Broken leg puts Yackandandah Dogs co-coach out for season

YACKANDANDAH co-coach Ash Sibraa will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in two places during Saturday’s 33-point loss to Thurgoona.

Sibraa suffered the injury early in the final quarter with officials agreeing to call the match off while an ambulance made its way from Holbrook to Thurgoona.

Roo co-coach Trent Castles said Sibraa underwent surgery yesterday.

“He just did it in a contest and it was one of those things,” Castles said.

Yackandandah played some of its best football of the season in the first half with Rhys Preston adapting superbly to the wet conditions and ruckman Jim Davies continuing his fine season.

Recruit Matt Osborne was also impressive.

Thurgoona managed to get on top in the third term with Aydan Brown directing play from defence and Mark Bush, Sam Cross and Dylan Weeding following his lead.

While Castles was disappointed to lose, he said it was a step in the right direction after a roller-coaster start to the home and away series.

“We were competitive and a lot better than last week against Beechworth,” he said.

“We had nine new players in the first round and I think we’re still trying to find that happy medium.”