Saints break the drought by claiming victory
DISCIPLINE was key to the South Burnett Saints' first win of the season, according to the club's vice-president and men's player Daniel Clacy.
"There is always some questionable calls in the wet, so our discipline was a key thing that we stuck to and we played good, hard football,” Clacy said.
The South Burnett Saints men's side broke the drought in a wet-weather match against the Chinchilla Suns, winning 18.16-124 to 6.8-44 at Lyle Vidler Oval on Saturday.
"We were positive but we know that we can't just expect to win so we went in knowing that we had to work for it,” Clacy said.
The team's first win of the season is a positive sign for things to come.
"We have got a lot of brand new players and in our fourth game together it is starting to click,” Clacy said.
The game saw the return of captain Kieran Askin, as well as Jarryd Hill back in the team.
The Saints women's team travelled to Toowoomba to open their season campaign against the South Toowoomba Bombers.
While the team went down 7.11-53 to 3.2-20, coach Daniel Trace said there were positives they could take away from the game, with new players slotting well into key positions.
"When we have control in the forward line we need to improve on making sure we hit the scoreboard,” Trace said.
On Saturday, the men's and women's teams will play host to the University Cougars.
Clacy said for the men it would be an unknown, as the Cougars rarely travel to the South Burnett to play.
"If they travel, and travel well, we will have our work cut out for us,” he said.
"Hopefully we rock up with our best 22 and repeat what happened on the weekend.”
In the women's competition, the Cougars defeated defending premiers, the Toowoomba Tigers 81-2 in round one.
But Trace said the Saints had the potential to compete on their home ground.
"I am expecting a tough tussle. We have competed with them in the past and have competed well so it should be a brilliant game of football,” he said.