Tigers bow out

Ethan Foreman was named in the Tigers' best.

Kyneton senior footballers ended their season on Saturday with a 42-points defeat at the hands of premiership prospect Strathfieldsaye.

The Storm tuned up for the finals with a blistering first quarter that produced seven goals to two with some precision football being played.

For the Darren Chambers-coached Tigers, it was a day of mixed feelings.

Some players are likely to be back in the famous yellow and black colours next season, while others may be elsewhere.

The prospect of Kyneton beginning a new era in the Riddell District Football Netball League was a talking point among plenty of spectators as well.

After the initial onslaught by the Storm, the home side regained composure in the second quarter and went to half-time 37 points in arrears.

The visitors largely controlled the third quarter, and the Tigers showed they did not want to give up with some attacking last-term play which produced four goals to one.

Storm champion Lachlan Sharp kicked another six goals to take his season’s tally to 93, and claim another Ron Best Medal.

Final scores were Strathfieldsaye 16.16 (112) to Kyneton 10.10 (70).

The Tigers finished in sixth spot on the ladder, with nine wins and nine defeats, one win clear of 2022 premiers Gisborne.

The talented Ben Cameron turned in a fine game for the Tigers, and evergreen Ethan Foreman, Thomas Quinn, Jake Summers, Steven Georgiou and the side’s leading goalkicker Cameron Manuel also figured in the best list.

Kyneton Reserves finished their season in seventh place on the ladder with seven wins and 11 defeats.

The final round match saw the Reserves go down 15.9 to 11.4.

Kyneton Under 18s were very competitive, with the Storm winning 7.7 (49) to 5.9 (39).

Some of the Under 18s have plenty of ability and learn a lot this season.

The Tigers thank all players who represented the club in 2023, wishing them all well for the future.

Hamish Yunghanns boots away.
Harrison Sheehan in action.
Jake Safstrom handballs away.