KICK: Mudcrabs’ Zachary Jahn in the men’s AFL match against BITS at the BITS Oval, Boyne Island.
KICK: Mudcrabs’ Zachary Jahn in the men’s AFL match against BITS at the BITS Oval, Boyne Island. Christopher Chan

Saints keep up guard despite thrashing Glenmore previously

THE BITS Saints will be looking to remain on top of the Capricornia AFL ladder with a win over Glenmore on Saturday.

Despite a devastating 96-point thrashing of Glenmore earlier in the season, BITS coach Damian Lyon is not taking the visitors lightly.

"They are one of those teams who seem to always be high on the ladder," Lyon said.

The Saints are going into the game focusing on their own performance, believing that will bring the victory and keep them in the first spot.

"They will give us everything they have got and we have a couple out so we have to be on our game," Lyon said.

"A good start is very important. We turned the ball over a lot and let Gladstone back into the game last week, so that is something we have to rectify."

The Saints currently lead Yeppoon on points percentage, with Glenmore four points in arrears in third.

Getting a further break on the visitors will cement the BITS' place in the top two, with the first spot possibly being decided when Yeppoon make the return trip to Boyne Island Oval in a few weeks' time.

"Every game is important because any team can win on any day."

The local side is down on strength, with the loss of two players through knee injuries from last week's clash.

The losses make the goal-kicking ability of Luke O'Shea and Aaron Fabian, who are first and second in the league, paramount to success for the rest of the season.

"We are lucky to have two really good focal points at the front.

"It means that if one is a bit off for the day the other is usually kicking goals for us."

The match will kick off at 2.15pm on Saturday at Boyne Island Oval.



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