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LBU’s Bacon pigs out on seven more big ones

By Riverine Herald

SEVEN big ones went to Jarod Bacon on Saturday as LBU defeated Elmore.

Bacon kicked his way to 23 goals in five matches as the Cats put Elmore to the sword away from home.

Bacon is now second in the league’s leading goal kicker charts to Leitchville-Gunbower’s Matt Perri (30).

The Cats are on track to equal last year’s points tally in just six games as their next match after the bye is second-bottom of the ladder Heathcote.

The Saints recorded their first win of the campaign against White Hills on Saturday.

Cats coach Kahl Oliver said he was pleased the side is performing above expectations so far.

‘‘It was good to get another good win on Saturday, and to get a good win like that.

‘‘(Bacon is) playing some super footy at the moment, he’s very consistent and good to have in the side,’’ he said.

Oliver said the side battled with the conditions well, even with a ‘‘three or four goal’’ wind advantage.

‘‘We are playing some good team footy and Jarod has been getting on the end of some good team play and scoring some nice goals. He’s fantastic in one on ones and has great foot speed as well.

‘‘We had the wind in the third quarter and were able to put some scoreboard pressure on then with seven goals. But in the second quarter we felt we had lost our way a bit.

‘‘So we had a chat at half time and then kicked 10 goals — but the wind really was at least a three or four goal advantage,’’ he said.

With the Heathcote and District Football League’s interleague bye this weekend, the Cats return to football against Heathcote on May 26.

‘‘We have the bye this weekend and then we’re back at home against Heathcote, so we’re really hoping to string another win together.

‘‘To hopefully have won four games out of six at the start of the season, we’ll be extremely pleased I would say,’’ Oliver said.