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Ferocious Final Fighback But Villains Fall Short

The Villains travelled to Wandin on the first day of winter to take on the reigning premiers. Sadly it turned out to be a dismal day in more than just the weather.

The teams lined up for the official unfurling of 2013 premiership flag and the scene was set for the grand final rematch.

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From the first bounce Wandin set about showing why they had finished on top of the ladder. From their supporters point of view it was pretty to watch as they slotted 7 goals to 1 in the first quarter.

In what became a master-class display by the home side, the injury plagued Villians could only manage 3 behinds in the second quarter as the relentless ‘Dogs’ piled on another 5 goals to lead by 68 points at the half time break.

Unfortunately the third quarter proved to be the best term for Wandin who kicked another 7 goals with the ‘green and gold’s score remaining stuck on 9 points.

Un-perturbed the Villians staged a valiant fightback in the final term and kicked three unanswered goals whilst holding Wandin to their lowest score of the match.

Despite what the scoreboard showed, the Villains continued their never say die attitude throughout the match.

Gutsy recruit Biscuit starred in midfield for the first half, whilst classy Fish was never out of the action constantly linking things together.

Back-line Timms and usual suspects Hume, Wangadeen and Miles were sorely tested in the face of a barrage of Wandin incursions. New boy Tony Carr showed what ‘G & D’ is all about but it was obvious the team missed ‘spiritual’ leader Matt Dean.)

Hird, after an effervescent game last week, botched a chance in front of goals ‘earlyish’ and wasn’t seen to trouble the goal umpire again. Russell and Singo fought hard all day as did Rocket. And it’s no secret that Whisper kept finding the footy - watch out for him next game.

With 7 experienced young key players out injured and 5 others having never played a full season Coach “Ankle” was nevertheless pleased at the boys fighting spirit and flashes of individual brilliance.

With 4 games to go, the Villians can still make the finals and the players are determined to give it their best shot. They think they can get there even with injury list close to the number of fit players to choose from. Alf (collar bone) Elvie (shoulder) Miles, Dean and Sharky (Knee) are all on the mend. The good news for Villains is that there were no new injuries this week

The next game is at home against Upwey on Sunday 15th June and they could do with as many as possible supporters to be there to cheer them on.

Final Score : Wandin 22/20 152 - Villains 4/4/28

Pic: “All I see is Green & Gold” says one of our loyal supporters. Click here for more photos

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