Bats get the glory

Safe hands: Darcy Edgar reels it in. Photos: Meredith Tolliday.


Goorambat 15.10.100 to King Valley 14.6.90

The seniors were looking to continue their good form heading towards the business end of the season.

The game was close all day with both teams putting their heads over the footy in a physical game.

Dylan Beavis continued his good form in front of goals along with fellow forward Toby Feehan. The pair showed strong hands in the marking contests and combined for seven goals.

Perry Knox was solid down back and nullified his opposition well.

Jamie Dunne continued his good form hitting up the leading forwards from the midfield.

Big Blake Uebergang was up and about slotting three majors through the big sticks, his best game tally so far in the green and gold.

The game was a nail biter in the last quarter and both teams’ supporters were up and about cheering their teams on.

Reliable winger Ryan Burns was busy again gathering plenty of the footy. Ethan Cooke played another great game winning a lot of contested footy and kicked a crucial goal. His efforts gave him best-on-ground honours.

The boys were pleased to come away with a 10-point win.

The Bats are on the road again next week heading up to Bright to hopefully continue their winning form.

Awards: Best-on: Ethan Cooke (Peter Davis Rural), 2nd best: Jamie Dunne (Goorambat Railway Hotel), 3rd best: Ryan Burns (Hollywood’s Pizza), 4th best: Perry Knox (The Royal Hotel), 5th best: Dylan Beavis (Club Thursday Night Dinner), 6th best: Toby Feehan (Brew and Toasties).

Goorambat Football Netball Club would like to further thank Benalla Bus Lines for sponsoring our Mystery Bus Trip during the weekend. Thank you again to Al, Travis and the Benalla Bus Lines Team.

On the march: Goorambat’s Tom Ryan goes on a run.


Goorambat 114.14.98 to King Valley 5.8.38

The reserves were keen to chase their first back-to-back win of the season travelling up to Whitfield to face King Valley.

The inclusion of reliable ruckman Connor Henderson helped the Bats get first use of the footy throughout the game.

Kobe Black was excellent on the wing and provided plenty of inside 50s early in the game.

The Bats dominated play in the first 10 minutes with four early goals.

However, King Valley worked hard early in the second quarter keeping the Bats on their toes.

Once again veteran duo Andy Ellis and Clinton Relf kept the boys focussed and worked hard at every contest clearing the ball forward.

Jack Trevena kept King Valley’s defenders busy crumbing the footy well and booting two nice goals.

Tim Colville was thrown into the midfield this week, changing from his usual centre half back role. He was brilliant all day gathering a plethora of the footy. It was his best game for the year and he was clearly the best player on the ground.

King Valley never gave up and made the Bats work hard to win the contested footy.

The Bats ultimately won the majority of the stoppages giving them ample opportunity to push the ball forward and score.

They were pleased to come away with a 10-goal win.

Awards: Best-on: Tim Colville (Bouwmeesters Bakery), 2nd best: Kobe Black (The Royal Hotel), 3rd best: Clinton Relf (The Good Guys), 4th best: Andy Ellis (Sportspower), 5th best: Connor Henderson (Bill Bo Pop).