More Hume League premiership success for Osborne with win against Jindera

Osborne has drawn level with Walla as the most successful Hume Football League club after claiming a 25-point win over Jindera in the grand final at Walbundrie on Saturday.

In a remarkable run of success since joining the competition in 1970, the Cats joined Walla on 14 premierships with a 9.12 (66) to 5.11 (41) triumph – their first since 2012.

Osborne president Jason Gooden said it was an extremely proud moment.

“It’s a great day for the club,” Gooden said.

“Matty Rava (Osborne captain-coach) has done a sensational job in bringing the boys together.

“They had to fight every inch of the way against Jindera.”

Azzi Medal winner Jamie Parr capped off a stellar season to claim the Des Kennedy Medal after being adjudged best on ground in the decider.

The Cats’ star forward booted four of his side’s nine goals for the contest, including two monster efforts from outside 50 to effectively swing the game in Osborne’s favour.

“To the Osborne community, this goes out to you as well,” Parr said after receiving the award.

Midfielder Sam Rutland and young centre-half-forward George Alexander were also instrumental in the win, while Marty Bahr and Rava were standouts in the midfield when the game was on the line.

Matt Osborne was the Dogs’ best with his run from the back pocket.

Four goals in the first seven minutes of the final quarter set up the victory for Osborne in a game that was far from pretty due to the blustery conditions.

Parr’s successful attempt in the second minute of the quarter started the rush, however, Jindera stayed in the hunt but ultimately convert their hard work into scoreboard pressure.

Jindera’s clean execution saw it boot three straight goals to Osborne’s 2.5 in the first term to take a one-point lead.

However, the Bulldogs were wayward in the second term against the breeze to only muster six behinds as Osborne edged its way in front to lead 4.7 (31) to 3.6 (24) at the main break.

Jindera kicked the only goal of the third term to cut the margin to two points, before the experience of the Cats in shone through in the final quarter.

Parr was the only multiple goal kicker for either side, while Rutland, Alexander, Marty Bahr, Declan and Connor Galvin also added majors for Osborne.

Sam Crawshaw, Jesse Wellington, Tom Weldon, Dylan Pettingill and Mitch Dempsey all finished with goals for Jindera.

The gate was $44,000.