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Saints competing for the ball at Lyle Vidler Oval on Saturday afternoon

May 16, 2019

Saints’ fans had little joy at home at the weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams going down to University Cougars.

In the men’s game, the final scoreline was 13.18-96 to 7.5-47 but the gap really only blew out after half-time.

Saints had a strong second quarter, landing more goals than their more-fancied opponents and held their own in the last quarter.

It was during the third quarter that the Cougars did the damage, putting on 35 points as they hammered the goal posts.

Saints’ goalkickers were Jarryd Hill (2), Jordan Brooker (2), Kieran Askin, Braeden Snow and Brenton Noe.

The women’s game ended with hugs all round even though the scoreline was a bloodbath.

The final sheet read 19.16-130 to 0.4-4.

The match will be reprised this weekend with the female Cougars and Saints facing each other again … this time in Toowoomba.

The game is due to kick off at 12:30pm.

With only four teams in the competition, the women will be seeing a lot of each other this year …

The male Saints have a bye this weekend.

Their next scheduled game is against Warwick in Kingaroy on May 25.

This will be Saints’ big Heritage Round which will also include a visit by Brownlow Medallist and triple premiership player Jason Akermanis.

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The Saints junior footy program (Roys and Superstars) continues on Friday at 6:00pm at Lyle Vidler Oval.

The program is for boys and girls aged 5 to 8 in who have graduated from an Auskick program.

It is running on Friday nights until June 28.

On Sunday, juniors will be in action at Lyle Vidler Oval from 11:00am when Darling Downs takes on Wide Bay in an Under 12 representative schools practice game.

Winning’s not the most important thing … the women’s teams shake hands and hug after their game


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