Cameron sinks a Gi­ant boot into Saints

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

A MATCH- WIN­NING five goals from Jeremy Cameron has halted a three- game los­ing streak and moved the Giants back into the eight with a gutsy 35- point win over St Kilda at Spot­less Sta­dium yesterday.

The win reignited their fi­nals hopes and was the first time GWS with­out since Shane Mum­ford since he joined the club last year.

“It’s a big win for our young ruck- men and our mid­field­ers as well,” Giants coach Leon Cameron said.

“It was our best con­tested game for a while. I’m pleased our tackle count nearly hit 100. To get that right was a step in the right di­rec­tion.”

Af­ter hold­ing the Saints to two first- half goals the Giants with­stood a third- quar­ter burst from the visi­tors who closed within 16 points and looked to be run­ning over the top.

Four last- quar­ter goals to one got the GWS home in front of 9178 fans.

The only con­cern for the Giants was a knee in­jury to midfielder Dy­lan Shiel with tests to­mor­row hold­ing the key to any time out.

Cameron’s five goals brings his tally to 42 goals for the year and moves him into sec­ond spot in the race for the Coleman Medal be­hind West Coast’s Josh Kennedy.

Pic­ture: GETTY IM­AGES .

AT THE BALL: Lion Nick Robert­son gives his all in the con­test but is tack­led by Lance Franklin.

Giants’ Jeremy Cameron leads charge.

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