Un­beaten Saints eye off a flag

McIvor Times - - SPORTS -

HEATH­COTE’S un­der 12 foot­ball team headed to Kyne­ton on Satur­day for an­other top of the lad­der show­down in its fi­nal game of the home and away sea­son in the Bendigo Ju­nior Foot­ball League.

With snow threat­en­ing and mud un­der­foot, keep­ing pos­ses­sion was never go­ing to be easy.

Nik Hans­son and Tanika Cook both in fine form late in the sea­son, man­aged to get the ball to the sure arms of Ol­lie Ayres in the square, se­cur­ing the Saints first goal of the match.

In a game where goals were hard to come by, the Saints’ lit­tlest played their best run­ning at­tack game and Kyne­ton play­ers were un­able to catch them.

Ryan Fos­ter, Da­mon Ryan-May, Jimmy Pringle and Blake Maiden were all in­volved and it fi­nally fin­ished with a goal to Jesse Bruce whose fa­cial mud-paint had Kyne­ton scared.

Seth Creevey, new to the ruck po­si­tion, was com­bin­ing well with both Tommy and Kody John­son to get the ball to the cap­tain Bray­den Fer­gu­son who kicked true for Heath­cote’s third goal be­fore the half-time break.

The third quar­ter saw some points piled on by both teams.

Heath­cote’s back­line su­per­star Cal­lum Devine was re­ally in his el­e­ment, of­ten de­fend­ing against two play­ers, be­fore help ar­rived from the girl squad of Lexy Jor­gen­son-Neave, Tilly Ed­sall-French, Brooke Maiden and Tanika Cook to clear the ball back into at­tack.

Heath­cote’s tack­ling, di­rect kick­ing and strong mark­ing were a big fea­ture in the fi­nal term when Tommy John­son took a great over­head mark to slam an­other goal onto the score­board.

Fergo soon cleared the cen­tre boot­ing to Damo Ryan-May who shot one to the goal square and whilst Ol­lie Ayres wrapped up two play­ers Harrison Fer­gu­son pounced in true style to fin­ish the game with the fi­nal goal be­fore the siren.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Saints on an un­de­feated sea­son!

The club would like to thank Ian Ed­wards who um­pired and was also NOT im­mune to the mud! Train hard and bring home the flag, Saints! Re­sults: Heath­cote 5.6 (36) def Kyne­ton 1.5 (11)

Goals: Oliver Ayres, Jesse Bruce, Bray­den Fer­gu­son, Thomas John­son, Harrison Fer­gu­son

Coun­try Kitchen Creevey

Jaime John­son Plumb­ing Award: James Pringle Coach’s Award: Cal­lum Devine Team Runner Award: Tanika Cook Award: Seth

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