Side too strong for Saints

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Although the Saints managed their first win since 2016 on Monday, July 2, their celebration was short-lived when they squared off against Cable Beach.

In round 9 of competition, Cable Beach continued to be the team to beat, earning a comfortable win over the Saints last Friday at Father McMahon Oval.

As soon as the first siren sounded, Cable Beach were off to a great start, building a five-goal lead and keeping the Saints scoreless.

It was clear the Saints had a tough challenge ahead.

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Cable Beach continued their strong form throughout the match, although the Saints looked to step up the defensive pressure.

Although there were positive signs for the Saints in defence, they were unable to convert into valuable and much-needed points.

As Cable Beach continued to dominate the oval, their defence was just as strong, keeping the Saints goalless for much of the match.

It wasn’t until the final quarter that the Saints finally managed to get some goals on the board, but it was too little, too late.

When the final siren sounded, Cable Beach walked away with the win, defeating the Saints by 98 points. As Cable Beach remain undefeated, the question lingers: can anybody stop them?

This weekend, Cable Beach will travel to Bidyadanga to take on the Emus, while the Saints will take on the Peninsula Bombers at Haynes Oval.

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