On Sunday Bullsbrook scored more goals in the second quarter, which helped set them up for a 15.17 (107) to 8.16 (64) win over Mt Helena who wasted their shots on goal in the same quarter.
In their Hills Football round 10 clash, the Saints were quick out of the blocks due to some good work from Izac Davies in the ruck, which allowed Jorden Healy to clear the ball forward where James Thompson goaled after taking a strong contested mark. James and Adam Edwards continued to present, allowing the Saints several avenues to goal.
Inaccuracy plagued both teams at different times – Bullsbrook in the first quarter, then Mt Helena in the second quarter with some seemingly easy shots missed.
Bo Read worked hard deep in defence, with Matthew Elwood on half back along with Hamish Duncan and Daniel Bulla on the ball.
The Lions could have been well back in the game if not for kicking one goal from 10 attempts.
Bullsbrook regained their composure in the third with some pin-point ball movement. The forward line was functioning well with Michael Bailey getting in the goal scoring column.
Christian Huggins was almost impassable across half back along with Brandon Ghirardi and Rory Bennett. A friendly fire head clash saw two of the Lions’ midfielders out for the rest of the game. Losing one is hard enough to cover let alone two. With their rotations reduced by two they were down to even numbers with the Saints.
Charlie Read took some telling marks when moved back to offer some height.
Dustan Skews came more into the play as the game wore on. Michael Hine showed some dash across half forward but had trouble finding the big opening. Steven Cockman chimed in with a goal. The Saints were able to answer every time that the Lions challenged. Steven Bailey continues to improve as he shows the desire to play on whenever possible.
Even after the loss the Lions walked off with their heads up, and even offered a round of applause to their loyal supporters.