Bats bounce back to win

July 14, 2017

Goorambat has bounced back after last week’s 148-point thrashing to overcome King Valley.

It was a crucial game to win for the Bats after losing the last two rounds. With injuries to both sides it made for an even contest.

The second quarter saw the Bats kick four goals and restrict the Roos to just two, gaining them a 28-point advantage at half-time.

In the third quarter both teams kicked two goals, but in the fourth quarter the Bats extended their lead by booting five goals and five behinds to put the game to bed, and secure a winning margin of 41 points.

Even though key players were out of the Bats’ side, the team pulled together to play good football.

Defender Ben Reaburn had a strong game, along with Liam Hernan and Cam Symes who booted eight goals to make the difference.

The Bats have solidified their fourth position on the Ovens and King Football League ladder, and are only behind Glenrowan on percentage points.

This weekend’s action sees the Bats travel to sixth placed Moyhu, a side that is coming off the back of a 12-point win over Greta.

Meanwhile in the reserves match it was an even contest in the first quarter as both teams got used to the slippery conditions.

Goorambat looked good when they had the chance to run the full length of the ground but their opportunities were limited by their opposition.

Best players for the Bats reserves side were Simon Briggs, Sam Parker, Daniel Trezise, John House, Brenton Doig and Matt Erben. Goals went to Daniel Trezise (2), John House and Trevor Taylor (both one).

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