BIG BUSTLING PRESENCE: Brendan Clarke will be a key focal point for BITS
BIG BUSTLING PRESENCE: Brendan Clarke will be a key focal point for BITS Paul Braven GLA110717FOOTY

Veterans and pace added to BITS side for Rockhampton clash

AUSSIE RULES: BITS Saints coach Jake Mostert said the club's depth will stand it in good stead in this afternoon's first semi-final against Rockhampton Panthers at Kele Park in Rocky.

The winner of this cutthroat final will play the loser of next week's second semi-final between Yeppoon Swans and Glenmore Bulls.

Even though the Saints will be without goal-sneak Sam Pierpoint, Brock Rothe, ruckman Sam I'Ianson, mid-forward Daniel Clay, utility Jacob Mills and defender Gradey Gill, Mostert said the ins are quality.

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LINE-UPS: The BITS Saints and Rockhampton Panthers teams
LINE-UPS: The BITS Saints and Rockhampton Panthers teams Contributed GLA100818TEAMS

"They have all played A-grade before and have proven that they can do their bit, so not too concerned about them not bringing enough to the table," he said.

"They will bring plenty."

The coach said the key to winning the final was to make the most of scoreboard pressure.

"We really need to make sure that when we do go inside 50 is to put runs on the board," he said.

Saints Ky Hull flies high
Saints Ky Hull flies high Mike Richards GLA130518BAFL

Mostert noted that to have a 25 per cent conversion rate - as BITS did against Glenmore two weeks ago - would not cut it against Panthers who welcome back gun midfielder Michael Kreun.

The experience of Keith Bilston in defence and Lucas Hall as a deep forward will be key while Callum Dominguez, Thaiday Reuben and Ryan Shanks will add speed off the bench.

"I'm pretty confident and we will go hard and it will be a pretty good day I think," Mostert said.

Game time is at 2.05pm.

Ky Hull and Glenmore player Tim Fitzgerald in the AFL game at Stenlake Park
Ky Hull and Glenmore player Tim Fitzgerald in the AFL game at Stenlake Park Chris Ison ROK

BIG DAY OUT

U13: 8am Panthers v Gladstone

U15: 9.15am BITS v Glenmore

U17: 10.40am Panthers v Brothers

Reserves: 12.15pm Glenmore v Brothers

Seniors: 2.05pm BITS v Panthers

Women: 4.15pm BITS v Brothers



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