Sport

Tight contest for memorial game

By Kyabram Free Press

IT WAS a wet, cold and muddy scene for the Ky 16s round eight clash against Tatura.

The Tatura ground was heavy, and with limbs numb from the cold, all the boys were challenged to maintain their possession of the ball.

Brayden Hall kicked the opening goal of the game to set Ky in the lead.

This was short-lived however, as Tatura responded quickly and maintained the lead at the quarter time break.

Despite desperate tackles — of particular mention Jaysen Poltorasky — and some skilled goals from Ky in the second quarter, Tatura continued to lead into the half-time break.

Seth Graham kicked his first goal for the season in the third quarter, quickly getting boot to ball for a snap that went straight through the middle.

The Ky boys celebrated together, and the team seemed to visibly lift — to the delight of the Ky coaches and spectators.

At the third quarter break Tat remained in the lead with a 13-point advantage.

Ky knew it was running out of time to bring home the win, and began the turning point of the game.

Following a long and muddy scrum in Ky’s goal square, Jack Norris was able to pull clear with the ball and kick an early fourth quarter goal.

After another quick point, Will Mitchell took a tough contested mark on a tight angle outside Ky’s goal square.

With breath drawn the Ky crowd watched Will kick his first goal of the season to level the scores.

Banding together the Ky boys held the ball in their forward line for the entire fourth quarter preventing Tatura from scoring.

Jackson Barnett kicked two goals for the game.

Liam Scopelitti put the icing on the cake, kicking one final goal from a set shot after the full-time siren, securing Kyabram’s victory 9.4.58 over Tatura 6.8.44.

Sponsors awards went to Sam Plumb, Will Mitchell, Kaleb Williams, Seth Graham, Jaysen Poltorasky and Brayden Hall.