Up­sets avoided in run to fi­nals

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Perera

Round 16 saw teams consolidate their lad­der po­si­tions on the way to fi­nals, and while a few po­ten­tial up­sets looked to be brew­ing, in the end the sta­tus quo held.

Just Us con­tin­ued their win­ning form in the Women’s B league by blitz­ing the brave Beavers side, 59-12.

The first-placed team were up 10-0 five min­utes into the game and kept their op­po­nents to zero for most of the first half.

They looked like they were just practising tech­nique at times.

The Beavers came back in fight­ing form early in the sec­ond half with strong de­fen­sive pres­sure and a fair few scor­ing shots, but they strug­gled to con­vert and Just Us cap­i­talised.

A Goat Trouts player badly in­jured her knee at the end of the first half of their game with Pegy Fly­ers. It meant her team was one woman down in the sec­ond and their pre­vi­ous neck-and-neck score­line blew out to 18-33, net­ting the Fly­ers a valu­able win.

Mud Flaps won a tense game against Hello Trouts, 24-20, and the Fal­cons dom­i­nated Time­out.

In the men’s B-grade, top team Thun­der looked like they were strug­gling to score against sixth-placed Ti­tans some­times in a game where the dy­namic con­stantly shifted.

But they fo­cused as the sec­ond half wore on and man­aged a solid 37-27 win. Mean­while, the Car­di­nals de­liv­ered the Flak­ers a 46-18 thump­ing, the Vipers main­tained sec­ond place with an ef­fort­less 58-21 win over Cy­clones, and the Roe­bourne War­riors de­feated the Heat, 49-23.

In A-grade, Mayuga Ma­jik beat #Yo­getit, 41-30, and Corals Trouts de­feated Par­doo Katz.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

#Yo­getit’s Pa­trick Jans tries to block a pass from Mayuga Ma­jik’s Kamin Bin Rashid.

Just Us’ Aroha Haumaha passes past Beavers’ Brooke Short.

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