Muddies and Saints ruckmen contest the ball during the match on Saturday.
Muddies and Saints ruckmen contest the ball during the match on Saturday.

BITS march on to finals

BITS Saints will contest the 2010 AFL Capricornia finals series, after defeating Yaralla Gladstone Mudcrabs by 15 points.

BITS got off to a flyer on their home paddock on Saturday, and had four goals on the board before Muddies Reece Sadlier posted the first major for his side.

Muddies’ Shane Eilola was in the play early, as was his namesake Shane, and BITS’ full forward John Beriouti was amongst the goals and thriving on the contest.

At quarter time, the score read 5.1.31 to Muddies 1.3.9, and the visitors had their work cut out for them, as poor disposal continued to plague the side.

During the second term, the game tightened up, and although BITS added four goals to one, Muddies were able to stop BITS’ flowing game.

The scoreboard at halftime read 9.4.58 to 2.5.17, but the BITS dominance was being tempered.

 Stuart Seager, Rick Windridge and co started getting cleaner ball for Muddies, and when Sadlier nailed one of the goals of the day from tight in the pocket, it was game on. They booted three goals to one in the quarter and went into the huddle full of confidence.

They then slotted the first two goals of the last quarter and were within striking distance.

However, the BITS backline, which has been resolute all year, stood firm and were able to repel the repeated attacks.

BITS coach Adam Dickesnon got a few important touches in the last quarter and a beautifully weighted 50-metre pass set up Boase to slot a steadier and put the game out of reach.

For full results see sporting round-up on page 37.

The BITS backline stood firm and were able to repel the repeated attacks



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