Saints still struggling to get first win

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The Saints remain winless after a 123-point thrashing at the hands of Cable Beach on Saturday, despite a brave first-quarter effort.

Cable Beach booted 22 goals to the Saints’ three, two of which were kicked in the first 20 minutes of the game.

All teams have played each other once now round 7 is completed and the closest the struggling Saints side have come to a win was a 36-point loss in round 4 to the Peninsula Bombers.

Despite this, the Saints fought hard in the first quarter on Saturday, applying strong pressure in the back line and converting both of their shots at goal.

It was downhill from there for the eighth-placed side, who were kept off the scoreboard in the second quarter by a strong Cable Beach team.

Cable Beach scored 14 goals in the second half to just one by the Saints.

Bruce Greatwich shrugs off a Cable Beach tackle.
Camera IconBruce Greatwich shrugs off a Cable Beach tackle. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Jordan King played a new role for Cable and managed to boot nine goals for the winning side.

Daniel Cox was another stand-out player once again, who also kicked four goals of his own.

Brendon Thomas, Colin Burton and Sam Heseltine were among the best for the Saints.

Cable Beach head coach Brett Claudius said he was very happy with his team’s performance.

“Our young players really stepped up on Saturday,” he said.

“Our pressure was outstanding.

“We’ve won four of our last five games now and are looking forward to the challenge of playing Derby.”

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