July 16, 2018
The tables were turned in AFL games at the weekend, with the South Burnett Saints’ women’s team chalking up a rare win, while the men’s side suffered a rare loss.
The Saints’ men travelled to Warwick with a diminished squad to take on a Redbacks side eager to leapfrog them in the competition.
The Redbacks were also keen to avenge their June match-up in Kingaroy where the Saints demolished them by 10 goals.
On Saturday, South Burnett only managed to boot home three goals, going down 3-4 (22) to Warwick’s 19-18 (132).
Saints’ goals were kicked by Paul Pressnell, Keegan Wright and Brent Snow.
The loss knocked the Saints down from third spot on the ladder to sixth.
They are now locked on 24 points with Goondiwindi, Coolaroo and Warwick, with a large gap to competition leaders USQ Cougars (36 points) and South Toowoomba (32 points).
The Saints’ next game will be at home at Lyle Vidler Oval against the Toowoomba Tigers next Saturday.
The South Burnett women’s team travelled to Toowoomba to face the South Toowoomba Bombers.
The Saints were behind at every change until when it mattered… ahead 8.5 (53) to 6.6 (42) when the full-time siren blew.
At half-time, the South Burnett side was behind 5.4 (34) to 1.2 (8) but staged a massive revival after the break to finish the third quarter lagging by just one point, 5.5 (35) to 5.4 (34).
Saints’ goals were kicked by Kayla Smith (4), Narelle Wilkins (2), Sandy Jacobson and Teagan Cutts.
The Saints’ women will also be in action in Kingaroy this Saturday, against the Toowoomba Tigers.