HEATHCOTE under 12 footballers were brought back to reality on Saturday with Quarry Hill matching them kick for kick, resulting in a nail biting finish.
Lexi Jorgenson-Neave was sensational in the first quarter, out-playing her opponent with her eyes shut.
James Pringle’s tackles were superb resulting in a free and kicking true to Brayden Ferguson. He spotted Ryan Foster loose who kicked to Thomas Johnson which resulted in Heathcote’s first goal.
Nik Hansson was unlucky to follow up with another goal in the second, with fast and furious pace from Jimmy ‘Chips’ Pringle and Hannah Coleman on fire.
The ball was up and down the oval like a tennis match in the third quarter with siblings Blake and Brooke Maiden an instrumental combination before Ferguson snapped Heathcote’s second.
It was the Ryan Foster show in the final quarter. He was ferocious in attack while Tanika Cook and Seth Creevey halted Quarry Hills’ onslaught time after time with fierce tackling.
Jesse Bruce and Ami-May Burgess had the little legs pumping in defence and a draw was the end result in the best well-matched game all season. Well done, Saints.
Heathcote 2.4 (16) drew with Quarry Hill 2.4 (16).
Goals: Thomas Johnson, Brayden Ferguson.
Country Kitchen Award: Ami-May Johnson.
Jaime Johnson Plumbing Award: Hannah Coleman.
Coach’s Award: Brayden Ferguson.