Pis­tons gear up to be the team to beat

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

New men’s A-grade team Pis­tons are fast ce­ment­ing their sta­tus as a force to be reck­oned with af­ter hand­ing 2015-16 pre­miers #Yo­getit their first de­feat of the sea­son last Thurs­day.

In an ex­cit­ing first half, Pis­tons had the early lead be­fore #Yo­getit came back from be­hind and man­aged to over­take them by a few points by half-time. The teams re­mained close in the sec­ond term, but half­way through the Pis­tons dug in. They had lev­elled the score at 10 min­utes in and af­ter that, the goals kept com­ing thick and fast.

Though #Yo­getit were hot on their heels, Pis­tons did enough to hold them at bay by a few cru­cial points, hand­ing them the game 3428.

Mayuga Ma­jik and Co­ral Trouts played an­other fast, skilled game, but it was one in which the Ma­jik were con­sis­tently ahead thanks to some stand-out shoot­ing.

Co­ral Trouts drew even to­wards the end of the first half, but their op­po­nents eas­ily broke away and won the game 39-20.

Trout School sub­jected Par­doo Katz to a 40-point thrash­ing.

Women’s A-grade team Hello Trouts were ahead through­out their phys­i­cal and high-pres­sure match against the Fal­cons and brought it home with a con­fi­dent 10-point win.

Mean­while the women’s B-grade match between the Hawks and Lady Fal­cons was neck-and-neck and went down to the wire, with the teams match­ing each other goal for goal in the fi­nal min­utes. It ended in a 32-all draw. Roe­bourne Ra­zor­backs had the edge in their close and com­pet­i­tive match against the Drib­blers and won by six points.

In men’s B-grade, the Car­di­nals and School­ers faced off in a close game in which ten­sions ran high un­til the last, with the young School­ers’ side win­ning by a mere three points. Flak­ers dom­i­nated against new team Kar­ratha Pel­i­cans and de­feated them 33-16.

Pegy Fly­ers for­feited to Mud Flaps and Red­backs for­feited to the Prodigy.

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