Lock 8-6 (54) lost to Ramblers 7-15 (57)
THE last kick of the day got Ramblers over the line by three points.
The Roos were out of the blocks early with a majors to Hetzel and Habner.
Heath and Kelly with the help of Slape and Harrison barely let the Magpies get a smell of the ball in their forward 50 and Siebert and Hetzel each added majors to see a handy four-goal lead at the break.
Lock started well with the ball forward several times with only minor rewards.
Shirley, J. Darling, Sampson and Pedler got into gear for several minors until they were rewarded through Pedler and another minor from the outer flank.
The Roos’ defence was under the pump and saw the lead down to 10 points.
Ramblers started the third quarter with a minor score.
Lock steadied and a magnificent goal from 50 through Wright had fans cheering.
A handball from Wright to Cindric saw the Roos next goal but an answer was found within minutes.
The northern end continued to get more than its fair share with consecutive points from Lock and finally a goal from Beard.
A fantastic juggled mark from Kammerman was justly converted almost on the siren. Tired Roo legs were struggling as they watched their lead pegged back.
Richardson jagged a major at the 22-minute mark, then another minor and the lead was whittled down to three points with seconds to go.
In a final surge, Ramblers found the big sticks and got in front for the first time all day.