Round 8 saw Houghton take on Tea Tree Gully - a clash that was over a decade in the making.
The Reserves had a tight tussle, and in the first challenge of the season, it came down to the wire. A free kick in the Raiders forward late in the final quarter saw the visitors push ahead. Much to Hendo's delight, the Reserves were able to hold onto their lead until the final siren. Final score: 7.5 47 to 7.12 54. Best players included M. Cooper, J. Coff, D. Keetch, R. Purdon, A. Molloy.
The A Grade came with the will to get another win on the board, but weren't able to shake the persistent opposition. Despite a cracking start to the game, missed opportunities saw the Raiders A Grade go down by 16 points. Final score: 14.7 91 to 11.9 75. Best players included N. Hall, B. Turner, J. Davis, M. Sharpe, R. Glanville.
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