A BARNSTORMING nine-goal final quarter paved the way for Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock to defeat fellow premiership contender Jindera by 46 points at Brocklesby on Saturday.
With Nick Brockley and Tyson Bradsworth unstoppable in attack, the Saints kicked 9.0 to 1.3 to remain the only undefeated team.
Co-coach Luke Brauer credited pressure for the late burst.
“It was an awesome finish,” Brauer said.
“The first three quarters were tight but we probably had six or so guys who were a bit flat and it was put on the group to lift.
“Everyone really stepped up and put the pressure on.
“Our pressure was good for three quarters but then it was great in the final quarter.
“Like last week when we were under the pump, everyone just made that extra effort.”
Brockley capped off a sensational performance with seven goals while Bradsworth landed five on the back of some outstanding forward pressure.
Jarod Koschitzke, Chris Boulton and Kade and Alex Wilson were also instrumental in turning a one-point lead at the final change into a comfortable win.
Jindera’s run and carry worried the reigning premier for three quarters with Terry Hall, Zac Stuart, Tom Weldon and Nick Dempsey playing well.
In a worry for the rest of the competition, the Saints went into the clash without Azzi medallist Luke Schilg while Nico Sedgwick only played about 30 per cent of the match in his comeback from injury.
Key forward Joel Hartley played reserves.
Jindera missed the class of Kris Holman and coach Josh Walker due to injury.
Billabong Crows continued their strong form with a 19-point win over Rand-Walbundrie-Walla at Oaklands.
With former AFL player Nick Stevens a surprise inclusion, the Crows led at every change with Al Austin equally as impressive in defence.
Josh Dalitz, Luke Moloney and Luke Kuschert also played key roles in the club winning its third match of the season.
The Gaints stayed in touch through Chris Hutchinson, Ryan Lavery and Brian Lieschke but struggled to close within three goals.
Howlong proved too strong for Osborne, winning by 66 points at Howlong.
Dion Munkara and Clement Kerinaiua were electric while Ryan Cannon booted seven goals.
CDHBU fought back to defeat Henty by 12 points.
It was a dirty day for the Swampies who lost ruckman Michael Aitchison with a fractured eye socket.
Murray Magpies defeated Culcairn by 30 points.