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Tarwin benefits from MDU inaccuracy

Tarwin welcomed players and supporters with perfect football weather and the breeze favouring the town end.
The ground was in perfect condition which is a credit to the Tarwin Football Netball Club.
There was a big crowd there to watch two clubs go into battle for the Round One points.
Both teams were keen to get four points to start the season and show the supporters how much work they have done over summer, and to improve on the 2015 season.
It was expected that the football would be hard and tough and we were not disappointed; the low score showed exactly that.
MDU started the game in good fashion and got the first goal of the game through McMillan and continued to dominate throughout the quarter.
They could not convert though and kicked one goal, six behinds.
John Kilsby kicked Tarwin’s only goal.
The first quarter was very scrappy and the skills were lacking with clean possessions hard to come by, which saw a lot of tackles and tough going football.
The second quarter saw much the same with the first goal coming at the 20-minute mark.
Stuart Kilsby was doing a great job in defence while McRae and Smith had a great battle in the ruck with no clear winner for the day.
MDU gained the upper hand in the quarter but could not shake the Sharks off and failed to put the score board pressure on and get the lead required due to inaccurate kicking.
The third quarter showed improved skills by both teams; MDU again kicked the first goal but Tarwin’s coach Chris Kyriacou started to get the upper hand in the midfield.
This gave Tarwin drive through the centre while Stu Kilsby showed his presence in the back line and never gave up all day with his second and third efforts. Both teams scored a goal apiece and MDU was going into the last break with a 16 point lead which most thought was a winning lead.
The last quarter Tarwin got off to a flyer with the first goal but MDU replied with a quick goal of its own.
John Kilsby started to gain momentum and scored two goals within two minutes which gave the Sharks a taste of victory.
MDU was trying to hold Tarwin back but the pressure and intense football got the better of the Demons.
The Sharks lifted.
MDU’s inability to kick straight started to look like it was going to cost them the game, which proved to be the difference.
The Demons had plenty of chances and would be very disappointed as they possibly had the upper hand for the day.
Tarwin’s ability to stick with MDU and its never-give-up attitude showed in the final quarter and overtook MDU with a great two point win.
Tarwin’s new look team was well serviced and the coach led by example with a best on ground performance.
The game was not pretty but it was entertaining for the large crowd that come to watch and was played in a spirit that both clubs should be proud of.

Contest: from left, MDU’s Michael Smith and Tarwin’s Nathan McRae duelled in the ruck as Tarwin made the winner’s list in Round One of season 2016.

Contest: from left, MDU’s Michael Smith and Tarwin’s Nathan McRae duelled in the ruck as Tarwin made the winner’s list in Round One of season 2016.

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