Players, supporters and families flocked to Gundary Oval for the Eurobodalla Football Association’s pre-season knockout day on Sunday.
It was the final chance for players to dust off their boots before the start of the regular season this weekend.
About 80 teams took the field ranging from the youngest mini-roos through to the all age grades.
Narooma and Bodalla combined in the all age men’s competition and beat Moruya 4-nil before just edging Batemans Bay 1-nil in the final, following Batemans Bay’s nil-all draw against Broulee.
Batemans Bay’s all age ladies’ team defeated Narooma’s all age ladies’ team by the narrowest of margins, 1-nil, but then lost its second game to Moruya 2-nil.
Clyde defeated Broulee 5-nil and set up a final against Moruya, but the home was too strong and won 4-nil.
Bodalla Green edged Narooma’s combined under 11/12s Redbacks and Whitetips team 2-1, before going on to win the final 1-nil against Clyde United.
Clyde United and Narooma played a tense 1-all draw in the youth girls’ grade and Clyde moved forward on countback, facing Moruya Blues in the final.
Clyde scored the title with a 2-1 win.
Narooma’s youth boys won its grade after escaping with a stirring comeback against Moruya Blues in its first game.
The Redbacks fielded just nine players, but were helped by number matching.
In its first game, Narooma trailed 2-nil to Moruya Blues and clawed its way back in the match to win 3-2.
Against the odds, the boys edged rivals Bodalla and won 4-2 to take out the trophy.
The first round of the 20-round regular season begins on Sunday with games spread throughout the shire.
Batemans Bay will look to avenge its defeat in the knockout against Bodalla/Narooma while Moruya tackles Broulee in the men’s competition, while in the women’s Broulee hosts Moruya and Narooma hosts Batemans Bay.
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