IN FRONT of a massive home crowd, the Casterton-Sandford Seniors met North Gambier.
A lot was riding on this game, second-placed North looking to redeem themselves after a surprise loss to West Gambier last week, while fourth-placed Casterton-Sandford determined to prove they can match it with the best teams in the competition.
The critics gave the Cats a snowball’s chance in hell of beating North and had resigned them back to fifth place, while also assuming East Gambier would beat Millicent.
The Cats resolved to be no easy beats and while they were eventually overcome by the more experienced North Gambier, the young Cats led the game until after halftime.
The Cats came out of the rooms with their heads up and determination written across their faces.
To the surprise of the North crowd, who clearly think too highly of their SA media’s commentary, the Cats drew first blood merely moments in: Josh Stephenson awarded a free kick, booted the ball out of the middle into the hands of Matt Killey, who kicked a booming goal from outside of 50.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, May 21, 2014