Horsham Saints defeat Southern Mallee Giants | Wimmera Football League

Kieran Priestly had a solid game for the Horsham Saints in the side's win.
Kieran Priestly had a solid game for the Horsham Saints in the side's win.

FOUR quarters of high pressure acts led the Horsham Saints to a 55-point win against Southern Mallee Giants in round seven.

The Saints high pressure brand of football impressed coach Luke Fisher in the 14.14 (98) to 6.7 (43) win.

“We’d prepared ourselves for a close tussle and hadn’t expected to win the way we did,” he said. 

“Everyone in the team was on board with what we were doing. The Giants weren’t able to get any easy ball at and would have left today thinking they were never able to get the clean ball.”

Despite strong play in the the first quarter the Saints were not able to fully capitalise in order to build a substantial lead until the second quarter. A 30-point half-time lead grew to 49-points at three-quarter-time and by a further goal in the final quarter.

“We probably kicked six of our goals through pressure acts in the forward line and in the middle that led to free kicks,” Fisher said.