Saints fly high over Swans

By Southern Riverina News

Berrigan enjoyed a vital win on Saturday, knocking off Katunga in convincing fashion at the Berrigan Sportsground in round 13 of the Picola Football League.

The match remained in the balance in the first half before the Saints came out after the main break and slammed home eight goals to Katunga’s three to seal the match by 45 points.

Berrigan coach Lee Schmidt was the main man doing the damage up forward with four goals, while him teammates Benny Fox and Gus Coldwell chimed in with two majors apiece.

The Saints’ Jye Adamson caused most of the trouble for the Swans through the midfield, while Matt Mahon was dangerous off the back flank.

Grant Martin was his usual dependable self on the last line of defence while the Irvine brothers gave a bit of ‘pizzazz’ around the ground for the home side.

Final score, Berrigan 13.9 (87) to Katunga 5.12 (42).

The win now puts the Saints in sixth position on the ladder on percentage, sharing 24 points with Rennie and Katunga but three games behind Blighty in fifth.

This week the Cats have a general Murray League bye before taking on Mulwala who they are equal with on 28 points on the ladder.

The last time the two teams played it was arguably the Cats’ worst performance of the year going down by 56 points and held to a season low 35 points for the match.

‘‘You always take away something from a loss,’’ Daniel said.

‘‘Mulwala are never an easy side to play and are usually hard at the ball and like to control the contest.’’

If the Cats win they could sit as high as fourth on the ladder depending on other results.

Sadly for the Cats the injuries to Barlow and Mead may see them miss against Mulwala.