Maryborough’s veteran footballers were brought back to earth by a slick Woodend-Hesket team in their AFL Vic Country Masters football match on Saturday night.
The high-flying Hawks proved too polished for the Pumas, with a 10.8 (68) to 1.6 (12) victory under lights at Princes Park.
The home team never got into its groove as the Hawks outhustled and outran the Pumas who had been on a high after an away victory against Echuca-Moama the previous round.
“It was not one of our best games for the year so far, but you can only play as well as the opposition lets you,” Maryborough defender Matt Broad said.
“They played really well. The Woodend boys were just a little bit fitter and a little bit faster than us overall. I felt we were right in the
game at times, but they just kept scoring their couple of goals a quarter while making it hard for us to do the same.
“We had a lot of new guys in playing for us for the first time, which was a big positive for the club. Maybe, it’s going to take a little while to get it all together.”
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