A six-goal final-quarter effort has enabled Mooroopna to turn a 22-point deficit at three-quarter time into a spurring three-point victory against Kyabram in the Shepparton District Junior Football League under-16s.
The division one clash followed on from the Goulburn Valley League’s round six senior football results, producing a heart-stopping 13.7 (85) to 13.4 (82) victory to the Cats.
Kyabram held the upper hand against Mooroopna for the majority of the match, with five-goal performer Liam Scopelliti and Kaleb Williams (one goal) leading the way for the Bombers.
The home side’s lead extended from 16 points out to 22 at the final break, but a four-goal effort from Oscar Crilly and starring roles from Jed Woods and Riley Moon helped Mooroopna claw their way back to pinch a famous victory.
In the battle for Deakin Reserve bragging rights, Shepparton-Notre clinched an emphatic 98-point win against Shepparton United, thanks to a six-goal effort from Achoung Agog and a five-goal masterclass from Jacob Watts.
Kyle Montgomery, Jordan Wiggins and Liam Serra (one goal) were the standouts for the Demons.
Tatura was no match for the ladder-leader at the weekend, with Echuca clinching a 66-point win thanks to Noah Long (one goal) and goal-kicking maestro Callum Parsons (five goals).
Echuca’s strong grip on the game was showcased in the first quarter, holding the Bulldogs goalless, despite the efforts of Tatura’s top performers Damien Lyons and Kelham Tyson (two goals).
●In division two action, Shepparton United fought off a gallant Shepparton-Notre-Mooroopna outfit to secure a 50-point win, its first of the season.
United’s Izaac Thompson-Fethney slotted three goals in a best afield performance, while Tace Bigmore (four goals) and Xavier Lewis (one goal) starred for the combined club.
Moama ran out a big winner against Kyabram, 16.13 (109) to 2.1 (13).
The Magpies had solid contributions from Levi Boys and Lachlan Hewes (three goals each) and Jonte Grubb (two goals), while Mitch Heywood and Morgan Vella were the better performers for Kyabram.
A five-goal display from Brodie Lloyd helped Echuca United secure bragging rights over Echuca, as United recorded an 18.18 (126) to 5.5 (35) win.