The Nunawading Lions reserves recorded a hard-fought victory over the weekend, ending the club's more-than-two-year long winless streak.
The Lions’ reserves defeated the Glen Waverley Hawks by six points at Kooning Reserve thanks to a free kick in the dying minutes, with first year footballer Ash Cox nailing a set shot from 40m out directly in front to give Nunawading a 8.6 (54) to 7.6 (48) win, sparking absolute chaos in the home clubrooms.
“Both teams (seniors and reserves) celebrated in the rooms,” Nunawading president Wayne Devene told The Leader newspaper.
“They didn’t even know the words, they were looking up on the wall for the words.”
The win even inspired Devene to phone into Triple M's Winter Breakfast to brag about the "exhilarating win".
The Lions did it the hard way, being reduced to 16 fit men for the final quarter, but where able to hang on for the club's first win since round 10, 2015.
The Win for the Lions' reserves, whose average losing margin this season is 137 points, set the scene for a big night, with the clubrooms reportedly absolutely pumping until their liquor licence ran out at midnight.
“It was really massive, the boys were so pumped — they partied pretty hard,” Devene said.
Unfortunately the win didn't inspire the senior side who went down by 86 points.