HEYWOOD will be savouring the sweet taste of revenge after getting one back over Coleraine in the South West District Football League grand final rematch at Heywood on Saturday.
The Lions went into the clash with the reigning premier perhaps slight underdogs and with the Maroons coming out firing in the opening quarter it looked like the result of the 2013 grand final would be repeated.
Coleraine got on top through the middle in the early stages of the match and by the quarter time break had kicked three unanswered goals to hold a 15-point lead.
That would be the only quarter the Maroons would win however as while the matched remained close throughout the Lions first claimed and then increased their lead from that point on.
A strong effort in the second quarter was the catalyst for the Lions’ revival, reclaiming the lead late in the half to go into the main break ahead of two points.
John Bell was looking dangerous up forward for the home side, rotating between playing a key marking target in the goal square and stretching the Maroons for size on the ball.
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