CMFNL - Decade defiance

GROUNDED: Cohuna Kangas forward, Harrison Keely tried to stop Kerang defender, Joshua Nitschke from getting the ball.

GROUNDED: Cohuna Kangas forward, Harrison Keely tried to stop Kerang defender, Joshua Nitschke from getting the ball.

THE Cohuna Kangas showed on Saturday that it is one of this year's Central Murray Football Netball League premiership chances, recording is first win against six-time reigning premiers, Kerang in 10 years.

The Kangas' four-point win against the Blues was the club's first victory against one of its closest rivals since round 18, 2007 - which also occurred at Riverside Park.

Led by returning recruit, Tom Toma and Kansas Varker (two goals), the visitors led at every break, with neither side able to extend the lead beyond 12 points at any stage of the game.

The victory ended the club's run of 17 consecutive losses against the Blues, with the streak including Kerang's 2013 grand final win against the league's southernmost side.

The result - the Kangas' fifth consecutive win of the season - leaves the side second on the ladder, one win behind the Mallee Eagles, who are also undefeated so far in season 2018. 

The loss was the Blues' second in its last three games, with the team fourth on the ladder - 10 points off the Eagles.

The Kangas will look to keep its undefeated season going this weekend when the side hosts Koondrook/Barham, with Kerang's next match occurring on June 9 against the Raiders.

Meanwhile, the Raiders moved to fifth on the ladder following a 47-point win against Tyntynder.

Led by a six-goal effort from Cameron Arnold, Koondrook/Barham led at every change to go to 3-3 after six rounds.

Goals were the theme of the day also at Lalbert, with Caine Hillier and Sean Bedggood booting seven goals each in the Mallee Eagles' 64-point win against Lake Boga.

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