IT was a thrilling contest to open Hamilton Kangaroos’ Hampden Football Netball League Open season, going down to Port Fairy by four goals at Melville Oval on Saturday.
The home team was in the contest for much of the day, as the lead flipped multiple times during the season opener before the Seagulls were able to grab the momentum when it counted most to win, 40-36.
Kangaroos coach, Kelsey Lewis said it was a the inability to play out the game which cost the team the points in round one.
“Yeah it was a tough result, but a good first round match,” she said.
“The girls just took the foot off in the last few minutes, which allowed Port Fairy to get on top of us.
“With the weather coming in so wet and windy, the girls had to really adjust and slow it down, which they did. We just didn't capitalise on our opportunities when we had the chances.