Saints bounce back in style

AFTER a difficult opening round loss Sawtell have rebounded beautifully in the space of seven days thanks to a strong win over Port Macquarie at the Coffs Coast Leisure Park on Saturday.

An eight goal performance from Port Macquarie's key forward Jesse Schmidt was all to no avail as Ben Hooke began to hit his straps in front of goal in a more even contribution from the Saints.

The first quarter belonged to Port in a tight struggle but after the first break the Saints started to gain ascendancy through the efforts of the Matthews brothers in the centre.

Luke continued his strong return to the AFL North Coast competition while Todd picked up a number of possessions with his hard running.

Sawtell were also thrilled with the form of young gun Jack Gillingham who was impressive across half-forward.

Mark Harvey battled valiantly in the ruck for the Magpies and was his side's best in the middle of the field along with Matthew Lill and Matthew Long.

A seven goal final quarter was a sweet end for the Saints in a confidence-boosting win.



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