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Tough day for Saints

Heathcote had a tough day again in the football, with White Hills running over the Saints to win by 91 points.

July 30, 2014 3:28am

Marc Millard soccer kicks the ball. Photo: Jocelyn Russell.


The longer it went, the uglier it got for the Saints, who hosted a rampant White Hills side on Saturday.

Kicking only six goals, White Hills eventually walked away with the points 21.13(139) to Heathcote’s 6.12(48).

The Saints were competitive in the first quarter, kicking three goals to trail White Hills by 14 points at the first change.

White Hills continued to find avenues to goal, leading by five goals at the main change, with the home side hanging in.

The Hillies put the Saints to the sword in the second half, booting 11 goals to one to run out 91-point winners.

Ricky Symes was the beneficiary of the Hillies’ strong performance, booting his fourth six-goal haul of the season to take his tally to 49 goals from 14 games.

For the Saints, Mitchell McLean, Dion Meerman, Anthony Morgan and Jack Paisley were the goal kickers.

Daniel Carroll was again Heathcote’s standout player, putting in his third best-on-ground performance for the Saints in as many matches.

McLean and Mark Millard were also among the better players.

The Saints’ final chance to score a second win comes on Saturday when they travel to Colbinabbin to take on the Hoppers, before a bye in the final round.

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