A WEEK after suffering its worst loss of the season, King Valley bounced back in stunning fashion on Saturday, pulling off an upset win over previous ladder leader Milawa at Whitfield.
The small ground, coupled with wet conditions, suited the home side’s bigger bodied midfielders more, and the Roos gained the upper hand early on.
Simon Hunter was back to his best after a poor game against Glenrowan, and he frequently won the ball out of the ruck contests, giving the Roos’ on-ballers first use time and time again.
As the visitors continued to pile on the pressure, a couple of behinds saw the scores all tied up early in the final term.
But the Roos regained their composure, slotting a couple of goals back and keeping the ball inside their forward half for much of the remainder of the contest, going on to win by 12 points.
It was a result King Valley desperately needed in order to fight its way back into the top four before the season is out, but for now it remains in fifth place, waiting for the teams above it to make mistakes.