KYNETON has achieved its highest finish on the Bendigo Football League’s senior ladder in almost a decade.
The Tigers were sixth in the 2005 campaign.
After not fielding a senior team in 2013, the Tigers capped their return by winning their sixth match on Saturday.
There was plenty for fans of the yellow and black to cheer about in the clash with Maryborough at Tigerland.
The Mark Adamson-coached Tigers jumped to seventh as the Pies dropped to eighth on a 5-13 record.
Kyneton won every quarter in this contest.
Luke Beattie led the way on six goals as the classy Ben Weightman finished on five.
Weightman capped his first year at Kyneton by being runner-up to Strathfieldsaye’s Stephen Milne in the goalkicking race for the Ron Best Medal.
On a day where the Tigers scored 22 goals it was the play of Jake Hyland, Dale Ciunik, Jordan Collins, Weightman, Beattie and Josh Houlden that stood out.
The only multiple goalkickers for Maryborough were Luke Bucknall and Tyson MacIlwain on two each.
Maryborough’s best were MacIlwain, Jayden Hooper, Bucknall, Nathan Bond and Lachlan Edwards.
At the halfway mark, Kyneton had a win-loss tally of 4-5.
The first win for the Jamie Bond and Glenn Chadwick-coached Maryborough this season was in round nine against the Tigers.