June 16, 2018
Despite level-pegging at the first change, the South Burnett Saints went on to record a stinging victory over the Warwick Redbacks in the Darling Downs AFL competition on Saturday.
The Saints were playing back at home, their first game in Kingaroy since Round 3 in early May.
At the end of the first quarter, the teams were locked on 16 points all but the Saints changed gears in the second to chalk up a five-goal lead at the main break.
They then romped away in the third, kicking eight goals and restricting Warwick to just one.
The final score was South Burnett 18.20 (128) to Warwick 8.11 (59).
Saints’ goals were kicked by Nathan Trace (3), Kyall Shepherd (2), Joseph Amery (2), Mitchell Francis (2), Keegan Wright (2), Jarryd Hill (2), Ben Pressnell (2), Connor Flood, Brent Snow and Kieran Askin.
The South Burnett players will be back on the road again next Saturday, taking on the undefeated competition leaders USQ Cougars in Toowoomba.
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The South Burnett Women’s Saints couldn’t stop the South Toowoomba Bombers at Lyle Vidler Oval on Saturday.
The final score was South Toowoomba 13.15 (93) to Saints 2.2 (14).
Saints’ goals were kicked by Tameka Swifte and Kayla Smith.
The women will also be heading off to Toowoomba next Saturday to play USQ Cougars at USQ Oval.