Please note a correction to this post published previously in regard to last time we beat Heidelberg
This week we journey to Warringal Park Heidelberg to contest against the Heidelberg Football Club in a vital game for both sides. The Panthers will looking to break an incredible run out outs against the Tigers
Remarkably our last senior win against Heidelberg at Heidelberg was in Division 2 against the Tigers and was over 33 years ago May 1st 1982 – Eltham scoring 17.12 to Heidelberg 12.15. then we beat them at Central Park in June 26th Round 10 with a similar score line Eltham scoring 17.14 to Heidelberg 12.12. That being the last time we defeated them at all.
That year we went on to win the Div 2 Premiership but not before losing to Heidelberg later in the year Round 17 at Heidelberg. Eltham 13.6 Heidelberg 18.12
Heidelberg were to win the Division 2 flag the following year 1983 to be promoted and have remained in Division 1 ever since.
That same year 1983 we were relegated back to Div 2, we did not play Heidelberg again until being promoted after winning the 1989 Div 2 flag.
Between 1990 and 2014 we have played Heidelberg 38 time in the 19 years we have spent in Division 1 in that 25 year period. Six years were in Division 2 when we were Yo-yoing between divisions in the 90s and early 2000s
Our undefeated Reserves could be really tested this week against a strong Tigers side who have only suffered the one defeat, that being against Boro a few weeks back. Should be a great game
Our Under 19s are looking to win just their second game of the year against Heidelberg, who are looking for their first win for the year.
Saturday May 30th – vs Heidelberg away
Match times – Under 19s 9.40am Reserves 11.55am Seniors 2.10pm.
Changes to senior Side
In – Brendan Ryan, Eammon Gilbert, Jordon Pettigrove, Jamie Smith, Tom Burns (23rd man)
Out – Harry Burns (Omit) Josh Lorey (Inj) Billy Glasgow (inj) Bailey Taglieri (Omit)