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Ward’s timely ton sets up a Tigers victory

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October 24, 2017

Tigers' Irish import Richie Forrest

Two wins and on loss three games in, the Tigers are in a good early position and enter the weekend’s game against Tongala as favourites.

‘‘If at the start of the season you’d pencilled in who we thought we could beat, we’re probably one up on that but we could easily have been two up,’’ Ward said.

‘‘Kyabram is a good side though, and we’re pretty happy with where we’re at. There’s a fair bit of room for improvement though and a few areas to work on.’’

■ROCHESTER United triumphed in the weekend’s grand final rematch against Kyabram Fire Brigade winning a thriller by four runs.

Both sides had a number of different faces from last season’s decider, but it was a similarly tight match and result.

United batted first and had the continued strong form of Jordan Garrett (36) to thank for a good start, Sean Williams again haunting the Flames with 37.

But at 6/98 United looked in trouble, before Stephen Rasmussen made a brilliant 75 to build a match-winning total, United finishing at 9/191.

The Kyabram top order all made starts but the loss of wickets had it 4/88 with the game precariously poised.

Jayden Rosin dug in with a vital 40, joined by Shannon O’Brien to get the Flames within 20 of the target.

But up stepped Angus Martin, taking the final four wickets of the game to seal the win, Kyabram all out four runs short.

United remains undefeated but still chases Moama for top spot on the ladder. Moama has been in brutal form with three strong wins.

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