Albury charge home to bring down Heidelberg in practice match

SLEEPING GIANT: Yackandandah ruckman Ollie McEwan turned plenty of heads when he took the field for Albury against Heidelberg. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

SLEEPING GIANT: Yackandandah ruckman Ollie McEwan turned plenty of heads when he took the field for Albury against Heidelberg. Pictures: JAMES WILTSHIRE

YACKANDANDAH ruckman Ollie McEwan made a surprise appearance for Albury in their 56-point win over Heidelberg at Albury Sportstground on Saturday.

Heidelberg coach Charles Gaylard flashed in and out of the play against his former club on Saturday. He spent time opposed to Daniel Cross.

Heidelberg coach Charles Gaylard flashed in and out of the play against his former club on Saturday. He spent time opposed to Daniel Cross.

McEwan, who was one of the premier big-men in the Tallangatta and District league last season, previously played for Northcote Park.

It remains unclear whether he will stay with Yackandandah or try his hand in the Ovens and Murray.

Luke Daly played well in attack for Albury as it broke the match open in the third quarter while Daniel Cross picked up plenty of touches in the midfield.

Alex Jones, Chris Hyde, Alex Goodall and Joel Mackie were also busy.

Heidelberg trailed by six points at half-time and hit the lead momentarily in the third quarter before the Tigers regrouped and careered away.

Albury were missing plenty of firepower with Elliott Powell, James Grills, Josh Mellington, Brayden O’Hara and Sam Schulz among a long list of stars missing.

Tiger Alex Jones showed why he's one of the most improved players in the competition by turning in a strong performance.

Tiger Alex Jones showed why he's one of the most improved players in the competition by turning in a strong performance.

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