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A FOCUSED North Ballarat claimed a pivotal seven-point win over Williamstown in the VFL at Burbank Oval yesterday.
This lifts the Selkirk Roosters above the Seagulls and into the top eight for the first time since the opening round.

It also gives North Ballarat five wins in its past six games after being one in six.

Roosters season lives on

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EFFECTIVELY, North Ballarat Roosters had to win. No alternative.
So much was at stake – primarily to keep the Roosters’ season alive, but also to bounce back from a shocker at Box Hill a fortnight ago, and to fittingly honour captain Marc Greig in his 200th senior Victorian Football League match.

Roosters shine as Vics thump Tassie

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STATE PRIDE was on the line and all three North Ballarat Roosters in the Big V stepped up their games.

Midfielder Myles Sewell, known for thriving in the big games, was among the Victorian Football League’s best in a 108-point trouncing of the Tasmanian State League in Hobart Saturday afternoon.

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WHEN the second quarter started, it looked like North Ballarat Roosters were not sure what had hit them.
Play was competive to quarter-time – Box Hill had an 11-point edge, the Roosters were meeting their targets and at the break Roosters’ coach Gerard FitzGerald was calling for fine-tuning from his players.

Then, bam.

Curran closer to lining up for AFL

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NORTH Melbourne young gun Tom Curran moves closer to his first AFL appearance with his VFL senior debut for North Ballarat tomorrow.
Curran lines up against Box Hill Hawks at Box Hill.

He has been on the Kangaroos’ long-term injury list.

Curran was North Melbourne’s second selection with pick 40 in last year’s national draft.

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NICK Peters has again come up short in his bid to return for North Ballarat in the VFL.
The Selkirk Roosters were hopeful of regaining Peters, who has been kept on the sidelines by a strained quadricep since the opening round.

He began Wednesday night’s training session before again feeling a niggle.

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