South Burnett Saints couldn’t overcome the Bombers in the last quarter of their clash on Saturday

July 27, 2020

It was a weekend of reversals for the South Burnett Saints in Kingaroy with the women’s team notching up a win, while the men narrowly lost a thrilling battle against South Toowoomba.

In the women’s game, the Saints defeated the Bombers 3.10-28 to 2.4-16 in a low-scoring match.

The Saints were ahead by one behind at half-time but went on to kick two more goals to seal the win.

Goals were kicked by Reanna Fenton, Keeley Walker and Teagan Cutts.

South Burnett got off to a slow start in the men’s game and were behind at the first change after kicking just the one goal.

But by half-time they had made up the margin and had drawn level with the Bombers when the siren sounded: 5.7-37 to 6.1-37.

The visitors had their nose just ahead at the end of the third: 8.3-51 to 7.8-50, setting the stage for a half-fought final quarter.

Sadly for local fans, the Bombers fired up in the last, keeping the Saints scoreless while peppering the sticks with kicks.

The final score was South Burnett 7.8-50, going down to South Toowoomba 10.7-67.

South Burnett goals were kicked Shaun Pukallus (3) and James Packer (2) while Daniel Trace and Lachlan Grey added one apiece.

Next Saturday, both the South Burnett women and men have a bye.

Both teams will be back in action on August 8 against the Hawks at Goondiwindi.

At half-time the sides were locked at 37-all
Shaun Pukallus, left, top-scored for the South Burnett, kicking three goals

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