THE Hamilton Kangaroos produced the finest hour of their brief existence when they claimed the scalp of last year’s grand finalists, Koroit, at Melville Oval on Sunday.
Senior playing coach Jarrod Holt and his players were applauded by supporters as they left the ground following their 14.8 (92) to 12.11 (83) triumph.
Players then took centre stage in the change-rooms as they heartily belted out the club song.
As one of last year’s grand finalists, the Saints are one of the league’s benchmarks.
A point not lost on Holt when he spoke to the Hamilton Spectator in his post match interview.
“We knew that we were up against it … against Koroit today,” he said.
“They are a really good, professional outfit.
“But to the boys’ credit, the message was at the start of the day ‘we’ll never know where we’re going to get to unless we put it up to these good sides’.
“To the boys’ credit they were able to play out four quarters.”
The signs were encouraging at half time when the Kangaroos led by under a goal.
But unlike their season opener against Cobden when placed in a similar position, there would be no capitulation.
“At half time, once again we put ourselves in a position to win the game,” Holt said.
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