Deakin Reserve to be a sea of red and black at big dance

September 19, 2017

Kyabram's Coby McCarthy, pictured during an earlier round, was name best-on-ground in the Bombers' under-18 preliminary final win against Shepparton on Sunday.

Kyabram ensured it will have all three football teams playing in Goulburn Valley League grand finals.

The Bombers dominated in the second half of their under-18 preliminary final against Shepparton on Sunday to record a 15-point win.

Only three points separated the teams at the main break, but four goals to one from Kyabram in the third term broke the game open.

Coby McCarthy was named best-on-ground for the Bombers with a four-goal performance, while Nicholas Darling, Daniel Lawson, Josh Dillon, Dominic Watt and Matthew Price had top games.

Shepparton was best served by Lachlan Ash, Charlie Boyer, Jack Nation, Tim Miles, Jack Wilson and Hugo Ingham.

Kyabram will take on Shepparton United in the decider at Deakin Reserve, with the game starting at 9.30am.

The Demons will aiming for back-to-back under-18 flags after breaking a 32-year drought in the thirds last year.

●Kyabram’s reserves won through to the grand final by blitzing Shepparton United to the tune of 92 points in the preliminary final.

Bombers senior coach Paul Newman showed he has lost none of his touch after retiring at the end of last season, dominating with nine goals in a brilliant display.

Adam Lovison, Michael Pryde, Josh Wild, Charlie McLay and Tom Curnow also played well in the 16.11 (107) to 2.3 (15) victory.

It was tough going for the Demons, who had made it this far after finishing the home-and-away season in sixth on the ladder.

Damon Zampaglione, Tom McCluskey, Ben Pedretti, Spencer Gillespie, Henry Cook and Riley Scott were United’s best.

Kyabram will play Euroa for the flag on Sunday, with the game starting at 11.40am.

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