Super Sunday ended in a draw for Shepparton Notre and Mooroopna as both sides shared the points in a big day of football at Numurkah showgrounds.
Despite the Bears’ top-of-the-table standing, the Cats rose to the challenge with both sides boasting players who represented Victoria Country at the recent AFLW under-18s championship.
The match see-sawed with Shepparton Notre creating a lead by the first break, but Mooroopna snatched a buffer to hold sway heading into half-time.
The game continued to stay tight and in the final quarter the Bears overcame a one-goal deficit to draw the game.
Talented Tyler Atkinson could not be stopped as the pacey Mooroopna footballer was justifiably best-on for her side and Vic Country representatives Millie Brown and Rebecca Webster also made an impact.
Another star with aspirations for AFLW is Chelsea Briggs-Baksh, who scored three goals for the Cats, as Webster also contributed three as part of a potent forward line.
Murray Bushranger Tahlia Sleeth shone for the Bears, well assisted by consistent performers Grace Egan, Abby Favaro and Amy Duguid.
Making an impact on the scoreboard was Favaro, who kicked four goals, while Arnika McGregor was another multiple goal kicker for Shepparton Notre.
Sunday’s match has been the only time where the Bears have not gathered full points this season, having won the previous nine games.
Shepparton United allowed Echuca just the one point as Kasey Boschetti, Ella Hibble, Kelsey Moylan and Emily Bover put the Demons’ goals on the board.
Annelise Hamilton was superb for Shepparton United, while Aisha Kirchhofer toiled hard for the Murray Bombers.
In the final match of the round an accurate Finley accounted for Euroa.