Horsham Saints 118 d Dimboola 88
HORSHAM Saints coach Shayne Breuer believes a solid team effort led his charges to victory against Dimboola at the weekend.
The Saints have moved to second position on the Wimmera Football League ladder after beating the Roos 118-88.
Breuer said it was a great win and would cement the team’s place in the top five.
“It was a consistent four-quarter effort but with sides like Dimboola, it has to be,” he said.
“We stuck at it all day, stayed in front with some scoreboard pressure and held them off.
“It was a great effort all-round and everyone did their bit.
“That’s the most pleasing thing and it’s what you ask for as a coach.”
Breuer said the side suffered a few injuries but nothing major.
“Patty Knott was fairly sore and came off early, but besides that there were only a few other minor things, which is lucky for this time of the year,” he said.
Jacob Cooke-Harrison and Leslie Butler were the side’s leading goal-kickers with four each.
Dimboola coach Stuart Farr said his side did not play consistent football.
“When we moved the ball around quickly, everyone knows how dangerous our forward line can be, but we needed to work harder than a few five or 10-minute good patches,” he said.
“We will erase this game from our memory and focus on Saturday – we need to win to play finals.”
Farr said Lachie Exell, five goals, was a standout player and Ash Clugston, four, also impressed.
“Andrew Seers was a standout on-baller and Darcy Barber did a good job on Gavin Kelm,” he said.
Farr said Tom Magee copped a heavy knock that could see him miss the rest of the season.