In sensational conditions, Mulwala started with authority and through Tom Dow and Kyle Archibald had four goals on the board within the opening ten minutes.
However Mulwala’s domination came to an almighty halt as Cobram hit the score board with two late goals to finish the first quarter.
Mulwala’s midfield was well on top during the second quarter with Ross Anasaldi and Sean Johns busy around the stoppages, combining for a crucial goal.
Harry Crossley’s composure under pressure was also a feature as Jackson Gash asserted himself of the contest with some telling possessions.
Ash Froud was once again the focal point with the experience of Nathan Parker helping to create another goal, however a couple of missed opportunities meant Cobram were still in the game at the main break, trailing by 26 points.
Mulwala were opened up during a lacklustre third quarter as Cobram’s pressure and spread saw them pile on 7 goals to two.
Some controversial free kicks certainly aided Cobram as they stormed back into the contest.
Matt Tregenza and Cameron Carling fought hard to stop the momentum and were well supported by Hamish Hosking who was on top in the ruck.
Connor Sanderson and the ever-reliable Dylan Robinson also did their best to stop the onslaught and if it had not been for Damien Cook the game may have been beyond Mulwala’s reach at the final change. His ability to defend and then use the ball stood out in another brilliant game.
Mulwala gained the ascendancy in the last term and dominated possession yet struggled to find the goals.
The backline saved a number of certain goals with Dale Powell and Nathan McNair coming up big in key contests.
Looking at another frustrating loss Mulwala needed someone to stand up, enter Tom Tout.
The youngster came on as the sub and had an immediate impact.
Flying through the air he took a brilliant mark and then minutes later sealed the game with his first senior goal.
Mobbed by team mates Mulwala snatched the victory and found a future star in the process.
Mulwala have fought out a determined but frustrating 34 point win against Cobram.
The giant David Hand was almost unstoppable at full forward and looked even more dangerous in the ruck finishing with five goals, including two late goals to seal Mulwala’s win.
Returning after a hamstring injury, Jackson Weir was also a standout. His pace through the centre and ability to break the lines was instrumental in setting up team mates, while he also kicked three goals.
Jason Sanderson continued his fine season with his marking a feature of Saturday’s game. With plenty of voice and the stoppages his leadership is helping to shape the games of his younger team mates.
Down back, the enigma Jake Savy was one of Mulwala’s better players, often turning defence into attack.
Lachy Orr relished a role in the forward line and was well supported by the crumbing Dave Nero and the bullish Charlie Magro.
Mulwala’s turnovers were costly throughout the game but the team fought hard and defended well throughout.
Jarrod Wilson and Mitch Doughty led the tackle count and were a huge reason for Mulwala’s win.
Credit must also go to Jayke Nicholson who even though he managed to miss a couple of goals was everywhere on the field.
In the ruck and all over the ground he put on a clinic of gut running football and was easily on of Mulwala’s best players.
Mulwala were well beaten in the thirds but competed with an intensity that had been missing the last couple of weeks.
Led by Cooper Chung and Cody Howard through the midfield, they looked dangerous throughout but were unable to impact the scoreboard.
The usual suspects stood tall with Robert Wilson continuing his fine season and Dylan Leadingham once again a general in the midfield.
Beau Nixon did his best in the forward line to provide an option and Wade Dennis played his heart out in the backline.
An undermanned Mulwala have been soundly beaten in the fourths but showed spirit and determination right until the end.
Miller Sanderson played his best game for the year and looks to be a future star.
Dylan Roberts has also shown huge improvement this year and was an important player through the midfield and up forward.
The Psaltiras twins were standouts, especially in the last quarter when their run and energy demonstrated a great attitude even with the win well and truly out of reach.
Mulwala celebrates 30 years in the Murray League
Mulwala will celebrate 30 years of involvement in the Murray Football Netball League when it takes on Moama this Saturday at Lonsdale Reserve.
Its club motto “Respect the past, build the future” will be on full display when the football players take the field in jumpers specially designed for the game.
To mark the occasion a selection committee has chosen the best team of those 30 years in what has been a hotly debated process. The team selected will feature on the front of the heritage jumper and then be auctioned off after the game.
Mulwala is seeking any individual who has had an association with the club during the last 30 years to come be a part of the celebrations.
This year is also the 30 year anniversary of the 1987 Reserves Premiership with those players also encouraged to take the opportunity with their former team mates and reminisce about their former glories.
With the senior team climbing the ladder in 2017, a young and emerging group of netballers and the culture building off the field, it is a great time to be involved in the Mulwala Football Netball Club