NWFL. It was another tough loss for Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints Seniors as they were soundly beaten in muddy conditions at Penguin on Saturday.
The bigger bodied Two Blues out-muscled their younger Saints opponents and ran away with a 166-point win.
Coach Aaron Tuwxorth said his team made poor decisions at times which resulted in costly turnovers and allowed Penguin to rebound and score easily.
“The effort was there from the players to chase and tackle but we need to start being more proactive winning our own footy and making the most of our opportunities when we get them,” Tuxworth said.
Youngster Kurt Foss kicked the Saints’ first and only goal in the first quarter, while the remainder of Smithton’s score was made up of eleven points.
Amongst the better players for the Saints were Josh Kidman, Damien Barker, Jason Gofton, Ryan Grey and Ryland Coombe.
The Reserves were also soundly beaten by 98 points.
While ruckman Bryce Kidman didn’t lose a contest all day the team were unable to convert on the scoreboard. “We just lacked a bit up forward,” Coach Dwayne Everett said of the day.
Smithton’s three goals included a spectacular soccer-like kick off the ground by new recruit Chryzz Lewaldt.
Josh Gale and Kyle Everett were the other goal kickers while best players were Dylan Brown, Ben Poke, Bryce Kidman, Caleb Enniss and Corey Robinson
The U18s were the only successful ones on the day with a 90-41 win over Penguin.
Caleb Enniss had a day out kicking five, while Joel Poke chipped in with two.
Smithton will be tested next Saturday as they take on powerhouse Wynyard at Wynyard.