Saints rest up for road trip

By The McIvor Times

EVEN THOUGH Heathcote had the bye in local footy, there was still action aplenty across the Heathcote District Football Netball League on Saturday.

The biggest game was the 2017 grand final rematch in the form of North Bendigo hosting Leitchville-Gunbower.

The Bulldogs proved far too strong as LG couldn’t find adequate replacements for injured key players Matt Perri and Daniel Coates. The final score saw the Bulldogs triumphant to the tune of 73 poinhts.

Elsewhere a mid-table clash for a finals spot saw Lockington-Bamawm United face off with Mount Pleasant.

LBU oversaw a five-goal win at the Cattery thanks to a combination of seven different goal kickers.

The win sees the Cats retain their spot in fifth, eight points clear of sixth-placed Mount Pleasant.

Table-topping Huntly made light work of eighth-placed White Hills with a 56-point victory.

The Hawks raced to a five-goal lead early on, and ensured the Demons never got a sniff of victory with nine goals booted between Chris Gleeson and Braidy Dickens.

Colbinabbin rounded off the weekend with a comfortable win over the Elmore Bloods. A 121-point margin was never in doubt as the Hoppers bounced to yet another win, leaving them fourth on the ladder and Elmore bottom in ninth.

Heathcote resumes its season next week with a tough assignment away to Colbinabbin.