Forward pressure was immense by BITS
Forward pressure was immense by BITS Nick Kossatch GLA260818RESERVES

GALLERY: Men Saints march to the GF but women miss out

AUSSIE RULES: It was mixed results for the other BITS Saints grades.

The reserves have the chance to defend its title after a 11.12 (78) to 2.4 (16) win against a Glenmore Bulls side that could simply find no answers.

Unfortunately the women bowed out with a 30-point loss to the Bulls.

Brendan Huth and experienced Darren 'Dash' Boase tormented the Glenmore defence.

Huth, with his marking and ability to run up and down the ground as a centre half forward and Boase, with his class as deep forward to finish with four goals.

With the game all but won, Brendan Edwards went through like a Sherman tank to deliver a massive hip-and-shoulder bump on an opponent who was totally blind-sided.

Such is the ruthless way coach Lucas Hall has set his BITS Saints' reserves have in mindset.

"That's what we wanted to do and we talked about our first impact on the game and we got the result," he said.

Glenmore have had the better of BITS in the minor round with a 2-1 record, but the hosts were never in it and basically dropped their bundle with send-offs in the final quarter.

With the A-grade out of the grand final, Hall said he will have a selection headache this week ahead of Saturday's 'big dance' blockbuster against Yeppoon Swans.

A gallant Saints women went down 8.2 (50) to 3.2 (20), but coach Ben Fletcher said he was proud of his charges.

"Full credit to the girls out there and they played fantastic and all I asked of them was intensity and we were in it for most of the game, but the scoreboard didn't reflect what happened," he said.

Best for Saints were Uma Brennan, Hannah Slaughter, Mackenzie Guest, Sophie Ure and Courtenay Stewardson.



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