The Saints went marching right through North Coffs 'Roos in a dominant home performance at Richardson Park
The Saints went marching right through North Coffs 'Roos in a dominant home performance at Richardson Park Leigh Jensen

Saints go marching through 'Roos

SAWTELL-Toormina returned to the winner's list with a lopsided 129-point win over North Coffs that had captain-coach Ben Hooke singing the praises of his men.

"It was a really good performance from the boys and we played well across all quarters," he said.

"Craig Parsons was in outstanding touch and became our top contributor with 11 goals.

"With Mitch Cole the most dominant player in the ruck, I couldn't have been happier."

For North Coffs boss Russ Matthews, the afternoon had a less joyful outcome.

"It's hard to beat a team that looks like it's made up of two sides, so there aren't too many positive to take from it today," he said.

"We just weren't on the ball at all.

"The injuries confirmed through the week didn't make it easy either."

One aspect that did please the coach was the attitude of his younger playing group.

"While I don't like to single anybody out for attention there was a good spirit from the under-18 kids who backed up for us from their grade and for that, they deserve a big rap," Matthews said.

Final score was 24-24-168 to Saints against 6-3-39 for the Kangaroos.

Meanwhile, Grafton remain on top of the table following their narrow 11-point win over Port Macquarie at Macksville.

The Tigers won 14-11-95 to the Magpies 12-12-84.

 



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