Stellar finish to an undefeated season

FLYING FORM… The Kyabram Bombers are the winning team of the 2019 GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League grand final, defeating Echuca Bombers by 22 points on Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

IT was a mere two points which stood in the way of Kyabram Football Club winning the 2018 grand final against Shepparton Bears. The final siren saw the Shepparton Bears at 9.9-63, narrowly edging ahead of Kyabram’s poor kicking at 8.13-61. At the time, Kyabram were sitting comfortably, having maintained a lengthy winning streak since 2015.

On Sunday, Kyabram had a chance to redeem itself, staring down Echuca for the 2019 premiership flag.

It didn’t take long for Kyabram to prove themselves as the stronger team on the day, leading at half time by 32 points.

But Echuca certainly didn’t go down without a fight, never letting the margin between the two teams slip beyond their grasp. At the final siren, Kyabram was up 22 points, scoring 10.14-74 against Echuca’s 7.10-52.

During the post-match presentations, Kyabram players were acknowledged for their achievements, with Pat Wearden securing the AFL Vic Country medal, Jake Reeves awarded the Wilf Cox medal and Mick Mattingly securing the Barry Connolly medal for best player in the finals.