Nagambie’s test to come for top two spot

A STRONG CHALLENGE: This Violet Town ruckman was under pressure from Nagambie senior players James Forbes and Josh Comi. PHOTO: James Brook

AFTER a strong previous month, Violet Town was not to be taken lightly and Nagambie needs to win their remaining matches in the hope of securing a top two spot and the prized double chance that it provides.

To do this Nagambie can no longer afford to lose any game of their remaining games and they hope for Stanhope or Merrigum to stumble.

The opening was a scrappy affair with both sides having multiple inside 50 entries, despite kicking five goals to two, the highlight of the quarter was clearly Nathan Fothergill’s brilliant long bomb from outside 50 to get the margin out to four goals.

Nagambie’s skills and ball movement across the ground was not up to the standard that they had shown during the season and started to be noticed by the crowd.

With that in mind, Violet Town set about reeling in Nagambie’s lead to the point where late in the second quarter it briefly hit the front, which led to the question whether an upset was brewing.

Nagambie managed to steady and regain the lead not long before the main break, giving them a narrow four point buffer.

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