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Undera brought undone by Ardmona injuries

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May 04, 2018

TO SAY Kyabram Football League’s Undera experienced an eventful day last Saturday would be a classic understatement.

TO SAY Kyabram Football League’s Undera experienced an eventful day last Saturday would be a classic understatement.

In what could be an unprecedented occurrence in any form of football, both the Undera versus Ardmona reserves and senior footy games were called off due to injuries to Ardmona players. Both injuries resulted in long waits for ambulances to attend the players.

Unfortunately for Undera its senior game was called off in the second term, which means it has to share the premiership points — although it held a 53-point lead at the time.

The reserves game wasn’t called off until the third term when Undera led 10.15 to 0.1 so it is counted as a win and Undera gets the four premiership points.

Under the rules if games are terminated before half-time teams share the points regardless of the scores but if they are called off in the second half the side in front gets the premiership points.

Senior Undera coach Justin Torney said it was disappointing to have to share the points ‘‘when you are so far in front, but you have to move on’’.

‘‘We have got some quality players coming back into the side this week and are looking forward to playing Violet Town,’’ Torney said.

Despite both games being called off, all wasn’t lost on the day for the Undera Football Club.

It named its teams of the decades and its best team for the last 50 years at a function in Shepparton that drew a crowd of nearly 280 and was a great night.

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