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'A gutsy win'

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

BOORT coach Andrew Hawker has praised his Pies after their come-from-behind win over St Arnaud in Saturday’s North Central football.

The Pies had trailed most of the day in their home encounter before a stirring final term to win by six points.

“Yes, it was a gutsy win,” Hawker said,

“St Arnaud have some strength around the stoppages which gave them opportunity to go forward and to their credit they converted those opportunities.

“We put a focus on shifting their defence by using the ball more laterally after half time. It gave us more opportunities to use our leg speed and open the game up.

“I felt we had reasonable control of the game but couldn’t put it on the score board. 4.10 after half- time. No more injuries though, which is a positive.”

Meanwhile, Wedderburn went down to league leaders Sea Lake Nandaly

“It was a pretty frantic game for the first two quarters and a pretty good contest,” said co-coach Danny Benaim.

“We made to many mistakes all day and as the game progressed they showed their class and hurt us on the turnovers.”

The Redbacks were only five points down at the main break but the Tigers then took control.


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