Smooth transition for teen

South Colac young Billy McLeod has impressed in his first two games of senior football.

South Colac second-gamer Billy McLeod has made a smooth transition into senior football with a best-on-ground performance in the Roos’ Cat-or-Roo Cup win against Colac Imperials.

McLeod was the Roos’ second-best player in his senior debut against Lorne a fortnight ago, and backed up the performance with a starring role against the Imps in Saturday’s 19.10 (124) to 10.4 (64) win.

South Colac coach Tim Foley said McLeod had impressed throughout the midfield and on the wing.

“His football knowledge is A1 for an 18-year-old kid, he knows where to go, he’s really poised, and nine times out of 10 he hits a target,” he said.

“His skills are up there with seasoned campaigners like Speirs and Marendaz.

“To see a young kid showing composure and hit targets and using his smarts, it’s exciting to watch.”

McLeod wasn’t the Roos’ only impressive performer, with recruit Harry Sinclair booting five goals to take his tally to 10 for the season, while Sam Hudgell booted three.

The Roos led by three goals before rain set in around quarter time, forcing the teams to adjust to the slippery conditions.

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