Best Battles | LBU wins a thriller

By Riverine Herald

Elmore v Lockington Bamawm United

Round 11, 2017 at Elmore Recreation Reserve

LBU 12.10 (82) def. Elmore 13.2 (80)

While LBU and Elmore won just four and three games respectively, the two sides played out a thriller in their second meeting of the season.

After falling behind at the first change, LBU then turned the game around in the second term to lead by a single kick at the main break.

And from there, the Cats were able to keep their hosts at arm’s length.

For LBU, Zeik Johnston made the most of his opportunities inside forward 50, kicking four goals.

Meanwhile at the other end, Danny Brewster did his best to keep the Bloods in the contest, booting seven majors.

Mount Pleasant v Leitchville-Gunbower

Round 16, 2014 at Gunbower Recreation Reserve

Leitchville-Gunbower 10.17 (77) def. Mount Pleasant 10.12 (72)

The Bombers were forced to come from behind to a win a thriller in 2014, a result which helped them secure a double chance as they finished in third position.

Leitchville-Gunbower kicked 3.8 to Mounts’ 1.1 in the final quarter to secure a thrilling victory.

‘‘It was a big game in the context of the season. We win that and it sets up a top three spot,’’ Bombers coach Marty Shadbolt said.

‘‘We didn’t start very well. We had a lot of the play from half way through the third quarter to the end of the game, but just couldn’t quite get the score on the board.

‘‘Luckily we kicked those two late goals as there wasn’t much time left.’’

Joel Donehue was named best afield for the Bombers.