South Burnett Saints sharpen up ahead of finals season
THREE games before the finals the South Burnett Saints hit their straps to play the best football so far this season.
Saints coach Paul Pressnell, who also had a run on the park and kicked two goals, described their 143 point win against the Chinchilla Suns as their best game yet.
"I reckon it was one of our best four quarter games of the season," he said.
Up against a full-strength Suns side, the Saints confidently stepped onto the Chinchilla Sports Ground and ran away with a 27.15.177-5.4.34 win.
Even the wet weather last Saturday could not slow the Saints.
Pressnell said his team never let their foot off the pedal despite the massive points margin and continued to mount the pressure on the Suns.
By the end of the first quarter the Saints were up 8.4.52-2.0.12 and continued to score plenty of majors.
Pressnell said the Saints showed a change in their attitude as the looming finals got ever closer.
"We know it's coming to the pointy end of the season," he said.
Currently fourth on the ladder, Pressnell said he would be happy to remain at this level before tackling the finals.
Pressnell said he could not think of anything to improve on their last game and hoped this form would continue through the final fixtures.
The Saints will play cellar dwellers Lockyer Valley after this week's bye followed by second-placed University Cougars and Toowoomba Tigers.
Pressnell said the University Cougars and Toowoomba Tigers fixtures would be good preparation ahead of the finals.
With a number of key players still out of action, Pressnell said he hoped they would soon return to provide him with more options.
"I can't wait to get a full squad to pick and choose from," he said.