BRIGHT’S top two chances have all but gone after suffering their fourth loss of the season when defeated by Tarrawingee on Saturday.
Now in third position three wins back from second placed Milawa, the Mountain Men will need to win their remaining four matches while relying on other results to have any hope of a second chance come September.
Despite missing key players Grant Harris, Nick Lebish and Daniel Sgambelloni for the clash Bright still went into the must-win match confident it had the side to end Tarrawingee’s five game winning streak.
And the Mountain Men once again started strongly, Sam and Tom Buckley continuing on from where they left off a week earlier presenting well in attack, and with a goal from each in the opening 10 minutes the signs looked good.
However, those two majors would be the side’s only scores for the quarter and their only goals for the first half as Tarrawingee worked its way back into the contest nullifying Bright’s forwards and adding three majors in the second term to lead by a goal at halftime.
The home side extended its advantage with a fourth goal early in the third quarter but when Sam Buckley kicked his second and coach Regan Alexander finished off a late opportunity Bright led by three points.