Much improved effort from Seymour in practice game against Gisborne.By Chalpat Sonti
A lot happier — that was new Seymour football coach Shane Robertson with his troops after the Lions’ second and, a little unexpectedly, last practice game on Saturday.
Seymour was always in control against Bendigo league side Gisborne at Kings Park, running out 14.10 (94) to 10.12 (72) winners in a five-quarter game.
For the record, it was 13.7 (85) to 8.8 (56) after four quarters, but the damage was done early, with the Lions getting 13 goals in the first three terms.
Saad Saad kicked another six goals, giving him 13 in two games, while Will Brock grabbed two and there were singles to Paul Colbert, Jacob Rowlands, Gerard Liddell, Brad Deed and Dylan Scopel.
Hugh Roberston, Saad, Liddell, Robbie Douglas, Ash Walsh, Rowlands, Tom Freeman and Brock were among the side’s best.
Hugh Robertson has made the step back up to senior football easily, if the pre-season games are anything to go by.
Although boosted by the return of Colbert and Douglas, most of the side were the same younger players who fronted for the previous week’s loss to Wangaratta Rovers, and they showed they’d learned some lessons.
‘‘They were raw last week and they were probably a bit intimidated by senior footy then but (against Gisborne) I thought they played with a lot more intent,’’ Robertson said.
‘‘Their ability to win the contested ball was very good and that basically set the scene for the rest of the day.’’
The Lions will round out preparations for the GVFL with an intraclub game. The final practice game was meant to be against Bacchus Marsh side Darley, but it pulled out, leaving Seymour with a three-week break between the Gisborne game and opening round clash with Mansfield on April 6.
Paul Colbert made his first appearance for the year on Saturday.
Police have scaled back the search for missing Shepparton fisherman Adam Pearson who was reported missing on Monday.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A cement hopper, being towed by a cement truck, ended up on its side as the truck driver went around a bend in McMillan Rd, Echuca, this morning.
Campaspe Shire will host a workshop to help district contractors write council tenders.
The talent of Kyabram and District’s up-and-coming young sports stars was highlighted at the 2013 Kyabram and District Infinity Sportstar of the Year awards night.
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