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.