Avalanche of sec­ond-half goals sink Saints FOOT­BALL

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

A late scor­ing surge al­lowed Towns to se­cure their first win of the sea­son over the Saints at Haynes Oval this week­end.

In a com­pet­i­tive start to the match, the Towns were able to take the lead sec­onds be­fore quar­ter time.

As the match pro­gressed into the sec­ond quar­ter, things were start­ing to look a bit scrappy as both teams laid big tack­les and booted sev­eral goals to re­main within close dis­tance of each other.

How­ever, Towns ral­lied strongly to hold a 14-point lead at the main break.

As Towns con­tin­ued to ex­tend their lead over the Saints the match grad­u­ally be­came more heated, es­pe­cially dur­ing the third quar­ter.

It looked as though it was go­ing to be a nail­bit­ing fin­ish, how­ever it be­came more one-sided as Towns dou­bled the Saints’ score by boot­ing six goals.

The Towns cel­e­brated their first win of the sea­son by a 49-point mar­gin.

Towns as­sis­tant coach Marty Shep­pard said it was a re­lief to get the win.

“We were a bit ner­vous at the start but it was nice to see the boys putting in place what we’ve been teach­ing them at train­ing,” he said.

“We’ve been try­ing to move the ball bet­ter, try­ing to make sure we are re­spon­si­ble with how we get rid of the ball and mak­ing sure we are accountable to our team­mates.”

Saints as­sis­tant coach Luke Portel­lano said the team needed to work on their struc­ture in the ruck and for­ward line.

“We’ll also need to work on our for­ward pres­sure and lock­ing in there and kick­ing those goals where it counts,” he said.

“To­day was a step up from last sea­son and there are only bet­ter things to come from us as we start to gel bet­ter as a team.”

Towns will take on the Broome Bulls in round two while the Saints will look to get their first win over Ca­ble Beach.

It was a com­pet­i­tive first three quar­ters be­tween the Towns and the Saints. Pic­ture: Carly Laden

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