Minyip-Murtoa beats rusty Roos at Dimboola

Minyip-Murtoa 89 d Dimboola 80

MINYIP-MURTOA has secured back-to-back Wimmera Football League victories with a hard-earned nine-point win over reigning premier Dimboola at Dimboola Recreation Reserve on Saturday. 

The visitors trailed at every change – by 12 points at the first, seven at the second and one at the third – but hung onto the lead late after it see-sawed in the early stages of the final term.

Burras coach Scott Arnold said he was thrilled to come away with the four points after the Roos dominated the opening stanza but could not capitalise on the scoreboard.

“We were confident if we played our best footy we could compete with them,” he said.

“We were probably lucky to be in it at quarter-time, we started pretty poorly and our pressure wasn’t up to scratch.

“After quarter-time we lifted our tackle intensity and got our hands on the footy.”

Arnold praised the efforts of defender Dan Smith on Lachie Exell, midfielder Kade Petering and second-game defender-midfielder Jack Boschen.

Petering, who was named best on ground for the Burras, kicked two of his three goals in the final term.

For the Roos, Matt Magee and Shaun McDonald were named among the best.

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