TEMORA led by a whisker on Saturday, gaining the mental edge over The Rock-Yerong Creek and ending on top, 8.10 (58) to 6.10 (46).
During the season the Kangaroos have lost four of four close matches and coach Christin Macri was proud to break the habit.
“We finally won a tight one,” Macri said.
“We never lost that lead, a couple of times they got close and were able to get a goal in time.”
Strong defence from both teams led to turnovers and a low-scoring game.
Temora’s pressure in the centre held Magpies star forward Andrew Carey to one goal.
“We did pretty well with clearances, it helps getting the ball to go your way when they’ve got good targets upfront,” Macri said.
Experienced midfielder Daniel Reid and ruckman Dominic Joyce worked hard around stoppages, and were named as Temora’s best two players.
The Magpies’ loss continues a long-held hoodoo, as they have not won a game at Nixon Park since round two in 2011.
“I don’t know why but it’s just been a bit of a bogey spot for us,” TRYC coach David Pieper said.
Temora are looking dangerous as the Farrer League home and away season wraps up in August.
More than anything Macri wants consistency.
“It would be good for the boys to string a few more wins together, two’s been our best run so far,” he said.
2.2, 3.3, 5.7, 8.10 (58)
The Rock-Yerong Creek
0.1, 2.5, 3.7, 6.10 (46)
Goals: (Temora) Matt Harpley 2, Matthew Wallis 2, Jackson Wheeler 2, Robert Krause, Patrick Walker; (TRYC) Thomas Yates, Timothy Mathieson, Justin Driscoll, Mitchell Ward, Andrew Carey, Todd Hannam
Best: (Temora) Daniel Reid, Dominic Joyce, Matthew Wallis, Damien Ponting, Robert Drummond, Robert Grant; (TRYC) Thomas Yates, Kieran Fair, Charles White, Scott Higgins, Dylan Hore, Dennis Pedemont
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