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The victorious Pigeons finished the match with no fit players on the bench with former coach Craig Ednie exiting in the third quarter with a hip problem and goal-sneak Corey Greer going down with an ankle injury early in the final term. Both will recover in the coming weeks, but Pigeons’ coach Chris Kennedy was left subdued at the likelihood of 23-year-old hard nut Whinray facing another long stint on the sidelines. “He has had two knee reconstructions before and I think when you’ve done one you know,” Kennedy said. “He is gutted and I know how hard he has worked in the pre- season. “He was probably last picked for the grand final last year, but he was playing a major role for us today.” Whinray was part of tag team with Greer on Raiders’ recruit David Stretton with Kennedy also rotating Tyler Bonat and Matt Dwyer on one of the opposition’s other star pick-ups, Ben Davies. Stretton was prominent early before fading and Davies was the Raiders’ best player. Patrick Rose, the Raiders’ other big name inclusion this season, had to work hard for three goals opposed to Matt Shannon, who won his share of one-on-one duels with the former VFL star. The Pigeons produced a tactical masterstroke by starting regular key forward Marcus McMillan deep in defence which had the desired impact in forcing Rose wide for the footy. The absence of McMillan from the forward line and the suspended Brendan Fevola on the sidelines left Brad O’Connor to own the Pigeons’ 50 metres arc. He booted five goals and could have easily kicked more as his strength in the contest, sharp leading and strong hands turned the heat up on the Raiders’ defence. The Pigeons also had stars in proven performers Drew Barnes and Mick Stevens and young ruckman Brandon Symes had a great battle with Scott Meyer. Yarrawonga led at every change, but the Raiders could have been up at quarter-time had they not butchered a succession of shots on goal. The Raiders kicked two goals in the second quarter to be right back into the contest, but their momentum was short-lived as Yarrawonga kicked the next three on the trot. The Pigeons’ lead at half-time was 13 points and the screws were tightened harder on the Raiders when Jarryd Whinray kicked his second goal for the game and O’Connor booted his third early in the third quarter. Kennedy said his team was switched on from the outset. “We spoke about Raiders’ run and spread and we just wanted to control the footy,” he said. After falling over the line against Corowa- Rutherglen in round 1, the Raiders failed to impress in their first home game of the season. “It is extremely disappointing,” Raiders coach Corey Lambert said. “We came here today thinking we had the ability to win, but we didn’t.”
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