BITS player Damien Lyon booted five goals last week
BITS player Damien Lyon booted five goals last week Chris Ison

BITS coach delighted

AS A senior coach I don't think there has been a game where I could have been more proud of the boys' efforts.

Due to a long list of injuries and players unavailable, we travelled to Rockhampton to play an improving Brothers club that had two full teams.

We brought up barely 30 players with a number of under-17 players doubling up.

The heart, discipline and continuous effort by both grades was just outstanding.

The reserves went down by six goals, but only had 14 on the ground by the finish.

Jason Saatci was best on ground followed by Callum Dominguez and veteran Keith Billston. We also had another four U17s having their first taste of senior football in Ty Semmler, Cody Norton, Bailey Saunders and Corey Stenzel.

In the seniors, we ended up hanging on to win by six goals with 18 players for the whole day and not having a bench. It was a gutsy effort.

Ben Dempsey and Jake Mostert were standouts, followed by Jamie Cunningham, Jordan Lockett and Sam Joppich. Well done.

This week the BITS Saints have three U17 footballers representing the U16 North Queensland Kookaburras at the State Championships with games against the South Pacific, Gold Coast and North Brisbane.

Jackson Mangion, Jack Grainger and Kane Haua are all products of the BITS Saints junior program.



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