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Brilliant Symes bags nine for Bats

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May 03, 2017

A rampaging Cam Symes left the Glenrowan Tigers licking their wounds after booting nine goals against them at the weekend.

Both teams entered the match, held at Glenrowan Recreation Reserve, unbeaten after three matches.

And it was the homes side that got off to the better start, leading by eight at the quarter-time break.

The Bats’ forward line, led by best-on-ground Symes and James Webb, went to work in the second stanza and booted seven goals between them to see the away side into the lead by 20 at half-time.

Errors in front of goal for the home side allowed the Bats a sniff of victory, as Glenrowan finished the match having kicked 24 scoring shots, but only turning that into 49 points.

The Bats on the other hand converted 18 goals along with 13 behinds to seal the match, winning in the end by 72 points.

Travers Nolan and James Dalton were amongst Goorambat’s best at half-back and were able to provide a good balance of attack and defence for their side.

The Bats remain undefeated after four matches and find themselves in third place.

On Saturday they will travel to take on fourth-placed Greta in what will be a crucial contest for both sides.

Reserves

In the reserves’ match, the Bats were defeated by Glenrowan by 46 points.

The Bats started slowly and were inaccurate in front of goal which proved costly.

Josh McCallum was Goorambat’s best and played a solid game on the ball and up forward.

McCallum found plenty of the ball and used it well, including a spectacular snap goal from the pocket.

The Bats restructured after half-time and results were beginning to show as they began to increase their forward entries and rebound better from defence.

The match was called off just prior to three-quarter-time due to player injury.

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