Seventh loss sees side struggling in 12th

June 07, 2018

Fingertips: Hopper Dayne Chapman soars for a mark.

Yarroweyah fell to its seventh defeat of the year at the weekend, this time against lowly Mathoura.

The Hoppers blew an almighty chance to go one spot off the play-offs when they lost to the Timbercutters by 30 points.

It was the seventh loss in eight matches for the hapless Hoppers outfit. The side now stands 12th on the 13-tier Picola and District Football League ladder.

Mathoura coach Jack Keogh said his side’s win was the best footy it had produced all year.

‘‘We’d been working towards it since the start of the season, so to achieve what we set out to do was fantastic,’’ Keogh said.

‘‘It was a game which we’d worked hard for since the start of the season, so it’s good to know it’s starting to show and show the league and our own supporters.

‘‘(It’s) really good to win, especially in front of our own supporters, many of whom have been there for a long time and they hate to see us lose, so to repay their faith was great.’’

And the fixture doesn’t not get any easier this weekend for Yarroweyah.

Picola United, coming off the back of a five-goal loss to top side Waaia, will be out for redemption to get its season back on track.

The positive for the Hoppers is a home-ground advantage, even though the team’s only win for the year came in an away tie at Tocumwal.

Yarroweyah will then hit the road to face fifth-placed Strathmerton on June 16.

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