BITS Saints on fire as they down Brothers by 144 points

MY BALL: Luke Saunders collects the ball.
MY BALL: Luke Saunders collects the ball. Mike Richards

IT would've been a sombre trip back to Rockhampton for Brothers on Saturday evening, after the BITS Saints thumped them by more than 140 points in front of a typically strong BITS crowd.

Sublime midfield pressure choked the life out of Brothers, as BITS launched attack after attack, booting 26 goals, with Brothers simply unable to stop the onslaught.

BITS' head coach Allan Mostert praised the performance of his side, as they looked to build momentum ahead of next weekend's clash with ladder-leading Yeppoon.

"Our centre-half-forward line has been really concentrating on keeping the footy in the forward line, and we're working hard at doing that," Mostert said.

"If they (opposition) want to get it out you know they've got to work hard, that's what we were trying to do and today we did that really well.

"It was a good team effort today, like last week we're starting to learn to play together and it was a good effort today."

Young tall-timber Lachlan Cameron was one of BITS' best on field on Saturday, a ball-magnet, and his move from the backline to the forward line as BITS took control was a masterstroke.

Cameron held a couple of classic marks on his way to booting four goals, including a tip-toeing effort along the boundary line in the third quarter to kick his second goal for the term.

"Yeah, it was good to get up in the forward line, I'm usually in the backline so it was good to have a run up there and kick a couple of goals," Cameron said.

BITS' forward line was outstanding, with Timothy Sheldon and Aaron Fabian kicking five and four goals respectively, as well as first-gamer Ben Vrana scoring his first senior goal.

A-grade results:

  •  BITS 26.11.167 def Brothers 3.5.23
  •  Panthers 13.10.88 def Gladstone 9.9.63
  •  Yeppoon 15.9.99 def Glenmore 9.10.64

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