Maryborough claimed a monumental 38-point win over Kyneton on Saturday, breaking a four-year long precedent which saw it claim a maximum of one win per season since 2015.
The Magpie faithful were washed with relief at the weekend after years of assuming the worst unless the Pies came up against its only beatable competitor, Castlemaine.
After no wins in season 2015 or 2016, Maryborough’s only saving grace for the following seasons was its one or two clashes a year with Castlemaine, the only side it was able to beat in 2017 and 2018.
After tasting victory just twice in two years, this year has seen Maryborough add some incredible recruits and put up some unforeseen shows of competitiveness.
Up until the weekend however, this competitiveness hadn’t yet paid off with Maryborough sitting on one win for 2019, only over Castlemaine, heading into Saturday’s clash.
The first quarter saw both sides boot two goals apiece and Mary- borough take a narrow two-point lead thanks to two missed opportunities.
The second term is where the Pies thundered out in front, snagging six goals to Kyneton’s two and taking a 26-point lead into the main break.
The dreaded third quarter then faced the Pies and this mounted pressure reared its ugly head on the scoreboard, with Maryborough kicking seven behinds to just two goals.
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