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.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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