Two from two for in­form Saints

Alpine Observer - - Sport - BY TATE SPITERI

MYRTLE­FORD has made it two wins from two prac­tice matches with a 32-point vic­tory over Be­nalla Saints on Sat­ur­day.

The Saints were again well served by mid­field­ers Chris­tian Burgess and Lachie Dale while Matt Dussin turned in a best on ground per­for­mance in the ruck.

Brothers Will and Luke Quirk were also prom­i­nent for the Saints with the lat­ter boot­ing three goals.

Myrtle­ford jumped out of the blocks with five first quar­ter ma­jors to open up a 15-point lead that was ex­tended to 24 points at the main break.

Liam Har­ring­ton booted two first half goals with the smooth mov­ing wing­man’s pin-point kick­ing also a high­light.

The for­mer Mag­pie looks set for an­other good year for af­ter play­ing every game and fig­ur­ing among the best play­ers on 11 oc­ca­sions in his first sea­son at McNa­mara Re­serve.

The Saints were able to keep their Goul­burn Val­ley coun­ter­parts at arms-length for the sec­ond half kick­ing six goals to five to run out 14.9 (93) to 9.7 (61) win­ners.

Mean­while Saints pres­i­dent Michael Quirk ex­pects to make a de­ci­sion on the club’s un­der 18s team later this week af­ter meet­ing with Ovens and Mur­ray of­fi­cials last Wed­nes­day.

Myrtle­ford ap­pears un­likely to field a thirds team with just seven play­ers com­mit­ted for the sea­son.

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