On a typically cold Saturday afternoon on the mountain, Kinglake hosted Yarra Junction for round 11, with the seniors, reserves, and A-grade netball sides fielding sides in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League (YVMDFL) Division 2 competition.
The senior side wore an orange-and-white alternative strip to avoid clashing with Yarra Junction, who also wear green and gold.
Last time Kinglake met Yarra Junction earlier this year at Yarra Junction it was a close game with the seniors winning by a two-point margin.
This was never going to be an easy game, even though it would be at the ‘King Dome’.
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There were a number of changes to the Kinglake side with David McMahon and Casey McNaught out due to injury.
Several reserve players stepped up to senior football. Young Ben Le Poidevin, who, after playing a great reserves game against Thornton-Eildon, played his first senior game for the Lakers on Saturday.
Kinglake 5.6, 7.13, 13.18, 16. 21 (117) defeating Yarra Junction 2.2, 4.5, 6.5, 10.7 (67).
GOALS: Brent Gallichio 7, Michael Nott 3, Damian Pywell 2, Brenton Styles 2, Steven Hurst, Adam Butterworth.
BEST: Adam Butterworth, Brent Gallichio, Alexandra Carptenter, James Walker, Ben Le Poidevin.
The reserves were able to convincingly defeat Yarra Junction.
Though the reserves started slowly, Yarra Junction wasn’t able to capitalise.
It would take Ramadge grabbing a contested mark to lift the Kinglake boys and see them come home comfortable winners in the end, with Yarra Junction kicking just two goals after half-time to Kinglake’s 11 goals.
The reserves now sit third on the ladder, two games clear of fourth-placed Yarra Glen – who Kinglake face next week – and the fifth-placed Emerald.
KINGLAKE 3.4 7.7 13.12 18.14 (122)
GOALS: Darryn O’Keefe 4, Rodney Parker 3, Cameron Caine 2, Matthew Howard 2, James Morgan 2, Ben Munn-Gibbs 2, Ben Collins.
BEST: Brett Groves, James Ramadge, Matthew Howard, Darryn O’Keefe, Rohan McLellan.
Kinglake 26 defeated by Yarra Junction 62.
GOALS: Carolyn Bamberg 14, Sally Nott 12
BEST: Sharon Dimech, Catherine Muir, Melinda Price, Sally Nott.
The game on Saturday was followed by the club’s annual Black and White Ball at the Penty Ranges Convention Centre, where a great night was had by all.
Coming up Kinglake face some challenging games against Yarra Glen, followed by Alexandra.
First published Whittlesea Review, 1 July 2008, p. 12. Read the original.
Grammatical errors corrected since first publication.