CASTERTON-SANDFORD returned to the winners’ list with a hard-fought victory over the struggling Millicent in last Saturday’s round of Western Border football.
. The Cats went into the match without a number of key players who were injured or unavailable, and with some of their regulars feeling a little underdone. They returned to Island Park with the four premiership points after a tense struggle for four quarters against the Saints.
The last term was played in fading light and the WBFL will have to look at starting games a little earlier once winter really sets in to avoid games finishing in complete darkness.
The Saints were raring to go, bolstered by a rowdy home crowd and they hit the ground running, with key forward Raymond Love kicking the first two goals of the game in rapid succession. The Cats seemed to struggle a little in front of goal, their kicking inaccurate, until Isaac Forbes intercepted a Millicent kick and ran on to kick the Cats’ first.
After letting Millicent get the jump on them, the Cats were forced to play catch-up football for the rest of the game. Madison Rogers was hard at the ball; Dylan Ryan and Brandon Currie were consistent performers and presented well and gave the Cats good drive, but it wasn’t enough as Callan Hobbs added the next two goals for Millicent.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, June 4, 2014