The Batemans Bay Seahawks reserve-grade side got its season back on track on Saturday with a thrilling one-point victory against the third-placed Cooma Cats.
In windy conditions at Hanging Rock Oval, the Seahawks kicked the only goal of the first quarter through Kyle O’Malley to put the home side in front by a narrow five points at quarter time.
The tight tussle continued in the second quarter, with only three points separating the two sides at half time.
Cooma looked the better of two teams after the main break, but a Seahawks fight back towards the end of the quarter, including a goal to youngster Dylan Art, had the scores level at three quarter time.
The Cats once again bounced out of the blocks and kicked three quick goals to hold an 18-point lead with ten minutes to go.
The Seahawks weren’t done though, as quick goals to Kyle O’Malley and John Tait cut the Cooma lead to only 5 points.
With only 90 seconds left on the clock, ruckman Tom Holder found himself with a shot at goal to win the game for his team.
Holder went back and calmly slotted the sealer to keep his team’s finals aspirations alive.
O’Malley and Holder were strong all day in the middle of the ground, Adam Bradbury was a shining light at fullback, while the returning Graham Enright was a focal point up forward.
Both teams are at home next Saturday with two massive games against the ADFA Rams.