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.
A newly completed rail trail through a wildlife haven near Murchison is proving popular with the region's cyclists, walkers and horseriders.
Perfect weather forecasted this weekend will please the many boating enthusiasts registered for the inaugural Lake Mulwala Boat Muster to be held on Saturday.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Campaspe Shire still does not have an alternative to the Moama slipway more than two years after obtaining permits to build a dry dock at the Port of Echuca.
There was a sentence doing the rounds at the weekend’s Great Northern Show.
Vic Govt issues alert after dairy cow death in Tatura
Two local teenagers have formally apologised to the Finley community for destroying 14 trees in Finley's Railway Park.
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Heathcote has undergone extensive roof repairs due to increasing water damage.
Cobram and District Toy Library secretary Liz Stronge said she was ‘‘really happy’’ with the turnout of more than 100 people to the 25th birthday Playfest at Mivo Park on Saturday.
Strong swimmers off to Riverina carnival.
Bargain hunters were out in force at Tatura last week.
Betty Summer walks 6 kms in a round trip, three times a week to go to the gym. She hates people asking her age, but couldn't keep it secret when she hit the big nine-oh.
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