Horsham District league | Rupanyup defeated Natimuk United

IMPORTANT: Rupanyup coach Jack Musgrove said the win against Natimuk United could go a long way when finals rolls around. Picture: SEAN WALES
IMPORTANT: Rupanyup coach Jack Musgrove said the win against Natimuk United could go a long way when finals rolls around. Picture: SEAN WALES

RUPANYUP supporters will be partying into the night after its senior side defeated Natimuk United in round 12. 

It was already a big day for the Rupanyup Football and Netball Club which celebrated its three-peat senior premierships in 1996-97-98. 

The Panthers won 10.5 65 to 8.2 50. 

Panthers coach Jack Musgrove said he was proud of the whole team. 

“Their tackle and pressure was unreal today,” he said. 

“Most of the scoring was done at one end because of the strong breeze.” 

Musgrove said his team kept its high intensity from the opening to the final minute. 

“We held them out in the first quarter and I think our second quarter was the biggest highlight of the day,” he said. 

Aaron Matthews played his 200th game for the Panthers. 

Musgrove said to get the win in front of the past players was something special. 

“There’s a great atmosphere around here at the moment, obviously there is a lot of people around today who watched who played in that three-peat,” he said.

Musgrove said Elliot Kelly “played an absolute ripper”. 

“He’s been on fire. Our captain Daniel Schaper, Mark Tickner and Matt Tyler had good games. All the boys played well, it's hard to pick passengers today,” he said. 

Musgrove said the highlight of the day was seeing the junior Panthers take a step up and show courage by backing their teammates.