It’s club first for 200-game hero

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IT speaks vol­umes of St Joseph’s cul­ture and Daniel Lovick that even in the af­ter­glow of a big win and cel­e­brat­ing 200 games for the club, Lovick was more fo­cused on his side’s out­put.

“I don’t en­joy do­ing this stuff,” Lovick laughed, speak­ing to Kix 89.3FM. “We were not happy with last week. We set our­selves to atone for that this week, and I think we did that.”

Lovick was at his con­sum­mate best, in­ter­cept­ing marks at will, zon­ing off and set­ting up at­tack­ing thrusts. Af­ter two Mathieson Medals and three club best-and-fairests, his coach Heath Jamieson couldn’t speak highly enough of the re­bound­ing de­fender.

“He’s an ab­so­lute war­rior; he’s some­one who we’re ex­tremely proud of,” Jamieson said. “It’d be a hard to find 200 games like his. He leaves noth­ing out there, he’s a joy to watch and have around.”

Lovick be­lieves the three tall for­wards were vi­tal to the win over Co­lac, and will be again in the grand fi­nal, against St Mary’s this week.

Pic­ture: MIKE DUG­DALE

DOWN AND OUT: Co­lac play­ers leave the field af­ter the loss.

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