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Ovens Murray FNLKB Hill | It’s fifty years now, almost to the day, since Philip Doherty played the last of his 43 games for the Wangaratta Rovers.

The lanky, acrobatic key forward, dubbed the ‘Flying Doctor’, produced a quarter of football which turned a Grand Final on its head, and earned him a spot in local footy folklore.

A phenomenal run of success was to follow for the Hawks, but ‘Doc’ moved on……firstly, for a brief career at North Melbourne, then to WAFL club Perth, as part of a deal which landed the great Barry Cable at the Kangaroos.

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