K rock Football

Season over for Seagull

Scans have confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament for Barwon Heads star Tim McIntyre. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

SCANS have confirmed Barwon Heads’ worst fears, with star forward Tim McIntyre to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

McIntyre, who suffered the injury in Saturday’s win over Ocean Grove at Ray Menzies Oval is set to undergo a third knee reconstruction, having previously had two procedures on his right knee – the most recent was in 2015 when he was at Hampden League club Koroit.

Co-coach Mitch Herbison says it will likely change the way the Seagulls structure their forward line.

“He’s been in good form over the last couple of weeks, and he’s been hitting the scoreboard as well,” Herbison said.

“It means we’ve got to find some more avenues to goal and find another player that can go through the midfield as well.

“So it does change us a little bit, but I think we’ve got the depth there to find a player who can do that.”

Barwon Heads, which faces a crucial clash with fellow 2018 grand finalist Modewarre on Saturday hopes to welcome back key defenders Dylan Holland Brad Harvey.

Holland has been sidelined since dislocating his elbow while representing the Bellarine on May 18, while Harvey has almost overcome a hamstring injury suffered in the Round 3 loss to Geelong Amateur.

“Hopefully we’ll get Dizzy back; he’s just got to get through training and do a bit of contact work,” Herbison said.

“He trained all of last week, so it looks like he’ll be close.

“Brad might be back in. He’s just got a few things he’s got to tick off as well.

“We’re making sure he’s fully fit and ready to go when he does come back.”

Herbison is fully aware of the importance of Saturday’s meeting with the Warriors, with a loss likely to leave them six points outside the top five with seven rounds to play.

“A win would put us back in touch with the top three, but, at the same time, there is a lot of footy left to be played in the year,” he said.

“It’s not really different to the last couple of weeks where we’ve been up against Anglesea and Torquay, and they’re teams that are going to be competing at the end of the year.”

Twitter: @tom_king79
Email: [email protected]