The Heathcote football club seniors got off to a good start last weekend but last year’s premier Lockington-Bamawm United proved too strong.April 15, 2014 3:30pm
A strong start from Heathcote was not enough to gain the four points against last year’s premier Lockington-Bamawm United on Saturday.
The oval was in beautiful condition for the Heathcote and District Football League match, the playing surface lush and spongy with well-established couch and new growth brought on by recent perfect conditions.
The day was ideal and it was the young Saints who led at quarter-time.
Kyle Seidel had a strong start in the midfield and up forward Tom Tobin and Reece Carmichael were presenting well.
A highlight of the quarter was Tobin’s snap goal from the boundary.
In the second term, LBU’s backline stood tall and limited the Saints’ forward entries, resulting in a one-goal-to-five term, with the Saints down by 26 points at half-time.
Best players for the half included Marc Millard, Darcy McLean and Jake Condon.
In the third term, the Cats showed why they are the benchmark of the competition, kicking away to go into three-quarter-time a comfortable 51 point ahead.
A positive for Heathcote was the hard tackling and defensive pressure shown by Brad Morgan, as well as the strong defence from full-back Luke Bell.
In the final term, the Saints remained competitive, losing the quarter by a goal.
Jake Condon ran hard all day and continued to fight out the last term.
The game finished with a 63-point loss, but some positives will be taken from the game.
The Saints won the clearances and forward entries were even.
Luke Carroll did well to hold key forward Kahl Oliver goalless.
Dan Russell was a strong contributor all day in the ruck, and Marc Millard gave exemplary as Saints fans have come to expect.
Final score was Heathcote 10.2
Heathcote plays Leitchville-Gunbower at Leitchville on Friday.
The big Leitchville oval will test the young Saints running power.
It will be an historic game, the first on a Good Friday for the club since its inception in 1967.
The Cats kept the Saints goalless to half-time, by which time the visitors had already registered 13 goals.
Dom Conheady kept up his push for a senior berth with a terrific performance, while Chris Robins — who was one of 12 goal-kickers — also impressed.
Three-time senior premiership ruckman Liam Main also played well for the team, while Paul Crockford kicked four goals.
Heathcote’s best were Rob Beare, Luke Ring and Vincent Cullinan.
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