Juniors pay tribute

Players huddle for an Anzac ceremony. Pictures: Anthea Heagney

By Taylah Eastwell

Monbulk Junior Football club were extremely grateful and honoured to host local RSL president, Bill Ford and vice president, John Surridge to their game on Anzac Day.

Both clubs payed their respects as Mr Ford and Surridge presented an Anzac Day ceremony.

President of Monbulk Junior Football Club, Cindy Downey thanked Emerald Football Club for joining Monbulk as they paid tribute to the Anzacs.

Ms Downey said the game proved to be a “tough round” for the Hawks against a very determined Emerald team, with the ball in dispute for the most part of the match.

“Our Hawks chased the ball valiantly but without success. We will reset and prepare for our next match up against a strong Wesburn team,” she said.

Of the six teams, four won and two lost in hard fought battles.

Final scores were Monbulk 5.9.39 to Emerald’s 8.3.53.

Awards went to Ben Smith, Will Henderson, Charlie Barge, Cody Tims and Kallan Brasher.

Note: The Anzac Day game was fixtured for play by the AFL, which governs the fixtures and league rules of the clubs.