BITS undefeated for season, will unveil premiership flag
THE first home game of the season will be one to relish for BITS Saints as they go in to round three undefeated and prepare to unveil its premiership flag for the first time.
BITS will play the Panthers at home this Saturday after travelling to Rockhampton where they beat Glenmore 19.8 (122) to 4. 2 (26).
Coach Damien Lyon said it was a good game despite going in not knowing what to expect from the side.
"We were definitely pleased with the results," Lyon said.
The conditions were tough with rain leaving the field wet and muddy, but Lyon said his team put in a good effort.
He was particularly happy with midfielders Jarred Wagner, Peter Bond, Daniel Hunt and co-captain Jake Mostert.
"They were outstanding all day," Lyon said.
He also said co-captain Luke O'Shea, who kicked eight goals, and Aaron Fabian, who kicked six goals, were key forwards and the backline was solid, with a stong effort from centre half back Lachlan Cameron.
Despite having a lot of players out for the long weekend this week, Lyon said the team was looking forward to its first home game and unveiling the premiership flag in front of an enthusiastic Saints crowd.
It has been a polar opposite start to the season for Gladstone Mudcrabs, falling to BITS in round one and losing 3.1 (28) to 14.4 (98) to Yeppoon on the weekend.
Muddies assistant coach Mick Larkins said there were 22 players missing from reserve and A-grade teams on the weekend.
"We didn't have a full bench and we had a few players who had to double up," Larkins said.
"A lack of changes off the bench really hurt us."
Larkins said the first half of the A-grade match was pretty close but Muddies struggled in the second half.
"After half-time there was a lot of missed opportunities in front of the goals," he said.
"We were missing easy shots."
But he was taking a positive attitude ahead of this Saturday's home game against Glenmore with 16 players back on board.
"We'll just come out strong and go from there," Larkins said.