Saints fir­ing on top

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - FIND A -

SAWTELL/Toormina has opened a two-game lead at the top of the lad­der af­ter a re­sound­ing win over Port Mac­quarie.

The Saints won by 116 points but the mar­gin could have been greater had it not been for a strangely in­ac­cu­rate first term that saw the home team kick nine be­hinds with­out a ma­jor while the Mag­pies were score­less.

Saints coach Brandt Lee has his troops fir­ing, with con­fi­dence build­ing as the sea­son’s un­beaten streak con­tin­ues.

The Coffs Break­ers re­turned to the win­ners’ list for the first time since the open­ing round.

Any thoughts Grafton might pos­si­bly cause an up­set were quickly put to bed with the Break­ers lead­ing by 25 points at the first change and 66 at the main in­ter­val.

In just his third game in se­niors, Aden van Ryswyk led the goal­kick­ing with five goals, closely fol­lowed by Nick Stan­lan Velt with four.

SAWTELL/Toormina is the early leader in the in­au­gu­ral AFL North Coast women’s com­pe­ti­tion.

The Saints burst out of the blocks on Satur­day to kick four goals in the first term de­spite Port Mac­quarie win­ning the clear­ances.

The Mag­pies came out strong early in the sec­ond term to kick two goals but Sawtell/ Toormina’s de­fence worked hard to en­sure the vic­tory.

Keira Bas­set is the find of the sea­son, boot­ing another four goals for the Saints to mark her­self as the form for­ward.

The Sawtell women re­main un­beaten and are two wins ahead of Port, who have pre­sented the big­gest chal­lenge to this point of the sea­son.

Photo: Brad Green­shields

Sawtell/Toormina was too strong for Port Mac­quarie, win­ning by 116 points.

Sawtell/Toormina’s women’s AFL team had another strong win.

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