The grandstand was a sought-after spot at the Ovens and Murray grand final

GO 23: Dannielle Hines, Ashlea Thurnam, Sarah Anstee, Elise Campbell and Claire Wilson were barracking for the Tigers at the Ovens and Murray grand final. Pictures: ELENOR TEDENBORG

GO 23: Dannielle Hines, Ashlea Thurnam, Sarah Anstee, Elise Campbell and Claire Wilson were barracking for the Tigers at the Ovens and Murray grand final. Pictures: ELENOR TEDENBORG

THE grandstand was the place to be at Lavington Oval on Sunday, as a squad of supporters covered in yellow-and-black cheered its team to victory.

CHEER SQUAD: Panthers supporters Hannah Sharp, Kayla Tait and Hayley Trotter were prepared with signs and a gazebo on Sunday.

CHEER SQUAD: Panthers supporters Hannah Sharp, Kayla Tait and Hayley Trotter were prepared with signs and a gazebo on Sunday.

Sarah Anstee was among the group, which sat beneath a blanket in Tigers jerseys donning face paint.

SINKING GROUND: Elijah Kinning, 6, of North Albury wasn't put off by the rain. Instead he embraced the wet weather and jumped into some mud.

SINKING GROUND: Elijah Kinning, 6, of North Albury wasn't put off by the rain. Instead he embraced the wet weather and jumped into some mud.

She said she was at the Ovens and Murray grand final to watch her boyfriend, Alex Jones, play for Albury.

“We are supporting number 23,” she said.

“We had to get in early to get seats in the grandstand.

“But it is still really cold.”

Meanwhile at the netball, a vocal crowd wasn't thrown by the lack of shelter, with many happy to stand in the mud and spectate.

Supporters gathered around the court to witness several close thrillers between the leagues’ best.

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