BITS and Swans lead the way
BITS Saints and Yeppoon Swans continued their dominance in a rain-affected round two of the AFL Capricornia women’s competition at Clinton Park on Sunday.
Following up from a 94-point flogging of the Mudcrabs in round one, BITS polished off an undermanned Panthers 11.13 (79) to 4.0 (24).
The Boyne Tannum team ran away to an early lead, putting away three early goals, and finished the quarter 5.7 (37) to a scoreless Rockhampton opposition.
Panthers managed to get four through the posts in the middle periods but BITS controlled the game and held the opposition scoreless again in the final quarter.
The game wasn’t without injury, with two Panthers players reportedly leaving the ground in ambulances.
Saints coach Adam Mostert said his girls’ enthusiasm was showing on the field.
“They’re so enthusiastic. They love coming to training,” Mostert said.
Despite his team’s supremacy in the opening two rounds the coach wouldn’t place any wages on where the team would finish the season.
“I’m a great believer of not counting your chickens,” he said.
Drizzling rain continued in game two and Brothers could only manage one goal against Yeppoon.
The weather didn’t seem to affect the Swans though, as they notched 10.13 (73) to Brothers’ 1.2 (8).
Glenmore forfeited game three against home team Gladstone but Yeppoon backed up for a second game.
Gladstone coach Daryl Eiola said his girls were glad to get a run and support for a regular competition was strong from the Gladstone area.
“We’ve got a lot of girls who are new to the sport. They’re still learning the rules but when we played BITS we nearly had 17 girls down there,” he said.
The coach said Katie Gosschalk performed well both weeks, as did Chelsea Smith and Rachael Eiola.
No scores were recorded in during the scratch match.
BITS 5.7 5.9 6.13 11.13 (79) Panthers 0.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 (24)
Yeppoon 2.4 6.4 9.6 10.13 (73) Brothers 0.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 (8)
Glenmore forfeit to Gladstone Mudcrabs