MOUNT Pleasant outplayed Huntly to win Saturday’s senior footy clash in the 11th round of the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football Netball League season.
Key forward Ben Weightman was back in form as he kicked a match-high seven goals for Mounts in a 66-point win against the Hawks at Toolleen.
The Blues led 26-3 at quarter-time and then kicked away to gain a five-goal buffer by the main break.
Huntly did lift in the third to score 3.3, but the Blues added 5.4.
By the final siren, Mount Pleasant led 16.10 (106) to 5.10 (40).
Weightman was the star in the Blues attack as Billy Mahony and Patrick O’Brien added two goals apiece.
One of several gun recruits at Mounts this year, Travis Baird was best afield as Weightman, Jesse Tuohey, Mahony, Brayden Dorrington and Jack Hamilton also starred.
Huntly’s best were Jay McDonald, Jordan Formosa, Tyler Miles, Mitch Billings, Brandon Dimech and coach Stacy Fiske.
Victory put the fifth-placed Blues who are coached by Darren Walsh and Adam Baird two wins clear of the sixth-placed Hawks.
Heathcote marked one of its best performances of the season against White Hills on the Saints’ turf at Pigeon Park in Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve.
When these clubs met in round four, White Hills beat Heathcote by 98 points.
The Wayne Primmer-coached Saints applied a lot more pressure and withstood the heat from the highly-rated Demons for most of this contest.
White Hills led 28-9 at quarter-time, but the Saints dominated the second to score 2.5 to 0.2 to be within four points at the long break.
The Demons kicked away to lead by 20 points at the last change and won the final term, 18-13 to complete a 65-40 victory.
Patrick Eefting, Nic McKinley and David Wright booted two goals each for White Hills.
Heathcote’s multiple goalkicker was Jackson Bailey on two.
Demons’ coach Sam Kerridge was best afield as Eli Pearce, Doolan Nihill, Jake Allport, Hayden Wright and Blake Hogan played well.
Jordan Marcroft, Louis Piccolo, Billy Price, Thomas Pain, Nathan Bake and Brayden Klemke were Heathcote’s best.
Lockington Bamawm United’s winning streak rolled on as the Cats won on Elmore’s turf by 75 points.
The skilful Ben McPhee and Jesse Collins booted three goals each as LBU won 109 to 34.
James Harney and Dylan Oaff kicked two goals apiece for the Bloods.
Best for the Cats were Thomas Leech, Nathan Bacon, Patrick Gardiner, Jeremy Mundie, Liam Main and Jesse Collins.
Nic Kellow, Zack Holmberg, Liam Gundry, Dylan Gordon, Joseph Harney and Bailey Boyack worked hard for the Bloods.
Colbinabbin dominated its clash with Leitchville Gunbower on the Grasshoppers’ turf at M.J. Morgan Oval.
The Grasshoppers scored 13 goals to nil in the first half.
Leitchville Gunbower lifted to score two goals in the third term, but Colbo added eight.
By the final siren the Grasshoppers led 25.14 (164) to 2.5 (17).
Laine Fitzgerald, Matt Riordan, Clint Shields and Stephen Tuohey all kicked four goals.
Brett Johnson and Cameron Van Florestein were on target for Leitchville Gunbower.
Best for the Grasshoppers were Laine Fitzgerald, Logan Fitzgerald, Nick Knight, Todd Clarke, Tuohey and Lachlan Ezard.
Darcy Elliott, Nathan McLellan, Ayden Walton, Josh Hawken, Tom Brereton and Adam Pollock worked hard for the Bombers in every quarter.
North Bendigo had the bye.
Heathcote DFNL senior footy ladder:
Lockington Bamawm United 298 per cent, 40 points; White Hills 169, 36; Colbinabbin 177, 28; North Bendigo 99, 24; Mount Pleasant 95, 20; Huntly 86, 12; Elmore 61, 12; Heathcote 76, 8; Leitchville Gunbower 32, 0.
Highlight of next Saturday’s 12th round will be White Hills against Colbinabbin at Tint A Car Oval in Scott Street, White Hills.
Leitchville Gunbower takes on Mount Pleasant at Degroot Roof Painting Gunbower Recreation Reserve.
Huntly and Elmore clash at Specialist Breeders Australia Oval in Huntly’s Strauch Reserve.
North Bendigo and Heathcote meet on the Bulldogs’ patch at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
Lockington Bamawm United has the bye.
Written by Nathan Dole.