Saints storm home in derby after close start
THE BITS and Mudcrabs derby loomed as an epic encounter at the half-time break with just three points separating the sides.
But it turned out to be anything but a thriller, as BITS streaked away with the match to run out 115-54 winners.
The Mudcrabs came out of the blocks fast and really looked out to win the match, which would have moved them closer to the finals position.
Once BITS kicked a couple of goals in the second half, the result was only ever going to be a Saints win, Gladstone running out of legs and being blown away.
"They always come out like that against us, I knew that they would probably drop off and we would kick away," Saints coach Damien Lyon said.
BITS remain at the top of the ladder with the win, and showed just why they are the team everyone is chasing.
Goal scoring wizard Luke O'Shea was the forward on the end of the BITS good play, again showing his class and booting 11 majors.
"I put it to the boys at half time and we came out stronger once we got a few goals ahead they dropped their heads a bit," Lyon said.
Gladstone now need to win at least two of their remaining three matches and hope results go their way to be a chance to make the finals.