SNESA BEGIN TO HIT THEIR STRAPS AHEAD OF TRIPLE HEADER BLOCKBUSTER!
A combined 18 point win in the wet last week transformed into a combined 35 goal win yesterday as the saints notched up their fourth Treble for the year.
The Thirds team played their most important game to date, hosting E3 ladder leaders Melville in a game they needed to win to close the gap on the top six.
A very tight first half saw a couple of great team goals, with Nanguromo and getting on the end of a couple. The midfield was firing early with club debutant Kasey Saito making an immediate impact. The saints taking a lead at the first break, but two points down at halftime.
It wasn’t until halfway through the third quarter that the saints began stamping their authority on the game, kicking four unanswered goals. The final quarter belonged to the forward line, the Truck Josh Chapman began firing on all pistons and returning forward Stephen Grigg found his touch. When Burgess then kicked his fourth, the saints were celebrating knocking off their competition leaders.
Great support from the bench, with many reserves players returning to run water and do the club things. Trent Mitsopoulos ran the board. However, giving the President only 18 minutes of game time may result in him being demoted to siren duties. Sake Bags you dc.
Earlier that day at Mclean Park, the saints ventured into the heart of the golden triangle. The Reserves faced a bottom placed, undermanned Cottesloe and they game’s tempo was set early. A five goal to one first quarter in favour of the saints with returning swingman Matt Wiltshire found his way back into reserves footy.
The saints never let the roosters back into it from there, kicking eight unanswered goals for the rest of the game and staking themselves a claim of the top three.
The league match had a similar start, kicking five goals in 12 minutes. From then, the game plateaued with saints gradually increasing their margin. The forward line very potent with big bustling Ben Hall stating his presence at centre half forward, while Evans and Campo also combining for another five.
The midfield also cashed in on their hardwork, veteran Millsteed getting himself on the scoreboard for the first time this year. In the end it was a 15 goal win to the saints who unfortunately drop to second on the C3 ladder after Jandakot thumped Lynwood-Ferndale.
This week at SNESA will be YOUTH FOCUS Round, with the club working together with the youth mental health organisation to create awareness and fundraise for youth programs. The league match will see the saints in a special strip dedicated to the round, with profits from sales going to Youth Focus.
All SNESA fans are encouraged to get down and support a worthy cause!!! It’s a Triple Header folks, let’s get excited!!!
SNESA 20.8.128 def Cottesloe 7.12.54
Goals: Ben Hall 5 Campo 3 Millsteed Evans Kelly Mitsopoulos 2 Farina Carrington Dobbs Burgoyne
Best: Ben Hall Shinners Carrington Mitsopoulos Colace Br Hall Kelly
SNESA 14.14.98 def Cottesloe 1.1.7
Goals: Wiltshire Cirillo 3 Paparone 2 Scott Baptist L Butler Italiano Mancuveni
Best: Gangemi Beale C Butler Davey Italiano
SNESA 11.9.75 def Melville 3.13.31
Goals: Burgess 4 Chapman Grigg 3 Nanguromo
Best: Nelson Adams Rigg Saito Smith Garner
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