AFL Capricornia round one Gladstone Mudcrabs vs BITS Saints at Clinton Park. All in for the ball.
AFL Capricornia round one Gladstone Mudcrabs vs BITS Saints at Clinton Park. All in for the ball. Brenda Strong

BITS Saints rise to top with win against old rivals

AFL: Defending premiers BITS Saints proved too strong for Gladstone Mudcrabs, defeating the home team 102-49.

BITS Saints A-grade coach Damien Lyon was pleased with his team's effort in the first game of the season played on Saturday at Clinton Park.

"In the first quarter we really set it up," Lyon said. "After that it was pretty even."

With about 10 "first timers" Lyon said it was good to see the boys playing as a team.

"The way the boys went about it was really good," he said.

Muddies A-grade coach Luke Berry said his side had been outplayed.

"We were on the back foot from the get go," he said.

With a crop of new players on the field, Berry said there were positives to take away despite succumbing to game-day pressure.

"We played well in patches, in A-grade football in patches isn't good enough," Berry said.

"The more games we play together the better we will be."



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