Mon­grels sail past a de­pleted Wreck­ers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Rob Skin­ner

Top-of-the-lad­der Mon­grels faced third-placed Wreck­ers, who have been the quiet but con­sis­tent achiev­ers, in what should have been the match of the round.

But Wreck­ers went into the match miss­ing a num­ber of reg­u­lar play­ers and were no match for Mon­grels.

Mon­grels led 3–2 at the end of the first round, but dropped only two more games to eas­ily ac­count for Wreck­ers, 11–4.

War­riors also dom­i­nated their match in the Sam­son Ho­tel lo­cal derby against new team Sam­son Slay­ers, win­ning 12–3.

Mon­grels and War­riors are four and three matches ahead re­spec­tively of third-placed Wreck­ers, and both teams are can be as­sured of a top-two fin­ish.

Pu­n­ish­ers caused the up­set of the round.

Rec­a­holics, in fourth place, would have been look­ing for­ward to nar­row­ing the gap to third but Pu­n­ish­ers dealt them an 8–7 de­feat that would have nor­mally made them vul­ner­a­ble to drop­ping out of the top four.

Work­ing in their favour was the fact that the Tav­ern­ers, in fifth po­si­tion, for­feited to An­i­mals 10–0, which will al­most cer­tainly rel­e­gate the Tav­ern­ers to the B-grade fi­nals.

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