Yippee Ky yea, what a day

March 07, 2018

Division two premier Kyabram was up and about after claiming the premiership shield by defeating Mooroopna.

Kyabram’s Judy Wright was ecstatic when the final bowl was delivered in the division two grand final.

Her side claimed its place at the top of the chain by defeating Mooroopna 14-70 to 2-57 at Kialla Park.

As Mooroopna held the wood over Kyabram throughout the season, a change of plan was needed heading into the final.

Plenty of tactical moves were implemented successfully which Wright said had her side well-poised for victory.

‘‘I was very proud of all the players, we knew we had to play long all day because Mooroopna had beat us twice this season, so we had to change the way we were playing,’’ she said.

‘‘We knew if they got the short end we were gone, so we just kept it long all day.

‘‘They got it short a couple of times but we got it back on them, we just had to stay long, long, long.’’

With the support of Kelvin Beacon, Maurice Hateley and Mitch Steven, Wright skipped an 11-shot rink victory against Marilyn Jones.

Kyabram’s Jill Barrett had no troubles against the might of Mooroopna’s Win McGoldrick with her team comprising Bruce Mellington, John Robinson and Dawn Blake prevailing with a 29-14 scoreline.

Berna Nichols was the only Mooroopna skip to steal a win for her side, keeping in check Kyabram’s Terri Thomson.

The season culminated in the ideal outcome for a side that went from strength to strength as the season progressed.

‘‘This is the first year this group has been together and we started slow and came through the year, and at the end we were just getting better and better, they had a marvellous day,’’ Wright said.

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