South Rover’s 2018 was a mixed bag of highs and lows.
The Lions’ footballers ended a seven-year drought away from the Warrnambool and District league finals after storming out of the blocks and holding on to secure fifth place as the regular season neared its conclusion.
Ultimately Adam Matheson’s side were thumped in the elimination final against Timboon Demons. But the finals experience could be fuel for 2019 and beyond. The reserves winning the premiership last Saturday will also boost the club’s senior ranks.
The Lions’ netball side fell agonizingly short of a finals berth as Russells Creek hopped over them in the final round.
Led by first-year coach Jess Rohan, South Rovers A grade side set itself up early to play finals only for late season defeats to push it out of finals contention in the last game.