Brethren continue run of success
BROTHERS moved into third position on the Trend Interiors Carpet Court AFL Capricornia ladder with a 27-point win over Yeppoon at Victoria Park on Saturday.
Brothers, bolstered by the return of university students Greg Lavey, Tim Groves and Brendan Ridsley, led at every change despite some inaccurate kicking which resulted in 21 behinds.
The 12-21-93 to 10-6-66 win was a timely one for the Brethren who face Gladstone ? a side winless in 2005 ? next weekend.
"I expected to win (against Yeppoon) because we had a few important guys back for us yesterday and they had a few out,'' Brothers' coach Steve Smithwick said.
"We're now three wins and three losses for the season and hopefully we can improve on that.
"Our goal is to go four (wins) and one (loss) over the next five weeks, but you never know, five could be achieveable.''
In other games at the weekend, Glenmore kept its undefeated 2005 season record in tact with an impressive 20-17137 to 5-4-34 win over CQU Panthers at Rockhampton's Stenlake Park.
Panthers, led by young captain/coach Clinton Evans, were brought back to earth after a thrilling win last round ? their first of the season.
Despite Glenmore holding top spot on the ladder, Smithwick rated BITS the team to beat in this year's competition.
"They're the standout in my eyes,'' he said.
"The rest of the field is pretty even.''
BITS suffered a 16-11-107 to 10-9-69 loss to North Mackay in their AFL Community Challenge match at the Gabba on Saturday night.