Cats tackle Dogs at Lockington

May 19, 2022 BY

Assignments allocated: All North Bendigo Football Club will need to be at their best when they head to take on the undefeated LBU in round seven HDFL action. Photo: FILE

THE fight between the Lockington Bamawm United Cats and North Bendigo Bulldogs highlights this Saturday’s seventh round of senior footy action in the Bendigo Bank Heathcote District Football League.

LBU has home-ground advantage at Lockington in a crucial clash between second and fourth on the ladder.

The Brodie Collins-coached Cats kept an unbeaten run rolling in last Saturday’s 31-point triumph on Mount Pleasant’s turf at Toolleen.

North Bendigo also marked a memorable day at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street as the Dogs beat Huntly by 87 points to retain the Golden City Cup.

The match carried extra significance as North Bendigo FNC paid tribute to club legend, former club and HDFNL president Keith Robertson.

The Keith Robertson Medal for the Bulldogs’ best on ground was presented to Dylan Klemm who kicked seven goals.

Nic Waterson, Nathan Newlan, Aaryn Craig and Lachlan Ford won plenty of the ball.

The Dogs will also look for big games from Jordan Ford, Matt Gray and ruckman Jeremy Lamben.

Players to watch for LBU include Lachlan Atherton, Jesse Collins, Ben Fulford, Jeremy Mundie and Tyler Phillips.

The Cats’ attack against the Blues led by Ben Fulford, four goals, and Rhys Woodland, three.

Another important match will be at Gunbower where Leitchville-Gunbower takes on Elmore.

The Bloods will be keen to strike back from a 67-point loss to Heathcote at home, while the Bombers were beaten by 168 points at Colbinabbin.

Key players for Elmore include Dylan Gordon, Rhys Holmberg, Kyle Armstrong and Dylan Oaff.

The Bombers will look to Jobee Warde, Billy Hawken, Nathan McLellan and Thomas Guerra to lead the way.

Huntly tackles Colbinabbin in the Hawks’ nest at Strauch Reserve.

It will be another tough hit-out for Huntly against the Julian Bull-coached Grasshoppers who have Jed and James Brain, Luke Moore and Ben Barton in top form.

After its second win of the season and a climb to fifth on the ladder, Heathcote is back on home turf at Barrack Reserve to take on White Hills.

Best for the Andrew Saladino-coached Saints in their 127-60 win at Elmore were Codie Price, Braden Padmore and Jordan Marcroft.

Jack Brooks and Jackson Conforti led the attack on five and four goals.

In the past four weeks, White Hills has beaten North Bendigo, was outplayed at Colbo, won a hard-fought clash with Elmore, and then had the bye.

Mount Pleasant has the bye.