Yarram stuns Panthers

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Yarram stuns Panthers

Tastes sweet: Yarram footballers celebrate their success.


YARRAM have pulled off one of the shock wins of the season, knocking off the previously undefeated Kilcunda Bass by four points on Saturday.

In what was described as a finals-like atmosphere, the Demons stuck with the Panthers all day and eventually stuck their noses in front at the last change.

 The Beyondblue Day provided a great backdrop to the Yarram Senior side’s preparation with the event informing players about the illness depression.  Coach Reid spoke to the players about respect and how this game means a lot to so many people involved within the club.

With the sun out and spectators five deep in front of the May Pavilion, the atmosphere was set for a big game of football.

Jenkins won the first hit out and delivered to Bruns who with a quick fire handball to Swift he delivered it to brother Josh for the first major of the game. 

The ball went back into the centre and as it cleared some smart play by Brady Davis resulted in a running goal to Lynch. 

The Demons were here to play.

Bass pegged back the first few with some hard running through Smith, Holmes and Shephard who delivered the ball long to James and Vague down forward. 

The play was quick and ferocious with players having minimal time to execute clean possession. 

Bass utilised their outside players, spreading well from the packs and with sharp precision by foot went into the quarter time huddle five points up.

The second was another tough arm wrestle with Yarrams big loose back men hurting Killys flow into the forwards and they were only six points up and the half time break.

Yarram knew they were in the hunt with their dynamic forward Josh Swift kicking some amazing goals keeping them in the game and his opponent Dylan Shepard and back men Tim Smith, Dylan Foss and Xavier Reicha on their toes to lead at three quarter time by a kick.

The instruction at half time was for Yarram to keep looking sideways to their runners in Parry, Rendell and Bruns and overlap possession to create opportunities further up the ground.

Yarram meant business after half time and Swift and Lynch were providing to be a handful for the Bass’ backline.  Moore was running hard at half forward, ably assisted by Coulthard as a marking option. 

Borne and Sutherland started to impose themselves on the contest and created spillages at stoppages and flicked it out to Swift, Clavarino and Parry who were pushing hard forward.  A free kick to Josh Swift resulted in his fourth major and the Demons were in front for the first time of the day.

A crumbing goal to Lynch after some clever ruckwork by Jenkins had the May Pavilion roaring and Bass wondering how they stop the Demons surge. 

The experience of Holmes, Mabillia and Wells ensured the three quarter time score was within reach.

The last was shaping up to be a cracker and the loss of Tim Smith and Xavier Reicha was a big blow for the Bass boys, both teams were again going goal for goal in the last, and hard work all day by Damien Holmes and back man Adam Miller, Jake Mabila and five goals from Benny Vague looked like the boys would get over the line.

But a poster by Luke James in the dying minutes saw his side fall just short in a fantastic game of country footy, well done to all players on the day for supporting Yarram’s Beyondblue Day.

Yarram 14.7.91 d Kilcunda Bass 13.9.87s

Tastes sweet: Yarram footballers celebrate their success on Saturday.

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