Cobden's Trent Reed stars in Rebels triumph over Western Jets

Cobden's Trent Reed. Picture: Shaun Kelly.

Cobden's Trent Reed. Picture: Shaun Kelly.

PROLIFIC Cobden export Trent Reed has claimed his own slice of history, starring in the Greater Western Victoria Rebels’ opening game at the newly-refurbished Eureka Stadium.

Reed managed 21 disposals and nine tackles in the Rebels’ eight-point triumph over Western Jets on Sunday.

Rebels mentor Gerard Fitzgerald said the victory was the subplot to a “special day” for the TAC Cup outfit.

He said the side had corrected its faults from last week and wasn’t allowing teams to score consecutively.

“I was most pleased with our efficiency. We had 38 inside 50s but we were still able to win the game,” Fitzgerald said.

“We were able to prevent the opposition from getting back-to-back goals which is what we wanted.

“We were able to withstand the opposition at a more acceptable level.”

Terang Mortlake’s Scott Carlin had 15 disposals, while Camperdown’s Dale Cox was quiet with 12.

Lachie Wareham slotted one goal.

Fitzgerald believed the side was on the up after moving into sixth place on the ladder.

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