Saints gain first win since 2016

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The Saints looked like a new team during their match against Towns.
Camera IconThe Saints looked like a new team during their match against Towns. Credit: Carly Laden

It may have taken them over a year but the Saints have beaten the odds and finally notched a win on their belt.

The hapless Saints were underdogs going into their match against Towns on Monday July 2, having been on a lengthy losing streak.

However, there were positive signs early on as the Saints made great use of the ball while Towns got into the groove.

Although the Towns were eventually the first to score, the Saints managed to fight back and take a very narrow lead, winning by just one point at quarter time.

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The Saints were quick to build momentum in the second quarter, beginning to break away until a late goal earned Towns a two-point lead at half time.

Following the main break, it was a slow but evenly matched start to the quarter that saw a tug of war match ensue for the lead.

Although the Saints were able to break through and take the lead, Towns were able to take it back late in the third quarter setting up an intense showdown.

Saints supporters were left on the edge of their seats as the Saints managed to overtake Towns and begin to break away once again.

Towns were hot on their tail as they stepped up the defensive pressure and scored a few goals of their own.

As the final siren sounded, it was the Saints that managed to hold on by four points and gain their first win of the 2018 and break their losing streak that originated back in 2016.

However, there will be no rest for the Saints as they will look to cause a major upset when they take on Cable Beach on Friday July 6 at Father McMahon Oval.

Towns will be looking to bounce back from their 50-46 loss when they take on the Broome Bulls on Saturday July 7 at Haynes Oval.

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