RAND-WALBUNDRIE-WALLA extended Brock-Burrum's winless start to the season with a hard-fought 17-point victory at Brocklesby on Saturday.
The Giants took control of the match early mainly through the efforts of Rhys Dempsey, Bernie Lieschke and Nick Kohlhagen who helped set up a five goal lead at the main break.
Brock-Burrum tried valiantly to bridge the gap but the Giants had all the answers on their way to a 13.15 (93) to 12.4 (76) win.
Although the Saints have been handed a tough draw, they have slipped to tenth on the ladder and face a must win clash against Billabong Crows on Saturday.
They could also be without Damian Cupido who only kicked one goal in the third quarter before hobbling off with a leg injury.
The veteran spearhead was well held by Lieschke but highlighted his undoubted talent with his only goal of the match.
Cupido took a contested mark 50m when he appeared to injure his leg.
He slotted the goal on his opposite foot before heading to the bench for the remainder of the match.
Coach Lucas Mellier was happy with how the Giants responded after having their pants pulled down by Osborne the previous week.
"It was an important win against a finals contender," Mellier said.
"Osborne highlighted a few of our deficiencies which we were able to work on during the week.
"But to be honest we moved on fairly quickly and I told the boys matches like that don't define you as a team for the rest of the season.
"We were able to execute our game plan fairly well in the first-half and set up the win.
"But Brock-Burrum are a proud club and we expected them to challenge hard in the second-half but we were able to withstand that."
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The battle between Azzi medallist Matt Seiter and Jack Duck in the ruck proved to be an intriguing sideshow.
The pair were endured an absorbing battle with both among their sides better players.
While Duck is undersized most weeks, what he lacks in size he makes up with heart and determination and is admired by his teammates.
The Giants are set to be boosted by the inclusion of Thurgoona recruits Jake Bruce and Mark Haydon when they host Holbrook on Saturday.
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