THE Hamilton Raiders suffered a big loss to start its 2021 South West Victoria Football Association, losing to the Portland Panthers 0-8.
Hamilton had ambitions of starting the new season well but travelling to Portland’s Friendly Societies Reserve to take on a new team in the Panthers, which provided a sense of the unknown.
It didn’t take Portland long to settle into its groove, as Dylan Murray found the back of the net off a penalty kick in the third minute of the match.
Murray wasted no time making his presence felt on the game, notching up a hat-trick in just 20 minutes, as the Raiders trailed 0-3.
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