Harrow-Balmoral wins first Anzac Day match

Harrow-Balmoral 117 d Natimuk United 44

HARROW-BALMORAL emerged victorious in Horsham District Football Netball League’s first Anzac Day match.

The Roos hosted Natimuk United for the historic game and immediately grabbed the ascendancy.

They slammed through 6.5 to Natimuk United’s one behind in the opening term to open up a 40-point advantage.

The Rams were much better at applying their trademark pressure on the ball in the second term and were only outscored by a goal.

But Harrow-Balmoral added another six goals in the third quarter to end the contest.

Roo brothers Chris and Scott Heath were among the best performers, with Scott bagging two goals in a best-on-ground performance.

Anthony Close was among 10 Roo goal-kickers.

Ram Ash Pekin was again a standout, with John Cozens and Greg Hamilton also named among the best.

Rams coach Tim Friend booted two goals in a forward line that struggled to manufacture scores for most of the match.

Roos coach Brent Forsyth said it had been an honour to play in the league’s first Anzac Day game.

“I’d like to thank the league for giving us the opportunity to play in that game, and we’re hopeful it becomes an annual event between the two clubs from now on,” he said.

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