“Don’t let that scoreline give you any indication of how the game went – it was four quarters of full on, beat up football.”
First Grade Saint, Geoff Harmer, was quick to dismiss assumptions the 149-point thumping Young endured was a walk in the park for the Cowra Blues.
Harmer said Young were “right in it” at quarter time, and continued to put the pressure on the ladder leaders throughout the game. He said while Young’s backs and midfielders played consistently over the park, it was the third quarter the Saints came to life.
“We managed to score a majority of our points through silly penalties from Cowra, but then they switched back on and ran away with it in the last quarter,” he said.
“We had a goal of keeping them to 100 points, we were doing okay and half way through that last quarter they flooded forward and we couldn’t keep up with them.”
The full-time score was 174-29 to Cowra.
In the women’s grade the Saintees took a 70-14 win in a “brutal” match.
“I think grown men wouldn’t have gotten up from some of the hits, it was absolutely brutal,” he said.
The Under 18s were also in good form for Young, taking an 80-50 win. Harmer said the undermanned team started slow before putting their foot down in the second half of the match.
The Under 14s were defeated by Dubbo in their last match of the season.
“They did their best this year, they’ve copped a hell of a lot of floggings but not once did their heads fall,” Harmer said.
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