Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Gladstone Puts Foot Down in Third to Beat Brothers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Gladstone Puts Foot Down in Third to Beat Brothers

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ROUND 8 RESULTS

Gladstone 14.17.101 d Brothers 5.9.39

Glenmore 12.6.78 d Panthers 6.4.40

Yeppoon 19.16.130 d BITS 5.3.33

A GOALSCORING blitz in the third quarter set up Gladstone's victory over Brothers in the AFL Capricornia A-grade clash on Saturday.

The visitors ran out 62-point winners but it was a close contest until half-time.

"The first 10 minutes of the third quarter killed us," Brothers' coach Steve Smithwick said. "We dropped the ball and lost our way a little bit.

"Our intensity with the footy until half-time was good. We were sticking to the team plan and doing the right thing and then half-time came and it all stopped."

Despite not having won a game in 2016, Smithwick is happy with the team's progress in what is a rebuilding year.

"We've got a very young side and a lot of guys who haven't played a lot of footy," he said.

"They've got a lot to learn but as long as they keep going the way they are they're going to improve. …

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