Horsham 89 d Horsham Saints 75
HORSHAM Demons have broken Horsham Saints’ run of six consecutive Anzac Day victories with a 14-point win under lights in front of a big crowd at Horsham City Oval.
Less than a kick separated the sides at the major break, but the Demons came out on top after half-time.
Demons coach Jordyn Burke said it was a testing contest.
“We were very happy with the win – it was a fairly physical, high-paced game,” he said.
“There were times it seemed like it went from one end to the other fairly quickly, then got a bit more physical and opened up a bit.”
Burke said half-forward John Wood, ruckman Sean Christopher and defender Rhona Conboy were among the Demons’ best.
For the Saints, Jacob Cooke-Harrison impressed up forward, while Pat Knott and Jake McIntyre were also important.
Saints coach Shayne Breuer said despite the loss, he was pleased with his side’s endeavour.
“Our effort was good – the blokes kept hanging in there, which was a positive,” he said.
“It was a good game, but Horsham played really well, ran the ball well and the scoreboard probably flattered us in the end a little bit.”