THE final score wasn’t a true reflection of the match but in the end it was a disappointing finish for Myrtleford in their opening round match of the 2015 Ovens and Murray football season on Sunday.
Taking on league powerhouse Albury, the Saints went toe to toe with their opponents and at halftime the year’s first major upset looked possible, however, it wasn’t to be as they eventually fell 10.13 (73) to 25.15 (165).
Ahead of the clash, Saints co-coaches Brad Murray and Leigh Corcoran said their team would go into the match with no fear and that is exactly what they showed in front of a big crowd at McNamara Reserve.
In an exciting fast paced first half, the Saints went goal for goal with their much more fancied opponents, the lead going back and forth before a late second term goal by the Tigers gave them a six-point advantage at the main break.
However, when ruckman Blair Jose went down early in the third term, with a dislocated shoulder, the game turned against the Saints as they were unable to maintain the type of performance they had executed in the first half.