Trentham has knocked Natte Bealiba from second place on the ladder, edging closer to the top spot after a satisfying 84- point defeat of Maldon.
Trentham was ruthless at home, blowing away a side that has been in good form throughout the season.
The Saints came out of the blocks firing on Saturday, quickly gaining a lead of 28 points by quarter time.
Getting the early jump on Maldon proved to be huge for the home side as they piled on the goals to lead by 50 points at half time, limiting the Bombers to just three goals.
Maldon woke up in the third and put on a much more competitive showing, matching the Saints goal for goal and seeing scores sit at 12.12 (84) to 5.2 (32) in Trentham’s favour by three quarter time.
Despite the comeback, Maldon was unable to maintain the pressure in the fourth as Trentham ran out the victor.
Mark Strickland booted six for the home side, continuing his good form along with star forward Jake Keogh who kicked four.
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