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Seymour’s success rolls on in Goulburn Valley Football League

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Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic
Jordyn Grubisic is a senior journalist for the North Central Review primarily covering politics at all levels and sport with a particular interest in basketball. Since 2019 she has worked for several publications across Victoria including most recently at the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle. She is always keen to hear from local community members about issues they face and has an interest in crime and court reporting.

Seymour scored its 11th win of Goulburn Valley Football League season, with a 14-point victory over Mansfield on Saturday.

Marking First Nations Round, Seymour defeated the sixth-placed Eagles 10.7 (67) to 7.11 (53).

The Lions currently sit third on the ladder, on the same points as ladder leader Echuca and second-placed Kyabram.

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Saturday’s win was the fifth win in a row for Seymour following its one-point loss to Kyabram in round seven.

Conditions proved to be particularly difficult with heavy rain and strong winds sweeping across the ground at Mansfield.

Riley Mason set the tone for the Lions with an impressive goal from the boundary line in the first quarter, igniting some momentum despite the side kicking into the wind.

Seymour trailed at the end of the first quarter by five points.

Capitalising on the wind advantage, Seymour gained momentum in the second quarter and were up by three points at halftime.

Seymour’s Ben Cooney showcased his defensive prowess, putting in a strong performance to thwart Mansfield’s forwards, while Nathan Fowler made his presence felt on the scoreboard dominating in marking contests.

The third quarter proved whichever side used the wind would have an advantage, as Mansfield came out kicking 4.4 (28) to go into the final quarter with a three-goal advantage.

Showing resilience despite the conditions, Seymour managed to maintain possession through the efforts of Jack O’Sullivan and Dylan Scopel.

The Lions were quick out of the blocks in the final term, seizing the momentum and dominating with strong ruck work from Jay Eager, who proved a crucial platform for the Lions’ resurgence.

Showing skill and determination, Seymour kicked six goals to cap off a remarkable comeback and secured a hard-fought 14-point win.

Seymour has a home game against Benalla this Saturday.

Netball

Refreshed after a bye, Seymour A Grade netballers were ready to take on Mansfield and showed their class to win 63 to 30.

Seymour built on their efforts each quarter, with all players on court creating pressure that made it difficult for Mansfield.

Seymour’s Casey Adamson was a machine through the midcourt, reliable in defence and a strong option in attack.

Her efforts made her the Most Valuable Player for the First Nations Round game.

Sarah Szczykulski, Ruby Trimble, Georgia Engel and Lucy Zotti all worked hard as a defensive unit, causing headaches for Mansfield’s attack.

Olivia Barry, Jess Lallo and Ellie Fuhrmeister had great connection and their confidence grew as the game progressed.

Currently the Lions sit third on the ladder with nine wins and three losses for the season.

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