Campbelltown Blues seal impressive win

Picture: Michael Rayner
Picture: Michael Rayner

A strong opening quarter guided the Campbelltown Blues to a solid win over UTBS Bats on Saturday.

The Blues bounced back from last week's narrow loss to seal a 9.13 (67) to 7.3 (45) win at Waverley Oval, despite missing some key players.

The match marked round five of the Sydney AFL men's division one competition.

The Blues exploded out of the gate with a four-goal opening quarter to lead by 24 points at the first break.

UTS came back in the second quarter, aided by a strong breeze, but the Blues managed to contain them to just two goals.

Campbelltown led by 12 points at half time.

The Blues again impressed in the third term, scoring three goals to one, to take a 28-point lead into the final break.

UTS outscored its opponents in the last quarter, but the Blues finished winners by 22 points.

Trysten Stanmore was arguably best on ground for the Blues, scoring three goals.

Congratulations to Blues pair Cameron Gordon and Chris Fretwell for both kicking their 50th goals for the club.

Campbelltown's men's reserves fell 13.8 (86) to 6.7 (43) against the Camden Cats.

The Blues women's side also lost 3.7 (25) to 0.2 (2) against Newtown Breakaways.

The South West Blues under-19s men's side won after opponents Penrith Rams forfeited.