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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