It was a mixed day for the Hampden league’s Vic Country representatives Shannon Beks and Sam James in Ballarat on Sunday.
South Warrnambool’s Beks was part of the Danny Frawley-coached senior side that secured a 25-point AFL Victoria Community Cup victory over Vic Metro. North Warrnambool Eagles’ Sam James was part of the under 19 side which was defeated by the Victorian Amateur Football Association by 23 points.
James, who played through the midfield, said he enjoyed the game.
“It was my first time in a team like that so it was a real eye-opener for me,” he said. “It was good to play with and against new people.
“The pace of the game was pretty quick, but it was good in the end but just unfortunate we couldn’t get the win.”
Beks, who kicked one goal in Country’s win, said he had to work harder in wet and windy conditions.
“I didn’t get a lot of clean ball,” he said. “I just tried to get the ball to ground and managed to snag one.”