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Brighouse are over 35s runners-up after tense grand final

Brighouse will finish the regular ODFA season with some silverware after being named the second best over 35s side in the Orange competition.

Their runners-up status was confirmed on Sunday when they battled Waratahs O35s for the 2019 title.

Tahs took the match 4-0 with four second half goals.

Both sides were backing up from Saturday’s C grade games, with Brighouse only able to field one sub.

To their credit, the Barnstoneworth outfit held Tahs to a 0-0 scoreline for 70 minutes before the petrol gauge began to show empty.

The green and white striped team left nothing on the field apart from a large chunk of centre back Josh Towns’ epidermis after he put in a players’ player performance to continually frustrate the attacking Tahs.

At times the contest became heated but the referee kept his cards close to his chest despite a number of incidents which threatened to spill over into more than a push and shove.

Waratahs showed their class with a deft passing game and great ball control, to dominate the latter stages.

In their earlier C-Grade game against CYMS Gold on Saturday, Brighouse went down 2-0 after conceding a goal in each half.


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