Tale of contrasts

Jubilation for Bright, frustrastion for Hawks in nail-biter

QUICK HANDS: Nick Howden gets a handball away as Justin Adamo dives to tackle. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

IT was a tale of two teams in the Ovens and King Football League clash at North Wangaratta on Saturday.

Bright pulled off its second nail-biter in a month to make it 10 straight wins, while for reigning premier North Wangaratta a winter of discontent continued with another frustratingly narrow loss.

The Mountain Men well and truly earned their two-point win over the Hawks, dominating the match for much of the first three quarters before the home team found a spark in the final term.

Again it was Regan Alexander – Bright’s assistant coach – who steadied the ship.

His long right foot snap was shepherded through to give the visitors a bit of breathing space before Nick Howden added a minor score from deep in the left hand pocket.

Matt Duffy kept the game alive when he converted from a 50m penalty to bring it back to two points, but it was too little, too late for the Hawks, with the siren sounding soon afterwards.

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