WANGARATTA Rovers did not let spills and hurdles get in their way to overcome arch Ovens and Murray rivals, Wangaratta Magpies yesterday.
In a gutsy performance, a number of stoppages due to injuries on the Hawks’ behalf did not hinder the brown and gold, as they powered away from the Magpies by nine goals.
It wasn’t a one-sided affair though, with the Magpies keeping up in the first quarter, although Rovers had an early upper hand, landing the first two goals to the Magpies one.
Katie Dean was all over the ball in goal defence for the Magpies, and continued to grab intercepts, while Oliva Lindsey supported Dean, both helping to make up for the lost opportunities Wangaratta lost in its attacking end.
Finding the post in the ring was instrumental for the Rovers, with brilliant feeding from Stacey Emms and Kristy Newton, while Emma Tindill continued to provide options in the midcourt when needed.