THE Kyabram and District Football League 2014 premiers kicked off their flag defence against their highly fancied opponents Lancaster who recruited heavily over the off season including former Violet Town premiership player Russell Lee.
Nagambie wasn’t shy in the off-season either recruiting Shepparton Swans player Anthony Haysom to rejoin his brother Danny who is recovering from a knee injury sustained late last year and is expected to return in the next few weeks.
Other inclusions include Rick Misiti, who made a strong debut for the Lakers across the flank, as well as pushing in the middle to create a contest along the boundary line.
Brayden Biggs was a notable performer in his second senior game, catching the eye of coach Linc Sullivan.
“In a big pressure game he really stood up, he was good when the ball was loose, putting his head over the ball when he needed to,” Biggs said.
Nagambie pulled out to a near seven goal lead at half time, with Patrick Rattray performing well in the air despite struggling once the ball went to ground where forward rovers such as Tom Stevens and Brett Connors were able to do damage on the scoreboard.