Saints chase fix

CLOSE: Bill Williams did a good job limiting the impact of North Albury’s Kris Holman as well as providing plenty of run, but unfortunately the Saints went down by 16 points.

MYRTLEFORD co-coach Brad Murray said his team needs to fix its third quarter fade outs if it is to win more games in the back half of the season.

A poor start to the second half against North Albury at McNamara Reserve on Saturday ultimately cost the Saints their third win of the season and also their third victory over a top five opponent.

The Saints fought back from a two goal deficit at quarter time to be five points down at the main break but a third quarter in which they kicked just one behind proved the difference between the two sides.

“Our third quarters have become a bit of an issue and it’s something we really need to rectify,” Murray said.

“Looking at the scores you might say our first quarter cost us as well but we didn’t start badly, we just missed shots on goal we really needed to take.”

Despite comfortably beating Wodonga a week earlier the Saints were beaten in the third quarter of that match while the week before, after leading Corowa at halftime they let the Roos fight back in the third and win the game, and in their round five clash against Yarrawonga the Saints didn’t score a goal.

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