Slow off the mark

A SEVEN-goal-to-one opening quarter proved costly for Myrtleford in round two of Ovens and Murray football.

A SEVEN-goal-to-one opening quarter proved costly for Myrtleford in round two of Ovens and Murray football.

The Saints travelled to Wodonga’s Birallee Park last Saturday looking to put in a strong four quarter performance against the Raiders after a second half fadeout against Albury in round one.

But after falling behind by 32-points at the first break the Saints were unable to work their way back from the deficit, going down 18.7 (115) to 12.7 (79).

After showing what they were capable of in the first half of their match against Albury,playing attacking football, coach Brad Murray said a failure to do the same against the Raiders was the reason they were forced to play catch-up.

“Poor skill execution and composure were the things that let us down,” he said.

“We kicked 1.5 compared to their 7.1, we didn’t make the most of our chances and in the end the margin at quarter time was about the same at the end of the game.

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