Tumbarumba’s first grade side may have gone down in a close contest to the Cudgewa Blues at Tumbarumba Sports Ground on Saturday but the Roos’ reserves and under 14s were both good winners, flying the club’s Blue and White flag.
In reserve grade, Tumbarumba stunned a top of the table and previously unbeaten Cudgewa, winning 13.4-82 to 7.11-53.
Tumbarumba were terrific in front of goal and Alex Lilly was the ultimate beneficiary, kicking four majors in the big win.
John Pearn earned best on ground honours and kicked three goals while Angus Mceachern also bagged three goals.
Other players to kick a major included Tim Post, Liam McCallum and Todd Bennett.
The win is massive for Tumbarumba in the context of the 2021 competition, with the Roos now only two wins off a second place Bullioh and one win behind the third placed Corryong.
14s keep winning run alive
The Tumbarumba Kangaroos under 14s side made it six wins on the trot on Saturday when defeating Cudgewa 11-7-73 to 6-2-38 at Tumbarumba Sports Ground.
A beautiful morning greeted the under 14s team as they ran out to greet the Blues.
The Tumba kids played Cudgewa in a great game of football played in good spirits
Led by captain Kieran Middleton, the Tumba kids got off to a great start kicking four unanswered goals in the first quarter – Ewan Middleton kicked two goals from centre half forward.
An even second quarter saw some great footy played by both teams.
Campbell Murray and Alex Crain continued their good form , racking up possessions at will.
Campbell Crain kicked the only goal in the quarter after having a break from full back and playing forward.
In the third quarter, Cudgewa got going, kicking three goals to Tumba’s two.
The Roos young back line never gave up with Mason Chamberlain getting to play with his brother Rohan, who lined up for his first under 14s match, and Will Mceachern, which meant all three combined to make some terrific contests against their big opponents.
Cudgewa had a fast start in the last quarter but Tumba steadied to the control of the game.
Sam Clarke used his kicking skills to great effect and Dom Chaffey held the backline strong.
Jess Clarke used her pace down the forward line and Kieran Middleton finished off a good day by kicking a goal.
With the Tumba team missing Alby and Noah through injury, it once again came down to the kids playing more terrific team football.
Goal kickers: Ewan Middleton 3, Campbell Murray 3, Sam Clarke 3, Campbell Crain 1, Kieran Middleton 1.
Awards: Dare to Bite award to Campbell Murray and Coaches award to Ewan Middleton.