Lockington-Bamawm United continued its winning run on Saturday, this time defeating Mt Pleasant in the Heathcote and District Football League.LUKE MCMANUS May 12, 2014 3:04am
Lockington-Bamawm United’s dominance in the Heathcote and District Football League continued on Saturday with a 63-point win against third placed Mt Pleasant.
Ladder-leaders LBU, unbeaten in 21 weeks of football, controlled the match from the outset at Lockington, taking a one-goal lead into quarter-time before gradually edging away.
A four-goal-one final term by the home side sealed the deal — 16.19
It was the Cats’ second big clash in as many weeks, with Leitchville-Gunbower and the Mounts tipped to at least challenge the three-time premier after strong starts to the season.
The Cats withstood a mighty effort from the Bombers a fortnight ago before shedding light on the 10-goal gap between third and first.
LBU coach Ady Dohnt was wary of the visitors and was stoked with how the playing group responded to another tough hit-out.
‘‘The boys played really well,’’ Dohnt said.
‘‘It was going to be a good challenge for us. (Mounts) have some handy players running around, we needed to be on our game and be careful.
‘‘To come out and do what we did was really pleasing.’’
The one-percenters were given a working over which contributed to the comfortable win, according to Dohnt.
‘‘Our pressure, tackling and chasing was up which turned the ball over,’’ he said.
‘‘Once it was turned over we were able to counter with our ability to attack quickly.’’
Ryan Jensen dominated across half-forward with his pressure and was rewarded with four goals, while usual keys Matt Deledio and Lachlan Collins booted three apiece.
On top of a spread of goalkickers, Dohnt was particularly happy with Simon Keleher’s stellar performance down back.
‘‘Ryan’s just so crafty and was under nearly every pack,’’ Dohnt said.
‘‘He kicked a few but also set up a few as well so he had a ripping game.
‘‘We have a luxury where not only are our forwards chipping with in with goals, our on-ballers are hitting the scoreboard as well.
‘‘Simon’s efforts one-on-one and on the rebounds was also a positive.’’
Jason Findlay was judged best afield for the Mounts, with Tim Hill, Koe Ngawati and Taig Griffin in support.
Kain Robins hit the scoreboard twice and was the Mounts’ leading goal scorer.
After a hard-fought match, the result came down to the final term with the Cats holding on to a two-point advantage at the final break.
Three goals apiece saw the difference come down to the four behinds kicked in the fourth term by the Cats.
Cats duo Chris Robins and Jamie Maddison converted three goals each and were best-on-ground, while Andy Nisbet kicked a game-high four goals for the Mounts.
Jeremy Brewer was the standout player for the visitors.
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