out, so our depth is being tested,’’ Gray said.
‘‘We didn’t stick to our game plan completely and that probably cost us in the end.’’
There might not be any respite in sight, with only one player a chance to return next week.
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