Lions bow out

CLASS ACT: Liam Harrington, playing his 100th match for the Lions on Saturday, charges past Tarrawingee’s Jack Spence to drive Whorouly forward. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

A SEASON of promise and development came to a fairly predictable end for Whorouly on the weekend, with the Lions going down to a superior Tarrawingee side by 49 points in the Ovens and King elimination final.

The Bulldogs came out firing in the opening quarter, completely dominating the Lions with far greater intent in the middle, pinpoint ball use and stifling defensive pressure.

They kept things so tight down back, with Trevor Edwards leading the charge, and Ben Bell, Daniel Barassi and Jarrod Everitt following suit, that the Lions failed to score in the first term.

At the other end of the ground Hamish Moore and Kyle Raven were taking full advantage of some clean forward entries, bagging a couple of goals each as Tarrawingee went into the quarter time break with a 33-point buffer.

It took a supreme individual effort from Matt Charleston to finally get Whorouly on the board.

The fleet-of-foot midfielder swooped on the ball on the wing and took off, breaking the lines with three bounces before setting sail for home and kicking truly.

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