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(From Canberra Times)
When the ACT ran on to Manuka Oval on July 7, 1980, victory was the last thing on its mind.
They were to take on the might of the VFL, the nation's fiercest football competition.
''I don't think we really at any stage before the game thought we could win it, but we were going to go out there and give it our best. Just see how it unfolded,'' captain-coach Kevin ''Cowboy'' Neale said yesterday.
''After about a half of footy we thought, 'We're going all right here,' and they didn't seem to be troubling us a lot. About halfway through the last quarter you could see that the penny had finally dropped, and you could see a …