Inverell Saints sit in top spot following round two against Moree Suns at Varley Oval on Saturday night

Inverell Saints: Kate McDonald showing some great skills in her first AFL game in the Under 14s.
Inverell Saints: Kate McDonald showing some great skills in her first AFL game in the Under 14s.

All three Inverell Saints teams are taking the early lead sitting atop of their respective ladders after round two.

Saints’ men powered to a 139 victory over the Moree Suns under lights at Varley Oval on Saturday evening.

Young gun forward 15-year-old Marli Gobbert starred for the home side booting eight goals, in what was a truly impressive outing for the youngster.  

The Suns started well and had an early advantage over the Saints who continued their woeful goal shooting kicking nince behinds for the first term.

Holding a slender nine-point lead the Saints powered away in the second term booting seven goals to the Suns 0 to go into the main break up by 51 points.

The third term was the Marli Gobbert show as he kicked five of the teams nine goals for the term, as the Saints went into the last break up by 108 points.

Luke Selig and Troy Hill starred in the centre, while Anthony Pages continued his dominance around the ground.  

The winning margin could have been greater if it were not for the Saints inaccurate kicking, booting 4 goals 14 in the final quarter.

The Saints will now travel to Gunnedah to tackle the reigning Premiers, the Bulldogs at Wolsley Oval this Saturday.

The reigning ladies premiers, Inverell Saints, took off from where they left off last year with a comprehensive win.  The Suns were never in the hunt with the Saints extending the margin at every break to be 135 point run out winners.

Georgia Strang dominated in the centre, while Clarissa Baldwin making her debut for the Saints impressed with three goals. 

Also impressing during the match was 14 year old Tyla Mair who was lively up forward. 

Northern Inland Academy of Sports athletes Kyla Hamilton, Kayla Sims and Kelsie Julius teamed up to add another 8 goals between them, including a beautiful left foot goal from the boundary line for Julius. 

Special mention to Sophie Kastelein who played an outstanding game on loan to the Suns.

In a Grandfinal rematch, the Inverell women take on Tamworth Kangaroos at Narrabri next Saturday.

In a grand final rematch, the old rivalry between the Inverell Saints juniors and Moree Suns was reignited. 

A tough first quarter saw the Saints go into the break with a slender three point lead.   

The 2017 premiers took charge in the second quarter to extend the lead to 42 points over the Suns, helped by a handy four goal term from Lachie Martin having his first game for the season. 

Ethan Campbell and Tim Beattie proved too much for the Suns and dominated around the ground. Scott Thomas, as always, a calculated performance to out run the opposition. 

The Saints extended their lead each quarter, helped by 7 goals from Lachie Martin for the game. 

Cody McGilivray who proves it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, helped the Saints to a 78 point win with a four goal personal contribution.

Saints juniors have a bye this coming weekend.