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Murray stands in the way of Wimmera interleague success

Wimmera Football League will have to wait until next year to improve its standing in community championships football after a narrow loss to Murray league.
Wimmera’s 22-point loss at Moama led to the region’s flagship football competition slipping in rankings to 17th in the 32-league field.
The loss was its first at a championship in three seasons.
Murray, on the other hand, is now ranked 14th, in a field led by Geelong league.
Wimmera led early in its championship clash before Murray, on the end of a six-goal second quarter, claimed a 17-point lead at half time.
The visitors then played catch-up football for the remainder of the game.
Minyip-Murtoa big-occasion aerialist Kieran Delahunty shone for the Big W, as did resolute Horsham utility Rhona Conboy.
Minyip-Murtoa assistant coach Sam Winfield and Burras team-mate Warwick Stone, Stawell coach Tom Eckel and Horsham talent Ryan Kemp were also prominent.
Brodie A’Vard, Ned Nihill and five-goal Ashley Froud led the way for Murray.
A Wimmera under-18 team also narrowly missed out, losing by four points in a curtain-raiser.
Jordan Delahunty, Adam Haslett and Paul Summers were best for the Wimmera side.
2018 senior rankings
1. Geelong. 2. Eastern. 3. Mornington Peninsula-Nepean. 4. Northern. 5. Essendon District. 6. Ovens and Murray. 7. Western Region. 8. Ballarat. 9. Goulburn Valley. 10. Hampden. 11. Bendigo. 12. AFL Yarra Ranges. 13. South East. 14. Murray. 15. Gippsland. 16. Bellarine. 17. Wimmera. 18. Central Murray. 19. Sunraysia. 20. Geelong and District. 21. Heathcote District. 22. Southern. 23. North Central. 24. Riddell District. 25. Central Highlands. 26. Maryborough Castlemaine District. 27. West Gippsland. 28. Horsham District. 29. Warrnambool District. 30. Kyabram District. 31. Colac District. 32. Golden Rivers.
Mininera and District and South West District played an interleague fixture outside the championships.

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