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.
Shannon Hockey was good around the contest, Eric Edwards was dominant with eight goals, while Michael Coad, Chris Brock, Tim Somerville and Craig Emmett provided good support.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
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The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
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