It’s been a slow burn for George Katsakis’ team in 2023, but after two successive wins against old rivals in the last fortnight, the Bergers come into the match against Port Melbourne with renewed confidence.
But make no mistake, it’s up against a team that did the double against Heidelberg in 2022 and bounced back from successive 3-2 defeats itself with a thumping 6-2 away win against the Thunder last week – with Cesnik netting an impressive four goal individual haul.
For Heidelberg, it’s no coincidence that the improved performance has coincided with getting key players back to full fitness and firing – amongst them the “flame haired Scot” Sean Ellis, who has scored in each of the past two wins.
“I’ve overcome a few niggles that I had earlier in the season & it’s great to be back to near full strength. I’m happy to be able to be contributing to the team.”
Fellow Scot James Wilson, who has added another attacking option to the squad after joining the club in 2023, added:
“The squad is gradually improving and getting players back will hopefully get us some more wins on the board and back up higher on the ladder.”
All in all, a mouth watering game between two inform sides is in prospect, with George Katsakis eager to build on the recent momentum.
“I’m a very competitive beast, and while I’m at the helm, you can be assured Heidelberg will always be giving its absolute best out there.”
The game kicks off at 8:30 pm this Friday (March 31) at Catalina St headquarters.