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Berrigan back on winners' list

Despite a few late changes the Saints were able to beat Mathoura by 49 points on Saturday.

May 21, 2014 3:40am

Berrigan worked itself back on to the winners’ list on Saturday with a 49-point victory over Mathoura.

There were two lates withdrawals before the match in ruckman Brock Gray (work commitments) and Connor Thornton (concussed in the thirds match), but the Saints welcomed veteran Adam Fox back in and Craig Thornton and Nathan Maggill from the reserves to fill Gray’s void.

Final score: Berrigan 18.13 (121) def. Mathoura 11.6 (72).

Berrigan took off at a cracking pace in the first term, booting seven goals and keeping the Timbercutters to a single behind.

The Saints slowly built momentum each quarter, but began to fade in the third term, adding only three goals to their total and allowing Mathoura to gain another five majors.

After a spray from coach Ty Russell and the last change the Saints went on to score 3.2 to cement the win.

Chris Patten was the best for the Saints and the Mynard brothers (Jack and Cameron) continued their good form.

Ted Walliss was praised for his efforts during the match as was 200-game veteran and life member Craig Thornton, stating that when he would take the ground something great would happen.

Awards: Wingates $20 - Chris Patten; Menthas $20 - Craig Thornton; Baxter Transport $20 - Kyle Johnstone; Federal Parmi - Steve Morgan; BFC Meal - Nathan Magill.

Berrigan’s poor reserves hard a a hard day at the office, going scoreless for the entire match.

But to their credit, the depleted Saints kept fighting for every ball and endeavoured to create any opportunity they could.

Awards: Baxter Transport $50 - Andrew Hawkins; Baxter Transport $30 - Xavier Pinnuck; BFC $20 - Matt Clarke; Federal Parmi - Aaron Burley; BFC Meal - Noel Baxter.

The thirds began the match at a cracking speed, scoring 4.1 in the first and keeping Mathoura to only two points.

From there the young thirds side managed to add another major each quarter but were given a tough run physically from an undisciplined Mathoura side.

The match was cut short in the final term when the young Saints’ safety became an issue.

The Saints finished with 7.3 (45), going down by 30 points.

Awards: Menthas $5 - Angus Coldwell; Berrigan Bakehouse - James Morrow; Ware Builders $5 - Connor Thornton; Coach’s - Henry Saunders; BFC $5 Canteen - Lachie Pyle.

The fourths were back in form and back on the winners’ list on Saturday, consolidating a 57-point win over the young Timbercutters.

The Saints kept Mathoura scoreless until the last quarter whem they managed one major.

Josh McQualter had a ripper game, booting three of the nine goals.

Fraser Haintz was the only other multiple goal-scorer on two with another four individual scorers.

Awards: Haint Concreting $5 - Tom Whelan; Foxy’s Backhoe $5 - Mason Peters; Ware Builders $5 - Josh McQualter; Fed Hotel Coach’s - Fraser Haintz; Blue Door Voucher - Riley Dempster; Café Towel - Nick Arnold.

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