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Game not one for purists

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July 31, 2017

The Cats, who upset Echuca last week, were outclassed in a game of football you would not use to promote the Goulburn Valley League.

Seymour won a scrappy battle of the felines against Mooroopna on Saturday.

The Cats, who upset Echuca last week, were outclassed in a game of football you would not use to promote the Goulburn Valley League.

It was windy, it was tough and it was scrappy at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, but that did not faze Seymour coach Brent Colbert as his side registered its fourth straight victory.

‘‘It wasn’t the best of games, it was definitely not the best to watch, but in the end it was good to bank another win,’’ Colbert said.

Jake O’Brien and Rory Scopel each kicked four goals for the winners.

Scopel has kicked four or more goals in two of his past three games.

‘‘Rory has been super consistent with his performances, he is just a reliable performer and I think we know what we can expect from him,’’ Colbert said.

Jordan Hockley and Jack Murphy were also impressive for the Lions and Colbert was proud to see some of his younger troops step up as they continue to build for finals.

‘‘We have been going well of late, but I think it is more pleasing to see the likes of Jordan and Jack performing well and us not relaying on the usual likes,’’ Colbert said.

Ben Hicks was the Cats’ best as they were 17 points behind at quarter-time, before the Lions, against the breeze, extended their margin to 28 points.

Bayden Fallon, in his 50th senior game, fired the Cats to successive goals to begin the premiership quarter, but it was all the Lions from there.

Colbert’s side kicked 11 second-half goals to five, with O’Brien kicking the game’s three final majors.

The victory lifted the Lions to third on the table and Colbert put his side’s recent run of form down to belief and consistency.

‘‘There is a feeling at the moment that we can achieve something this season,’’ Colbert said.

‘‘We are a settled side and we just keep believing in the boys we have and their ability to overcome adversity.’’

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