Peter Bond predicts BITS Saints will be back at their best by mid-season.
Peter Bond predicts BITS Saints will be back at their best by mid-season. Luka Kauzlaric

BITS Saints look to big picture after slow start to season

PETER Bond is not fretting about the BITS Saints' loss to the Yeppoon Swans over the weekend - he is concentrating on the finish to the season.

A premiership player with the club last season, Bond says the struggles of the club are not a worry at the moment and that just gelling is the key.

"No one remembers round two or three," he said. "It has been a poor start to the year and we are a bit off."

Bond admits his start to the season has been difficult because he has been unable to train regularly due to work.

But he is predicting that by the season's halfway mark the team will be back at its best, and his legs will be back to where they need to be.

"I think round eight or nine we can start to play consistent footy," he said.

"I can train, so getting match fitness will be helpful. I feel about 91."

At only 31-years-old, Bond still has plenty left in the legs and kicked a goal in the BITS loss.

He plans to be around helping the Saints, and getting among the scorers, for a long time to come.

"I normally get a couple just doing my job," he said. "I was in Airlie Beach (and) I came to here because of the global financial crisis.

"I got a deal I couldn't refuse."

AFL Round 2 results:

Yeppoon Swans 12.9 (81) d BITS Saints 6.6 (42)

Goals: Yeppoon: K. Grace 6, A. Russell 3, H. Boyd, W. Hawk, M. Wallen

BITS: K. Bilston 2, P. Bond, D. Shipard, T. Sheldon, D. Hunt

Gladstone Mudcrabs 29.12 (186) d Brothers Roos 8.10 (58)

Goals: Gladstone: A. Radford 7, Z. Jahn 6, D. Clay 5, B. Cookson 3, J. Brown 4, K. Hanson, B. Leahy, C. Windridge, J. Walsh

Brothers: R. Walsh 2, A. Dumesny 2, B. Wood, B. Jones, H. Petit, S. Munchow



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