Saints off to a flying start

GOOD SIGNS: Cal Crisp put in a strong performance in the Saints’ practice match win over Wangaratta Magpies on Sunday.

There were plenty of positive signs to come out of Myrtleford’s first practice match of 2015, played at McNamara Reserve on Sunday.

The Saints hosted Ovens and Murray rival Wangaratta Magpies and with a solid crowd in attendance the home supporters weren’t left disappointed as their side came away with a big win contest, played over six 20-minute periods, prevailing 23.7 (147) to 8.4 (52).

The team’s two Morris Medallists were dominant in attack with co-coach Brad Murray booting eight goals and Kristan Height snaffling four, while new recruits Willie Thorne and Mitch Hough showed they will be very valuable additions to the side.

Youngsters Pat Sullivan, Cal Crisp, Luke Quirk and Lachlan Dale also showed plenty of good signs with lively performances in their respective roles.

A good showing by most of the team had co-coach Leigh Corcoran very pleased with his side’s first competitive hit-out of the season.

“It was just what we wanted, the boys have had a big preseason and it was good for them to get out there and have a good run around,” Corcoran said.

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