DESPERATE: Brooke Sheridan fights hard for the ball in Saturday's thrilling under-13 final.
DESPERATE: Brooke Sheridan fights hard for the ball in Saturday's thrilling under-13 final. Nick Kossatch GLA020918GALLERYU1

Mixed results in juniors, but Saints under-13s are the best

AUSSIE RULES: BITS Saints' under-13 side survived an almighty scare to win the AFL Capricornia grand final by just five points over Yeppoon Swans.


Max Marsh was a rock at centre half back and Will Raffin made a massive act which stopped a potential Swan goal.

Will smothered a kick from a Yeppoon opponent when at that stage it looked as though the visitors would win.

Saints captain Clem Boston was adjudged best on ground in the 5.3 (33) to 4.4 (28) win.

It was all BITS early as it kicked the first three goals of the game before a pair of Joshua Wallis majors in the final quarter made for an epic finish.

And that's exactly how Saints coach Tim Boston felt. "Very nervous, very nervous and well done to the boys and we got there and that's the main thing," he said immediately after the game when he joined his young charges for celebrations. Boston also said some complimentary words to the Yeppoon coach.

Other stars that shone for BITS were Ty Fitzgerald who booted an important goal in the penultimate quarter.

Lachlan Whembridge played a key role for the Saints.

The news was not so good for the Saints' U17 and U15 teams where the Swans grabbed grand final glory. Yeppoon ran away with a 12.10 (82) to 7.6 (42) win in the older age bracket with Mitchell Greig's four goals vital to the result. Caleb Bird chipped in with three as his Swans team turned the game with 4.4 to 2.1 third quarter.

Saints' Ryan Shanks was terrific around the ground with clean skills and strong marks and finished the game with two goals. Zanna Stevenson was best for Yeppoon.

An ankle injury to BITS Joe Airton proved the turning point as Yeppoon Swans claimed the U15 title with a 6.10 (46) to 5.3 (33) win.

Poor discipline late in the game did not help the host's cause.

Tyrecce Ahmat (two goals) was easily best afield for the Swans.

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