KALKEE co-coach Stuart Farr said there would be positives to come out of Saturday’s grand final loss to Harrow-Balmoral, but he was very disappointed not to win.
“There are a lot of lessons to be learnt,” he said.
“We are a young team and there will be positives when the dust settles. It was a great exposure for them playing in a big game."
The Kees had their chances in front of goal but were wasteful. The side finished with a score of 6.15.
“We wasted opportunities. We had the same amount of scoring shots,” Farr said.
Farr said he was also disappointed with the umpiring, but gave credit to the Southern Roos.
“It’s full credit to Harrow-Balmoral but the umpiring was a disgrace and if that’s the best the league has, then it’s at crisis point,” he said. “In saying that, we gave ourselves opportunities and most people probably thought we would get blown off the park. It’s no consolation but I’m proud of their efforts.”
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Farr said both sides had even contributors.
“I thought Hamish Exell and Steve Schultz were good and Zavier Hobbs did a lot of tough things,” he said.
“Everyone contributed. It was an even game and I don’t think Harrow-Balmoral had any standouts either – they all played well and that’s their strength.”
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With a host of new signings joining Kalkee at the start of the season, Farr said the side was eager to hunt down a premiership.
“It’s a new era. Kalkee had a huge amount of success winning those five flags not too long ago, but it’s a new group and a close one,” he said. “This will sting and so it should but hopefully it will drive us to bigger and better things.”