BITS Saints doubled the Mudcrabs' score on Saturday for a 100-50 point win.

The A-grade teams played a hard and fast game that was amplified by the cross-town rivalry.

Skipper Steve Pugh was awarded best on ground for the match.

The win has placed BITS second on the ladder, behind Yeppoon, while Gladstone is fourth.

BITS came from a three point win in their last game and Gladstone had lost to Yeppoon.

Pugh said it was always an intense game against their Gladstone counterparts.

"We started off pretty flat in the first quarter and they were up at quarter time but by halftime it was pretty close.

"At the third quarter we kicked eight goals to their one which really broke the game open," he said.

Pugh said having some of their regular players back made a big difference to the match.

The team had Jacob Mills back as their ruckman after a four-week holiday.

Nathan Shippard had a stellar match, scoring nine goals.

"There's a bit of cross-town rivalry so we tried to get our best side out there, and it's always good to have a win against them," Shippard said.

To add to the competitive edge, BITS had two previous Mudcrabs players, Kurt Hanson and Rick Windridge in their ranks.

Next week BITS will play Brothers at Kele Park.

The score:

  • 1st quarter: 11-20 Mudcrabs lead
  • 2nd quarter 33-29 BITS lead
  • 3rd quarter: 83-36 BITS lead
  • 4th quarter: 100-50


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