Saints fourths improve against Blues

July 06, 2017

Berrigan's Caleb Thornton chases the loose ball in the fourths.

The Saints travelled to Picola on what was a very frosty morning and were right in the game from the first bounce with James Curtin kicking the visitors’ first goal.

In the second quarter Tyson Sharp-Shorney was able to score and Berrigan were three points down at half time.

James Curtin kicked another goal in the third and there was just one point the difference at three quarter time.

The fourth quarter the Saints struggled to get the ball out of their backline and Picola were able to run away with the four points.

A great effort by all of the team with Max Cameron a force to be reckoned with in the backline along with Aiden Fennell, John O’Neill and Ben Ackerly.

Final score, Picola Utd 6.10 (46) to Berrigan 3.0 (18).

Berrigan’s thirds were more undermanned than usual on Saturday and relied on the fourths to step up and man the forward line.

Picola were dominant with the Saints unable to hit the scoreboard in a lopsided affair.

Berrigan’s better players on the day were Coleby Hellyer-Maud, Tom Whelan, Rory Thornton, Mason Peters, Riley Dempster and Josh McQualter.

Final score, Picola Utd 23.15 (153) to Berrigan no score.

The twos went into Saturday’s match missing nine of their regular players and managed to come away with an eight point win against the top side.

The last time the two teams met in round three, Picola won the game by well over 100 points, so it was a massive upset for the Saints.

In the low scoring contest, Berrigan concentrated on man on man defence and broke through Picola’s game plan.

After a week off, James Ware was back dominating in the backline and was well assisted by Steve Morgan and Adam Fox to restrict Picola to only three goals for the four quarters.

Jamie Bond and Craig Glanvill continued their impressive seasons with another great effort from them both.

Matt Cameron ran all day and was one of only three goal scorers, with Ged Towler and Cody Heazlewood chipping in with one each.

Final score, Berrigan 3.9 (27) to Picola Utd 3.2 (20).

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