SAINTS WIN­NERS AGAIN

The Cairns Post - - SPORT - JOR­DAN GERRANS jor­dan.gerrans@news.com.au

AF­TER drop­ping their first game so far this sea­son, Cairns Saints were happy to get back on the win­ners’ list any way they could.

The pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Saints fell to Sharks last start but bounced back strongly in the Cairns Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, down­ing South Cairns Cut­ters 37-25 on Fri­day night.

Saints’ Jeda Nash, Rachel Fa’anana, Eleanor Hors­burgh and Wendy Stafford starred in the win that had first-year coach Jaimi Byrne smil­ing.

“We were down a cou­ple of play­ers but a few … re­serves came in and did a good job,” Byrne said. “We worked on our dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions but as a team, we are happy to be back on the win­ners list.”

Cairns Saints and Sharks are locked into the top two with fi­nals on the hori­zon, with Leprechauns, CTB Bull­dogs and South Cairns Cut­ters fight­ing it out for the last two spots in the post sea­son.

Bull­dogs dropped a chance to push for a fi­nals berth as they went down to Sharks 50-29 on Fri­day night.

Bull­dogs coach Kelly Hynes said this Fri­day’s game against South Cairns will be cru­cial.

“Our con­sis­tency is some­thing that we will need to look at,” Hynes said.

Pic­ture: BREN­DAN RADKE

SUN­SET SHOOT: Saints' Eleanor Hors­burgh takes aim in her side’s Cairns Net­ball match against the South Cairns Cut­ters.

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