Saints win in the dying moments

AFL Capricornia’s reserve-grade match between BITS and Glenmore was as close as they come – until the final quarter.

The Saints prevailed over their travelling opponent as they ran away to a convincing win in the final quarter 8.12 (60) – 5.4 (34).

Points separated the teams through the majority of the match at BITS Oval on Saturday afternoon as the team struggled for dominance.

Half-time saw Glenmore ahead by one point 3.7 (25) – 4.2 (26) despite BITS creating more opportunities in front of goal.

Chances were rare for both teams in the third quarter – one goal right before the final break was kicked.

The scores were tight at 4.8 (32) – 4.4 (27) in the home team’s favour leading into the last 20 minutes but blew out as BITS put away four goals to Glenmore’s one handing the home team the match.

Yaralla Mudcrabs did not have as positive a result as their Gladstone neighbour when they were embarrassed 12.12 (120) – 2.1 (13).

The Swans stormed to a six-goal lead in the first quarter.

That score almost doubled by half-time while Muddies were kept scoreless.

It wasn’t until the final quarter that Muddies broke the Swans goal-scoring streak when they managed to put two six-pointers away as well as one behind.

Yeppoon still put four of their own goals through the posts to top off the 107-point trouncing.

RESERVE-GRADE RESULTS

Yeppoon Swans 6.3, 11.7, 14.4, 18.12 (120) def Gladstone Mudcrabs 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 2.1 (13);

BITS Saints 0.2, 3.2, 4.8, 8.12 (60) def Glenmore Bulls 3.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.4 (34);

Brothers ‘Roos 2.2, 3.3, 4.7, 7.8 (50) def Rockhampton Panthers 3.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.6 (36)



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