EXPERIENCE: BITS’s Jamie Cunninghame is not stressed about his side’s start to the season, saying the top-class play will come.
EXPERIENCE: BITS’s Jamie Cunninghame is not stressed about his side’s start to the season, saying the top-class play will come. Luka Kauzlaric

BITS player believes team is on track after Mudcrabs win

BITS Saints player Jamie Cunninghame has been with the club long enough to be content with the start the team has made to the season, believing patience is the key to another successful year.

Having lost a lot of experience over the off-season, the Saints are still building into the year, and Cunninghame is accepting of his role in the engine room.

"I have been on the wing where we have been getting smashed," he said.

"Saturday was a bit better, we started to work the ball a bit."

Scoring a narrow win over local rivals the Gladstone Mudcrabs on the weekend, BITS kept themselves in the top three, behind Glenmore and Yeppoon.

Accustomed to winning, the Saints are still working on becoming the force they were last season.

"It wasn't really a dominant game, but we ended up winning," Cunninghame said.

"We need to try a few new things and work as a team."

Cunninghame says the team has the chance this week to do just that, with the struggling last-placed Brothers their opponents.

Only a few weeks into the competition, he expects his side can only get better when gelling with the new faces.

"It is just that they came at the start of the pre-season so we have had eight weeks, it is working together."

"It is not too much different, everyone who has been around can step up."

The Mudcrabs will be at home to Panthers this weekend.

Mudcrabs v Saints

  • A Grade: Saints 10.16- 76 defeated Mudcrabs 8.6-54
  • Reserves: Saints 14.12-96 defeated Mudcrabs 2.12-24
  • Women: Mudcrabs 11.6-72 defeated Saints 0.1-1



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