Ba­boons too strong for Stingers

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Carly Laden

A new sport has burst on to the scene in Broome as the com­mu­nity em­braces floor­ball at Broome Re­cre­ation and Aquatic Cen­tre.

Floor­ball is a type of floor hockey, pop­u­lar in Europe, which is played in a rink sur­rounded by 50cm-tall en­closed boards and in­volves teams of six at­tempt­ing to score as many goals as pos­si­ble us­ing plas­tic sticks to move a light­weight plas­tic ball into the goal nets.

In the cli­max of the sec­ond mixed sea­son of floor­ball in Broome which be­gan in May, the Ba­boons took on the Stingers in the grand fi­nal on Mon­day, Septem­ber 17. From the out­set, the Ba­boons were quick to as­sert dom­i­nance in the rink scor­ing some early goals.

How­ever, the Stingers kept the mar­gin at four points at the first break.

Dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter, the Ba­boons con­tin­ued their dom­i­nance by shut­ting down the Stingers early and adding four more goals to their tally.

After the main break, the Stingers be­gan to step up the de­fen­sive pres­sure, caus­ing the game to be­come a strug­gle to score for both teams although the Ba­boons were able to ex­tend their lead to 10 points.

As fa­tigue be­gan to set in dur­ing the fi­nal quar­ter, it was clear the Ba­boons were just too strong, tak­ing home the premier­ship 12-2.

Prior to the grand fi­nal matchup, Roe­buck Thunder and the Freestylers squared off for third place. De­spite hav­ing a close match the pre­vi­ous week, Roe­buck Thunder dom­i­nated the rink to win third place 16-1.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Floor­ball pre­miers Ba­boons.

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