By Mick Morris
Seville headed out to the Don Road Sporting Complex to take on Healesville in overcast, blustery conditions.
Seville won the toss and kicked to what seemed to be favoured by the swirling wind.
The 1st quarter was a tight contest with both teams adapting to the conditions.
Seville found it hard to get their running game going and blazed the ball into the forward 50 causing turnover after turnover.
Seville headed into the 1st break with a 1-point lead with both sides kicking 1 major each.
Healesville was full of running in the 2nd quarter and Seville was having trouble containing the run and carry of Anderson and Nyko.
Healesville took control of the quarter kicking 2 goals to Seville’s none to take an 11-point lead into halftime.
Seville’s Plemming, Broadway and Buster Shore were solid contributors in the 1st half.
In a low-scoring game, goals were like gold and Seville had only registered 1 to half time.
As Seville tried to get back in the contest missing targets and turnovers made their task even harder.
Healesville could have put the game to bed but for inaccurate kicking at goals scoring 1.4 to Seville’s 2.1 for the quarter.
The Blues had no answer for a dominant display by The Bloods and went into the orange break 8 points down, Seville 3.4, 22 to Healsville 4.6, 30.
The last quarter saw much of the same with Seville struggling to get any look in to get back into the game.
Healesville was far too good on the day kicking 2-5 to Seville’s 1 goal to run out winners by 19 points.
Seville’s best were Dylan Broadway, Hayden Pleming, Andrew Krakouer, Jack Nolan, Brendan Dickinson and Bayley Sciortino.
Seville goal kickers Nolan 2, Mick Condello 1 and Rhys “Dusty” Djohan 1
Seville is back at home next week and will need to bring their A game in a battle with Belgrave if they want to keep their 6-point buffer on top of the table.
Healesville Reserves were defeated by Seville Reserves 1.3, 9 to 13.9, 87.
Alexandra U18s were defeated by Seville U18s 8.7, 55 to 10.8, 68.
Wandin U17s netball was defeated by Seville U17s netball 13 to 47.
Netball A B C and D grade had byes.
The 50th Anniversary past players day is on the 20th of August, Round 19 at home vs Emerald.