Payne puts the boots into Brothers for Glenmore Bulls
GLENMORE Bulls' Darcy Payne had a demanding day at the office, when he booted 17 goals during his side's huge demolition of Brothers in round 12 of the AFL Capricornia A-grade competition.
The teams clashed at Kele Park on Saturday and Glenmore's 187-point victory (207-20) was definitely a low point for the cellar-dwelling Brothers which were dominated by the third-placed Bulls.
Yeppoon Swans, playing on their home ground at Swan Park, had a much closer contest against Rockhampton Panthers but triumphed 76-66.
There was plenty of hype surrounding the fixture between the Swans, second on the ladder, and the fourth-placed Panthers, and the match lived up to expectations.
The Swans hung on to win by just 10 points after leading by 29 at half-time, then 30 at three-quarter time.
Nathan Milburn and Albert Russell both kicked three goals for the Swans, while Travis Atkinson kicked a hat-trick for Panthers.
Panthers were encouraged by their ability to come home strongly at the finish after losing several close games during the season when the opposite was true.
At Boyne Island, Luke O'Shea was again on fire, booting 11 goals for ladder-leaders BITS Saints in their local derby with Gladstone Mudcrabs.
It was another win for the dominant Saints although Muddies made a game of it for most of the session.
They led by 10 points at quarter time and still had their noses in front by three points at half-time.
But BITS reeled in the deficit in the third quarter to lead by eight at the final break before piling on the points in the fourth term to win 115-54.
In the women's competition, Panthers defeated Yeppoon 47-23, while Gladstone had a 17-1 win over BITS.
This Saturday's round 13 sees BITS play Panthers at Boyne Island, Brothers take on Yeppoon at Kele Park and Gladstone plays Glenmore at Clinton Park.
A-grade: Yeppoon Swans 3.6 8.7 10.10 11.10 (76) def Rockhampton Panthers 2.1 4.2 6.4 10.6 (66); BITS Saints 1.4 4.7 8.9 17.13 (115) def Gladstone Mudcrabs 3.2 5.4 7.5 8.6 (54); Glenmore Bulls 7.7 10.12 22.18 31.21 (207) def Brothers Roos 1.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 (20)
Reserve grade: Rockhampton Panthers 1.0 4.2 8.4 9.5 (59) def Yeppoon Swans 4.1 5.2 7.2 8.2 (50); Gladstone Mudcrabs 0.3 3.3 8.4 10.6 (66) def BITS Saints 1.1 3.5 4.7 8.8 (56); Glenmore Bulls 0.2 5.3 8.5 11.8 (74) def Brothers 'Roos 0.1 2.1 3.2 3.3 (21).