Heathcote's teams pulled up their footy bootstraps after earlier lacklustre performances to find another gear in their most recent practice matches.March 27, 2014 4:30am
Jordan Formosa kicks the Saints forward during their practice match on Saturday. Photo: Jocelyn Russell
Heathcote footballers bounced back with significant wins in their senior and reserve matches against Avenel on Saturday.
The boys had something to prove after the previous week’s loss to Diggers Rest.
The reserves triumphed by about 100 points and senior players tasted success with a seven to eight-goal margin.
Heathcote’s treasurer Sally Watts said the club won all their football and netball games on Saturday.
‘‘Every game we played we won well,’’ she said.
‘‘It was an absolute flogging.’’
The Saints are poised to take on Elmore in the first round of the 2014 season on April 5 at Elmore.
Heathcote’s first home game of the season is on April 12, when it meets Lockington-Bamawm United.
With a playing list crammed with experienced footballers, the Saints are hoping to improve on last season’s performance.
Their 2013 premiership hopes were dashed in the first semi-final against North Bendigo with a 42-point loss.
Heathcote’s last premiership was 2010 with a 17-point victory against LBU, which followed a narrow four-point margin against Colbinabbin in the 2009 grand final.
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ECHUCA has a new crossfit gym.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
Berrigan farmers are being asked to stop harvesting activities from 2pm today with increasing fire risk due to high temperatures and strong winds.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Seven bridges along the Goulburn Valley Highway will be strengthened to allow larger, high productivity vehicles to use them.
200 people banded together on an 18 hour journey to raise money for the Cancer Council.
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