NATIMUK United has fought hard to keep its season alive in the Horsham District league's reserves.
The side was put to the test by Kalkee on Sunday at Dock Lake Reserve but came out on top by 13 points.
Kalkee started off the better of the two sides, with Brendan Hobbs kicking two set shot goals to help give the Kees the lead at the first break.
There was rain throughout the first quarter as Natimuk United struggled to make the most of its chances.
The Rams settled in the second term and had a much better quarter. The Rams were able to move the ball quicker and made better decisions moving forward to get themselves back into the contest.
The two sides were separated by just two points at the long break.
The Rams continued to improve in the third term and hit the front. Their lead could have been more but the side was wasteful in front of goal. In the first three quarters the Rams kicked 7.15. Their lead heading into the final term was 11 points.
Kalkee and Natimuk United’s intensity picked up a notch in the final term.
The Rams could have buried the contest but made poor decisions in their forward 50. Multiple times the side could have taken easy set shot goals but played on and kept Kalkee in the contest.
Natimuk United won an exciting contest that was back and forth constantly in the last quarter with the final score reading 8.19 (67) to 8.6 (54).