July 20, 2020
A determined last quarter by the South Burnett Saints drove them to victory against the Tigers in the men’s AFL game played at Toowoomba on Saturday.
The Toowoomba Tigers got off to a strong start, leading 3.6-24 to 0.3-3 at the end of the first quarter.
By half-time, the Saints had narrowed the margin after Mitchell Francis kicked two goals, but Toowoomba still led 5.6-36 to 4.5-29.
Toowoomba fought back in the third quarter but the Saints held them to one goal in the last to score a well-fought win: 9.9-63 to 8.11-59.
Francis’ third six-pointer and Shaun Pukallus’ second – both kicked in the last four minutes – secured victory for the visitors.
Saints’ goals were kicked by Mitchell Francis (3), Shaun Pukallus (2), Kieran Askin, Kyron Tunstall, James Packer and Troy Miller.
South Burnett is currently on top of the Darling Downs AFL ladder after securing back-to-back wins in the first two rounds of the competition.
The Saints’ women weren’t so lucky in their match against the Tigers, going down 16.14-110 to nil.
Next Saturday, the Saints men and women will both be back at home at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy, taking on the South Toowoomba Bombers.