Saints make it five in a row

Trentham's Sam Evans takes a shot at goal. Photo: Steve Hammond

A dominant first half at Newstead on Saturday ensured Trentham senior footballers extended their unbeaten winning streak to five from five in the MCDFNL.
Luke Whitehouse starred up forward with seven goals, and Joel Cowan continued his good form. B. Cass, J. Steen and Z. Gervasoni were also named in the best, as the Saints had plenty of contributors.
The home side improved in the second half, offering some tough opposition.
Final scores: Trentham 18.11 (119) d Newstead 8.8 (56).
Whitehouse led the way with seven goals, J. Keogh 3, A. Ferrier and J. Cowan 2, and D. Holden, J. Mighell, S. Evans and A. Rintala all got on the scoreboard.
In a scrappy reserves contest, scores were close for three quarters before the Saints took control to win 10.8 (68) 6.5 (41).
Goals: J. Murphy 3, B. Cole, M. Steen, T. Davey, D. Reid, Q. Kinnell.
Best: Quinnell, T. Boyer, Steen, J. Cutler, T. Ryrie, T. Frith.
The A-grade netball match was an absolute thriller, with the two sides going goal for goal throughout.
Trentham managed to hold on as time kicked down for a 43-42 victory, Hayley Bourke playing an outstanding game alternating between attack and defence and reinforce her versatility; Brooke Healy’s run down the court was valuable as well.
The Saints’ B-graders celebrated their first win for the season 35-30, with Elle Torney and Kelley Meade-Sweet named in the best.
The C-graders won 30-15 in a convincing display, with Maddy Matheson, Jamieson Purcell and Kasey Evans all playing well.
Trentham’s junior netballers failed to win in any grade, but positive results are sure to come.
This Saturday the Saints head to Talbot to take on the Hawks, and look forward to a successful day of football and netball.